BROADWAY PERFORMER JENNY LEE STERN AND AREA MUSICIANS TO PLAY HURRICANE RELIEF BENEFIT CONCERT
WHO: Jenny Lee Stern, Jazz With Friends, Neal Carson, and Charlie Frantz
WHAT: Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert presented by Open Sky Artists, Featuring Broadway’s Jenny Lee Stern
WHERE: 1867 Sanctuary Arts and Culture Center, 101 Scotch Road, Ewing Township, NJ 08628
WHEN: Wednesday, October 18 at 7:30 pm
EWING TOWNSHIP, NJ | Broadway performer and Bucks County native Jenny Lee Stern and severalother area musicians will perform on October 18 for a one-night-only concert at 1867 Sanctuary Arts and Culture Center to benefit those affected by recent hurricanes. All proceeds benefit the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, a private non-profit organization with expertise in long-term rebuilding philanthropy.
The concert also marks the public launch of Open Sky Artists, LLC, the arts management and consulting firm that represents the musicians collaborating with Stern. “We chose to hold our debut in a sanctuary to send funds to those who need sanctuary long after these disasters aren’t headlines anymore. Funds raised will benefit the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, which is backed by theUniversity of Pennsylvania’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy. We selected this organization because of its outstanding ability to assess and support long-term needs,” said Open Sky Artist’s Founder, Lori Rosolowsky.
In addition to Ms. Stern, the lineup includes Jazz with Friends (Lori Rosolowsky, Mike Seifried, Samuel Haines and Wayne Palmer), Neal Carson (of Cherry Lane Band), and Charlie Frantz (of New Jersey Jazz Quartet).
“We are thrilled to have Jenny Lee Stern team up with several of Open Sky’s talented artists in this community effort to raise funds and spirits,” said Bob Kull, Events Manager for 1867 Sanctuary.
Jenny Lee Stern is a Bucks County native, Broadway veteran, and resident of Doylestown, PA. She was seen on the Great White Way in Rocky (Original Broadway Cast) and A Christmas Story(Madison Square Garden). She toured the country as “Mary Delgado” in Jersey Boys, originating the role in the Chicago and Toronto companies. Off-Broadway, Ms. Stern garnered critical acclaim for her portrayals of Judy Garland, Patti Lupone, Bernadette Peters, Sutton Foster and others in Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking. Ms. Stern has been seen frequently on the cabaret circuit in NYC, performing at Town Hall, Feinstein’s, Birdland, Lincoln Center, and 54 Below, including her solo showJust A Girl. Regionally, she has found her niche playing “Patsy Cline” in Always…Patsy Cline in several Philadelphia-area productions. She has been seen on television in The Sopranos and The Mysteries of Laura.
The 1867 Sanctuary, the region’s Historic Haven for Arts and Culture, is a 200-seat, ADA-accessible gathering place known for its excellent acoustics and beautiful stained glass windows. Preservation New Jersey, a 501c3 historic preservation nonprofit, is operating this landmark that turns 150 years old in November. The former Ewing Presbyterian Church sanctuary now serves the central New Jersey and Bucks County region as an impressive venue for concerts and entertainment.