Latiné Musical Theater Lab Benefit Concert 2022
Monday from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM EDT
This event will be livestreamed on our Givebutter page: https://givebutter.com/LatineBenefit22
This event is a fundraising concert for the Latiné Musical Theatre Lab. This money goes directly to funding the free programs and services we provide to support new Latiné-written works of musical theatre, in order to radically change who gets to tell musical stories on stages across the country.
Our work starts with our flagship programs: our 4xLatiné presentations (excerpts of new musicals for a live audience), our Table Reading Series (developing scripts with the support of actors and dramaturgs), and our Julia de Burgos Cohort (small group, three month writing intensives.)
In addition, we provide free educational workshops and seminars that bring knowledge and resources into our community; assist and advise on individual musicals to elevate and support the work; and build connections and partnerships with theatres and producers around the country in order to break down barriers erected by gatekeepers - and ultimately get writers’ work produced.
VIRTUAL VIEWING TICKETS, RANGING FROM $10-$100, NOW AVAILABLE!
This one-night-only event features dazzling new music from Latiné composers, special guests from the Latiné Broadway community, spectacular raffle prizes, an open bar and one big party you don't wanna miss! Featuring performances by Mauricio Martinez, Shereen Pimentel, Michelle Aravena, Katerina McCrimmon, Amanda Lopez, Ianne Fields Stewart, Alexis Semevolos-Velazquez, Kat Rodriguez, Michael De Souza, Nick Martinez, Robert Ariza, Mikaela Secada, Esteban Suero, Miguel Angel Vasquez, Ronny Mercedes, and more!
With music by Jaime Lozano, Florencia Cuenca, David Davila, Amanda D"Archangelis, Rebecca Murillo, Julio Vaquero Ramos, Aliza Sotsky, Robi Hager, Erlina Ortiz, Joey Contreras, Jacinta Clusellas, Tatiana Pandiani, Melis Aker, K. Hernandez Friend, Simón Gómez Villegas, Christin Cato, Desmar Guevara, Nyseli Vega, Brian Quijada, Julián Mesri, David Gomez, Obed De la Cruz.
6:00-7:30 - Cocktail hour w/ hors d'oeuvres
7:30-9:00 - Concert
9:00-10:00 - Post Event Fiesta Bailando
Director: Rebecca Aparicio
Music Director: Saul Nache
Music Assistant: Jared Cavazos
Stage Manager: Angel Tavarez
Associate Producer: Gustavo Brito
Robin is an American film and theater actor of Puerto Rican descent. He is perhaps best known for playing the role of Sonny in the 2008 Broadway musical In the Heights, for which he received a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical.
In 2010, he joined the revival cast of La Cage aux Folles as Jacob, the housekeeper, which earned him his second Tony Award nomination in the Featured Actor category. The production opened at the Longacre Theatre on April 18, 2010.
De Jesús played the role of Boq in the Broadway production of Wicked at the Gershwin Theatre. In 2019, he received a third Tony Award nomination, for Best Featured Actor in a Play, for his role of Emory in The Boys in the Band. He recreated the role for the 2020 film adaptation produced for Netflix.
In 2021, Jesús played Michael in the musical drama tick, tick... BOOM!, the directorial debut of Lin-Manuel Miranda, for which he received critical acclaim and a nomination for the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture.