“BRILLIANT! INSTANTLY TRANSPORTING & DELIGHTFUL. It’ll give you JOY!” – New York Magazine
“It’s A JOY just to be SWEPT ALONG.” – Entertainment Weekly
Determined to show their support to the COVID-19 first responder and essential healthcare workers and the charities assisting the theater community, the cast of SING STREET present SING STREET: Grounded – At Home With The Broadway Cast, a chance to see the young cast perform some of their favorite songs and stories to benefit The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
SING STREET: Grounded – At Home With The Broadway Cast will take place on Thursday, April 30 from 6:30pm till 7pm (EST) exclusively on SING STREET Broadway’s Facebook Page. Donations can be made directly to The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and Broadway Cares’ COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund using the Facebook “donate” button on the Facebook Live during the livestreamed event, which will be available on demand through Monday, May 4 at 6:30pm (EST).
SING STREET is a story about seeking bluer skies in a time of darkness and celebrates the joy and power of music.
Relying on the talented cast, strength of the new Broadway score and beating heart of the uplifting story, SING STREET: Grounded – At Home With The Broadway Cast will feature songs including “Up,” “Drive It Like You Stole It” and “Go Now,” as well as “Love and Stars,” the world premiere of a new song written for the Broadway production of SING STREET.
With 14 young cast members set to make their Broadway debuts, SING STREET was postponed when Broadway was suspended to stop the spread of COVID-19. SING STREET is directed by Tony Award winner Rebecca Taichman (Indecent), features a book by Tony Award winner Enda Walsh (Once), music and lyrics by Gary Clark (front man of Danny Wilson) & John Carney (“Modern Love”), choreography by Obie Award winner Sonya Tayeh (Moulin Rouge), and is based on the motion picture written and directed by John Carney.
The SING STREET cast scattered around the world in Ireland, Great Britain, New York, California, Pennsylvania, Michigan, New Jersey, Florida, Vermont and Massachusetts will be performing from their homes, playing their instruments and singing, all in unison on Facebook Live with ambitious technological experimentation, using the medium of the moment with a young cast that is excited by and comfortable with the creative expression that’s possible with a cell phone and a laptop.
“We want to help the doctors, nurses and first responders who are putting themselves in harm’s way so we can all stay safe in our homes. As we have our instruments and our voices, this is something we can do to help those who are on the front lines of this disaster. On behalf of our entire cast, we are encouraging everyone to support The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS” said Brenock O’Connor, Zara Devlin and Gus Halper in a joint statement. “We are excited to have this opportunity because we have found a way to play together again, hopefully capturing the charm and heart of the show from our homes around the world.”
“A boy presses ‘play’ and the world goes away. That everyday MAGIC act takes on FRESH, SENSES-STIRRING LIFE in SING STREET.” – The New York Times
CRITIC’S CHOICE! “SING STREET winningly captures the JOY of being in a teenage band.” – New Yorker
“Nearly IMPOSSIBLE TO RESIST, SING STREET exudes a RIOTOUS, SOARING JOY!” – The Stage UK
“SPIRITED and WINNING.” – The Hollywood Reporter
– Financial Times, New York Stage Review, The Stage UK