“RATATOUILLE: THE TIKTOK MUSICAL” BENEFIT ANNOUNCES MULTIPLE PARTNERS AHEAD OF TONIGHT’S PREMIERE
FOR RELEASE ON JANUARY 1, 2021
“RATATOUILLE: THE TIKTOK MUSICAL”
THE ACTORS FUND BENEFIT
PROVIDING A SPECIAL EDITION PLAYBILL
ALL PROCEEDS BENEFITTING THE ACTORS FUND
EXCLUSIVE EDUCATION AND ACCESSIBILITY PARTNER
BROADWAY FOR ALL
TONIGHT AT 7PM ET
PLAYBILL ART BY JESS SISWICK (@SISWIJ)
New York, NY – Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical today announced a suite of partnerships that will provide a robust virtual Broadway experience, that includes Playbill, presenting a special edition Playbill with all proceeds benefitting The Actors Fund along with a red carpet experience for viewers to watch on their platform and Broadway For All, an exclusive education and accessibility partner providing access to students to the first-of-its-kind performance, for the premiere of the Actors Fund benefit, TONIGHT, Friday, January 1 at 7pm ET.
Presented in association with TikTok and TodayTix Presents, Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical, produced by the Tony Award-winning theatrical production company Seaview, will begin streaming on TONIGHT, Friday, January 1, 2021 at 7:00pm ET for 72 hours only. Tickets for this one-of-a-kind Actors Fund benefit are now on sale exclusively on TodayTix.com.
The special edition Playbill, for order and digitally, will be available at the Playbill Store for $20, with all proceeds benefitting The Actors Fund. The exclusive education accessibility partner, Broadway For All, will present a special pre-premiere red carpet on Playbill.com featuring the stars from Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical, the original TikTok creators, and Broadway stars. The virtual red carpet will be on TONIGHT, Friday, January 1 from 6:30pm – 6:55pm ET only on Playbill.com.
Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical’s partnership with Broadway For All will allow for both subsidized tickets and access to “behind the scenes” content to young creative voices as they learn about the process of creating this special event as a living laboratory to enhance their current curriculum. Broadway For All is an organization dedicated to providing young people from disparate cultural and socio-economic background with the knowledge, means, and platform to be the creative voices of the next generation.
The complete cast for the highly anticipated one-performance-only, to benefit The Actors Fund, includes Wayne Brady (Django), Tituss Burgess (Remy), Kevin Chamberlin (Gusteau), Tony Award winner André De Shields (Ego), Andrew Barth Feldman (Linguini), Grammy Award nominee Adam Lambert (Emile), Tony winner Priscilla Lopez (Mabel), Tony nominee Ashley Park (Colette), Owen Tabaka (Young Ego), and three-time Tony nominee Mary Testa (Skinner), with Cori Jaskier, Talia Suskauer, Nikisha Williams, JJ Niemann, John Michael Lyles, Raymond J. Lee, and Joy Woods as the ensemble.
The one-time performance of Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical will feature content created by members of TikTok’s #RatatouilleMusical Community, whose collective work has earned the engagement of more than 200 million fans around the globe, and will be performed with the 20-piece Broadway Sinfonietta orchestra.
Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical is adapted for this virtual benefit event by Michael Breslin and Patrick Foley, choreographed by Ellenore Scott, directed by Lucy Moss, and features music from Danny Bernstein (@dannykbernstein), Gabbi Bolt (@fettuccinefettuqueen), Kevin Chamberlin (@chamberlin_kevin), RJ Christian (@rjthecomposer), Nathan Fosbinder (@fozzyforman108), Emily Jacobsen (@e_jaccs), Sophia James (@sophiajamesmusic), Katie Johantgen (@katiejoyofosho), Daniel Mertzlufft (@danieljmertzlufft), Alec Powell (@phisherpryce), and Blake Rouse (@blakeyrouse).
The creative team also includes Daniel Mertzlufft (Music Supervisor, Arranger, Original Music & Lyrics, @DanielMertzlufft), Macy Schmidt (Orchestrator & Music Coordinator), David Bengali (Video Design and Production), Chris Routh (Set Design, @ShoeboxMusicals), Emily Marshall (Music Director & Coordinator), Jeffrey Gugliotti (Associate Choreographer), Tilly Grimes (Costume Consultant), Jessie Rosso (@JessieRosso) and Geoffrey Ko (Music Copying), Kate Leonard (Additional Lyrics), Michael J. Mortiz, Jr. (Audio Producer, Mixer, Master), Angie Teo (Audio Mixer), Cody Renard Richard (Stage Manager), Amy Jo Jackson (Dialect Coach), and Taylor Williams, CSA (Casting).
Jeremy O. Harris, Michael Breslin, and Patrick Foley will serve as Executive Producers.
Founded by Macy Schmidt, the Broadway Sinfonietta is an extraordinary all-female identifying, majority women-of-color 20-piece orchestral collective designed to uplift the existence, excellence and equity of female BIPOC musicians in the Broadway industry.
Tickets start at $5 and are available exclusively on TodayTix by visiting TodayTix.com or downloading the TodayTix app. All ticket sale proceeds to benefit The Actors Fund Covid-19 Emergency Relief Fund.
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