Broadway Stars Host Virtual Party to Educate At-Risk Voters

OCTOBER 7, 2020 – Castmembers from ‘Hamilton,’ ‘Book of Mormon,’ ‘Company’ and more are coming together to educate voters on ID laws in key states.

Published in The Hollywood Reporter

Written by Jackie Strause

Update: Watch the full event here.

Stars from some of Broadway’s biggest musicals are virtually coming together Wednesday night to write letters to voters in key states in order to educate them on voter ID laws and deadlines ahead of the 2020 presidential election.

The virtual letter-writing party will take place at 7 p.m. ET, just two hours ahead of the start of the first primetime 2020 vice presidential debate between Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris.

Broadway has remained dark since New York City shut down in March, at the onset of the novel coronavirus pandemic, and isn’t expected to reopen until 2021. Many stars in the live-theater industry have since lent their names and talents toward fundraising events ahead of the Nov. 3 general election.

Participating stars in Wednesday’s event include Audra McDonald, Will Swenson, Josh Gad, Andrew Rannells, Michael Potts, Nikki M. James, Rory O’Malley, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Darnell Abraham, Marc delaCruz, Krystal Joy Brown, Tommar Wilson, Gavin Creel, Katrina Lenk and David Hull.

The party, which promises lively entertainment, conversation and voter ID education, is hosted by VoteRiders and is specifically aimed at voters who are at risk of being disenfranchised in Florida and Wisconsin.