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Broadway Our Way


Uptown Players Annual Fundraiser


May 10 - 12, 2019

Moody Performance Hall


Written by B. J. Cleveland


Co-Directed and Choreographed by B. J. Cleveland and Jeremy Dumont


Music Direction by

Kevin Gunter and

Isaac Leaverton


Musical Arrangements by

Adam C. Wright


Hosted by Paul J. Williams

With Special Guests: Anthony Fortino and Cedric Neal


The Uptown Players divas return for another entertaining weekend of broadway music with plenty of twists, laughs and surprises. The evening features many of your favorite actors from past Uptown Players seasons performing selections from broadway shows, both past and present, all done with an Uptown Players twist! This year’s divas will sing and dance to 30 songs from recent Broadway hits and revivals such as Guys and Dolls, Pippin, The Last Five Years, Frozen, The Color Purple, Hairspray, Next to Normal and End of the Rainbow. 


This year's event includes two special guests, Anthony Fortino and Cedric Neal. Anthony starred in Uptown Players production of Catch Me If You Can in 2015 and then went on to do the Fun Home National Tour and to star in productions of Jersey Boys and Altar Boyz at regional theaters around the country. Cedric first appeared on the Uptown Players stage in 2004 as Fleetwood in The Life and appeared in numerous Uptown productions before making the move to appear in Porgy and Bess and MoTown The Musical on Broadway and then starred in MoTown The Musical in London. He recently made it to the semi-finals of The Voice UK. (Cedric will not be appearing at the May 12th performance)


The evening also features a gallery of nearly 75 terrific auction prizes, including theatre tickets, restaurant gift certificates, hotel stays, artwork and much more! This year's event has been moved to the Moody Performance Hall in the Arts District downtown due to the strong demand for this event. 




Mikey Abrams, Kylie Arnold, Chimberly Carter-Byrom, Coy Covington, Peter DiCesare, Lindsay Hayward, Jacob Hemsath, Jacie Hood, Theresa Kellar, Walter Lee, Linda Leonard, Sara Shelby-Martin, David Lugo, Rodney Morris, Jill Nicholas, Ryan Nuss, Bailey Poe, Kelly Schaaf, Carlos Strudwick, Trey Tolleson, Brett Warner, Paul J. Williams, Jodi Wright and Trevor Wright.




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