Jonathan Groff's Autobiographical Benifit Concert
By Jesse Steinbach
On November 24, Jonathan Groff will take to the Five Angels Theater stage for the charity event Get Back. All proceeds from the one-night performance will be donated to The 52nd Street Project, an organization that helps youth living in Hell's Kitchen create original works of theater through professional mentorship.
The show will be somewhat autobiographical, spotlighting Groff's life story and the childhood concerts he put on for his parents in a horse barn they owned. Groff often performed these barn house-jams with his brothers, but for Get Back he'll be accompanied by music director Mary-Mitchell Campbell (Big Fish, The Addams Family, Company), among other guests.
Get Back is meant to show how childhood imagination and dreams can lead to self-confidence and success later in life. Considering his Broadway roles, stint on Glee, and his role on the new gay HBO series Looking (which we've written plenty about), Groff is the poster-child for this motto.
Get Back, Nov. 24, 7 p.m., at the Five Angels Theater. Tickets start at $100 and can be purchased here.