Broadway Sleep Out Raises $136,000 For Covenant House

Broadway Sleeps OutBroadway literally took to the streets on August 19, sleeping outside Manhattan’s Covenant House crisis shelter to show support for the hundreds of homeless young people living inside. Dubbed the Broadway Sleep Out, the event was designed to raise awareness about the plight of New York City’s homeless youth while also raising money to provide them with clothes, food, and shelter.

Over 50 Broadway artists took part in the Sleep Out, including Rory O’Malley (The Book of Mormon), Capathia Jenkins (Newsies), Sebastian Arcelus (A Time to Kill), Alice Ripley (Next to Normal), Adriane Lenox, Stephanie J. Block, Michael McElroy, and composer Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde). The event resulted in more than $136,000 being raised.

“Getting to be here at Covenant House and see the courage of these kids and hear their struggles,” stated Frank Wildhorn, “I am touched and so happy to be able to help in any way I can.”

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Pawdesh Salawi

Broadway Theatre Writer at New York Show Tickets Inc.
Pawdesh has been writing about Broadway ever since seeing her first show on the great white way in 2001. Now she sees over one hundred Broadway (and off-Broadway) shows a year. She is also a member of the Drama Desk and would love to vote on the Tony's one day. The Office Voted Her Most Likely To: Marry rich and divorce young