On Sunday, December 2, more than 500 people decked out in red attire are expected to gather at the Palace Theatre on Broadway to view the matinee performance of Annie The Musical and support The New York Foundling and the real life “Annie’s” in New York the community-based service organization provides assistance to. Before the show begins, several students from The Foundling’s charter school in the South Bronx, the majority of whom are currently enrolled in the foster care system, will put on their own rendition of the popular musical’s song “Tomorrow” in front of a live audience, “Annie” Composer Charles Strouse and several cast members. The children will sing in an effort to raise awareness of The Foundling.
Soledad O’ Brien, CNN’s “Starting Point” anchor and Foundling volunteer will emcee the event which will also honor some of this year’s largest supporters including Bill Rudin, Vice Chairman and CEO of Rudin Management Company, Inc. and Anthony Watson, Chairman and CEO of EmblemHealth, Inc.
The Foundling was founded as a home for abandoned children more than 140 years ago and has since expanded on its mission to “Abandon No One” and provide havens for local children whose safety is at risk. Today, the organization offers a diverse network of programs geared toward families and children suffering from multiple social, economic, medical or psychological needs. Some of The Foundling’s work includes guiding teen mothers through pregnancy and parenthood, and providing educationally-enriched child care and preschool programs in some of the city’s most poverty-stricken communities.
Performance by The New York Foundling Children at Annie The Musical
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Short program begins at 1:00 p.m.
Palace Theatre on Broadway
1564 Broadway at 47th Street
New York, NY 10036