The Citiblog

December 16, 2020, 9:55.55 am ET


Photo: Holidelic

The Lucille Lortel Theatre will offer a new virtual benefit, “Holidelic: Home With Papadelic” hosted by and starring Grammy Award nominee and Broadway star Everett Bradley. The show will go live on Facebook and YouTube on December 17 at 8pm EST, and will be available free on demand through January 1, 2021. Donations will be accepted with all proceeds going to the SAY Organization (Stuttering Association for the Young).

Newly directed by Michael Heitzman, the special funk revue features Bradley as Papadelic, Funk’s Father Christmas. who goes to the videotape deck for an engaging strut down Santa Claus Lane, poring over past performances that feature holiday-themed songs written by Bradley and brought to life by an array of top-shelf performers.

Bradley has been member of both the E Street Band and Bon Jovi’s touring outfits as percussionist and backup singer. His theater credits include

“After Midnight,” “Swing!” and “Stomp.” He started “Holidelic” in 2002, bringing in guests like the Fred Schneider. Vernon Reid, John Forte and Elmo Shropshire.