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The Civilians to livestream A Shining Light

May 6, 2020, 5:46.15 pm ET

 Photo: The Civilians                                                                                                    

On May 11, the celebrated Off-Broadway theater company The Civilians will host “A Shining Light,” a live streamed benefit concert supporting the company and its artist community. Donations of any amount will give viewers access to the event and can be made at A free version of the event will also stream live on The Civilians’ Facebook page.  

The livestreamed event, hosted by Jo Lampert, will feature the following artists broadcasting from their homes: Nick Blaemire, Cindy Cheung, Eddie Cooper, Molly Hager, Harriet Harris, Jason Butler Harner, Van Hughes, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Lesli Margherita, Grace McLean, Duncan Sheik, Jill Sobule and Mary Testa.

Songs will include selections from Duncan Sheik and Kyle Jarrow’s musical “Whisper House”; works by Michael Friedman and Ethan Lipton; and an original piece created for the event by Kyle Jarrow in honor of Event Chair and Associate Artist Alexander Dodge. 

In addition, The Civilians will offer a special Online Benefit Auction comprised of compelling, one-of-a-kind experiences audiences can enjoy or give as a gift including a private reading actress Kathleen Chalfant, a custom-made event dance by Tony-Nominated choreographer Sam Pinkleton, a private performance by married actors Nina Hellman and Jeremy Shamos  and a creative writing experience from playwright Anne Washburn, among others.