Disney on Broadway presents a benefit concert for the Actors Fund

by Samantha Davis-Friedman

“Live at The New Am: A Benefit Concert for The Actors Fund” presented by Disney on Broadway will celebrate the reopening of Broadway’s New Amsterdam Theatre and honor The Actors Fund for providing support to members of the entertainment industry throughout the pandemic.

Disney on Broadway - Michael James Scott, Ashley Brown, Josh Strickland, and Kissy Simmons
The Music of Disney on Broadway at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Frontyard Festival.

During four performances from July 22-25, 2021, audiences will be treated to some of the most-beloved hit songs from Disney’s Broadway shows — including “Beauty and the Beast,” “A Whole New World,” “Circle of Life,” and “Let it Go” — performed by Disney on Broadway stars Michael James Scott (“Aladdin”), Ashley Brown (“Mary Poppins”), Josh Strickland (“Tarzan”), and Kissy Simmons (“The Lion King”).

“There aren’t enough adjectives to describe how excited and honored I am to get to be part of this historic reopening of Broadway and the legendary New Amsterdam Theatre,” Scott said. “Bringing this feel-good concert to NYC with some of my closest friends and my Disney on Broadway family is a dream come true.”

The Actors Fund has provided more than 16,450 entertainment professionals with grants totaling more than $22 million since the shutdown last March 2020, increasing more than 1000% over its typical grant support before the pandemic.

“For 16 months, New Yorkers have been eager to start going to the theatre again,” said Thomas Schumacher, president & producer of Disney Theatrical Productions. “‘The Lion King’ and ‘Aladdin‘ return to Broadway in September, but these four concerts allow us to welcome fans back to Broadway even sooner and give us a chance to raise much-needed funds to support the heroic work being done by the remarkable staff at The Actors Fund.  We cannot wait to return to the exhilaration of musical theatre. For the first time in forever, we actually can.”

The performance schedule for “Live at The New Am: A Benefit Concert for The Actors Fund” is as follows: 

Disney on Broadway Live at the New Am
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  • July 22, 2021 – 7:30 p.m.
  • July 23, 2021 – 7:30 p.m.
  • July 24, 2021 – 7:30 p.m.
  • July 25, 2021 – 2:00 p.m.

Assisted listening devices will be available for all performances. In addition, the matinee on Sunday, July 25, will feature live closed captioning available via personal devices.


Tickets range in price from $79.50 to $99.50. A virtual lottery for $47.50 balcony tickets is currently open and will close on Monday, July 19, 2021, at 10 a.m. Winners will start to be notified the same day, and notifications will continue through Tuesday, July 20, 2021.

With health and safety a top priority, all guests entering the theatre for “Live at The New Am” will be required to provide proof of vaccination. Guests under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a vaccinated adult.

Click here for more information, to purchase tickets, or to enter the virtual lottery.

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