The 14th annual Christmas Concert is back!

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The event of the year is back! Arts Ignite is thrilled to announce the return of its annual benefit concert, New York City Christmas: A Concert to Benefit Arts Ignite, to take place Monday, December 11 at 7:00 PM at Joe’s Pub at The Public in New York City. 

Conceived, produced, and music directed by Drama Desk-nominated orchestrator Lynne Shankel (White Girl in Danger, Perpetual Sunshine & The Ghost Girls, Allegiance) and directed by Laura Brandel, this highly anticipated concert will feature Broadway showstoppers as they perform fresh, original approaches— pop, soul, R&B, rock and more renditions of holiday classics off ‘New York City Christmas’ the album, which will be available for purchase at the concert. We are thrilled to celebrate in person with our community of supporters once more as we commemorate a year of continual growth! 

Now in its 14th year, the benefit concert will again boast an incredible line-up of artists, including Gerard Canonico (Be More Chill, Almost Famous), Chester Gregory (Motown: The Musical, Hairspray), Erika Henningsen (Mean Girls, Les Miserables), Lauryn Hobbs (Rent), Drama Desk nominee Tarra Conner Jones (White Girl in Danger), David Josefsberg (Spamalot, Beetlejuice), Claire Kwon (Almost Famous), Telly Leung (Aladdin, Allegiance, In Transit), Lauren Marcus (Be More Chill, White Girl In Danger), Bryohna Marie Parham (Prince of Broadway, The Book of Mormon), Zach Piser (KPOP, Dear Evan Hansen), Ryann Redmond (Frozen, If/Then), Shea Renne (Here Lies Love, Hadestown), Ximone Rose (Into the Woods, Once On This Island), Jessica Vosk (Wicked, Fiddler on the Roof), Samantha Williams (The Pirates of Penzance, Dear Evan Hansen), and more guests to be announced!

The New York City Christmas band includes Lynne Shankel (keyboards), Frank Pagano (drums), Hidayat Honari and Robin Macatangay (guitars), Randy Landau (bass), Maxim Moston (violin), Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf (cello), Colin Brigstocke (trumpet), Alden Banta, Scott Kreitzer, and Dave Richards (woodwinds).

Tickets for this performance may be purchased online through the Joe’s Pub website. GET TICKETS HERE.

All proceeds from tickets to the show and album sales go to supporting Arts Ignite’s, formerly Artists Striving to End Poverty (ASTEP), efforts to cultivate creative capacity, community, and courage in young people using the arts.

A special thank you to our sponsors:

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Silver Partner

Jeffrey + Gheña Korn

Club Member

Oda + Henry Sham

Wesfair Agency, INC


Patricia Bisesto

Stephen Oremus

Dipti Verma


Ed Micone Jr.

The Sarkisian Family

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