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Rosie O’Donnell, Broadway Stars Book Anti-Trump “Concert4America” for Inauguration Afternoon


There won’t be any stars at Donald Trump’s inaugural proceedings on January 20th, but there will be plenty on stage that afternoon in New York.

Rosie O’Donnell– Trump’s biggest celebrity enemy, and for good reason (he’s been horrible to her)– is among dozens of Broadway names who will appear at the “Concert4America” on January 20th, 3pm at Town Hall.

Other heavyweight names include Betty Buckley, Sharon Gless, Andrea Martin, Jessie Mueller, Bebe Neuwirth, Rosie Perez, Billy Porter, Chita Rivera, and Brian Stokes Mitchell. More names are expected to sign on shortly.

“Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out!” is created and organized by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley in association with Your Kids, Our Kids and the support of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

“By bringing together this spectacular group of artists to celebrate the diversity and hope that makes America its best, we hope this concert will lift spirits and remind people across the country that we are stronger united and our voices will be heard over the next four years,” Rudetsky and Wesley said in a statement.

The show will also be streamed live on Facebook. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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