Broadway stars to honor Rebecca Luker in show benefiting Lou Gehrig’s disease

Broadway stars to honor Rebecca Luker in show benefiting Lou Gehrig’s disease

05/04/2021

LOS ANGELES — Broadway’s biggest stars are joining together to pay tribute to the late three-time Tony Award-nominated actor Rebecca Luker and raise money to fight Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Kristin Chenoweth, Laura Benanti, Sierra Boggess, Michael Cerveris, Victoria Clark, Santino Fontana, Judy Kuhn, Howard McGillin, Norm Lewis, Kelli O’Hara and Sally Wilfert will perform in a show Tuesday night that will feature stories and songs from Luker’s career.

“Such wonderful people are doing it and everything’s so carefully thought out in terms of what we’re doing. I think it will be quite beautiful. I think she’d be happy to know that we’re all gathering for her,” Kuhn said.

Luker was a best actress Tony nominee in 1995, playing Magnolia in “Showboat,” a best actress nominee in 2000 for playing Marian in “The Music Man” and a best featured actress nominee in 2007 as Winifred Banks in “Mary Poppins.” She died in December of Lou Gehrig’s disease, also called ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. She was 59.

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