If you’d like to give your regards to Broadway, look no further than this year’s Sing for Hope Pianos studio! This week, our studio space at 28 Liberty is teeming with Broadway stars busy putting the finishing touches on their 2017 Sing for Hope Pianos.
Those iconic cat eyes–painted by the casts of “Cats,” “School of Rock,” and “Phantom of the Opera”–are a tribute to composer Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber. Records signifying Carole King’s greatest hits, painted by the cast of “Beautiful.”
In addition to a diverse roster of visual artists of all kinds, this year’s crop of Piano Artists includes the casts of nine different Broadway shows: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, SCHOOL OF ROCK, and CATS, who are collaborating on a piano in honor of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber; CHICAGO, the longest-running musical revival in Broadway history; BEAUTIFUL, which tells the story of the early life and career of legendary singer-songwriter Carole King; WAITRESS, the crowd-pleasing new Broadway hit with music and lyrics by six time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles; NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, the dazzling, ground-breaking musical adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace; and the long-running, record-breaking Disney productions ALADDIN and THE LION KING.
Clouds and flying pies painted by the tiniest member of the cast of “Waitress.” The cast of “Chicago,” hard at work on their 2017 Sing for Hope Piano.
Come June 5th, these pianos will hit the streets, to be played and enjoyed by countless New Yorkers. We can’t wait to see them come alive with the powerhouse voices of Broadway!
Fine detail work by the cast of “School of Rock.” The cast of “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812” started by covering their piano in pages from “War and Peace.”