All-Star Lineup Will Celebrate Lucy Simon in Come Spirit, Come Charm at Joe's Pub | Playbill

Cabaret & Concert News All-Star Lineup Will Celebrate Lucy Simon in Come Spirit, Come Charm at Joe's Pub

The late Grammy winner and Tony nominee will be honored March 25 at the famed concert venue.

Laura Benanti, Sierra Boggess, Ali Ewoldt, and Lauren Ward

The late Lucy Simon (The Secret Garden, Dr. Zhivago) will be memorialized by some of Broadway's finest at Joe's Pub March 25. Named Come Spirit, Come Charm, the concert will will benefit Broadway Cares.

The daughter of publishing heavyweight Richard Simon (and sister of opera soprano Joanna, photographer Peter, and pop songwriter Carly), Ms. Simon was the musical mind behind the beloved musical The Secret Garden, which made her only the third woman in Broadway history to solo compose a musical theatre score. Passing away October 20, 2022 from metastatic breast cancer, the Joe's Pub memorial will be the first large scale Broadway celebration of Ms. Simon's life and body of work.

The evening will feature Tony winner Laura Benanti (Gypsy, She Loves Me), Tony nominee Stephen Bogardus (Bright Star, Love! Valour! Compassion!), Sierra Boggess (Harmony, The Little Mermaid), Paula Leggett Chase (Tootsie, Curtains), Ali Ewoldt (The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables), Derrick Davis (Company, The Lion King), Greg Hildreth (Company, Frozen), Emily Hoder (The Secret Garden) and Sunny Hoder (Gypsy), John Riddle (Frozen, The Phantom of the Opera), Arbender Robinson (Shuffle Along, Beautiful), and Tony nominee Lauren Ward (Matilda, Follies). 

Come Spirit, Come Charm will be presented and directed by Jamie McGonnigal, with music direction by David Chase.

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