Sisters, assemble! Jay Armstrong Johnson’s annual Halloween concert-meets-party I Put a Spell on You will return to New York City’s Sony Hall October 23. Inspired by the cult favorite Halloween film Hocus Pocus, I Put a Spell on You raises funds for Broadway Cares.
This years featured guests include Major Attaway (Aladdin), Nick Rashad Burroughs (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical), Tony winner Gavin Creel (Into the Woods, Hello, Dolly!), Tony nominee Robyn Hurder (Moulin Rouge! The Musical), two time Grammy winner Tamika Lawrence (Caroline, Or Change), Julia Mattison (Godspell), Tomás Matos (Hadestown), Krysta Rodriguez (Into the Woods, The Addams Family), Alanna Saunders (Harry Potter & The Cursed Child), Claire Saunders (The Intern), Heath Saunders (Company), James Scully (Netflix's You, Fire Island), Tony winner Britton Smith (Broadway Advocacy Coalition), and Alysha Umphress (On the Town).
In search of beauty, youth, and immortality, the bewitching Sanderson Sisters return from the dead and gather their most famous friends to help them lure the children of New York. Beginning at 8 PM, the concert will be followed by a dance party; costumes are encouraged, and a costume contest will be held.
Johnson will return as Winifred Sanderson, with Allison Robinson and Amanda Williams Ware returning as sisters Sarah and Mary, respectively. The core company will include Sydney Allie, Marie Baramo, Tanah Becker, Olivia Cece, Kia Danielle, Zachary Eisenberg, Tyler Eisenreich, Zachary Flores, Olivia Griffin, Natalie Hinds, Brittany Jenkins, Karma Jenkins, Darriel Johnakin, Erin Kei, Kolton Krouse, Markelle Leigh, Grace LeMieux, Hector Juan Maisonet, Maddox Martin, Nick Nazzaro, Natalia Nievesm, Kathryn Priest, Gabriel Andrew Reyes, Celeste Rose, Sydnie Roy, Jamal Shuriah, Michael Sylvester, Olivia Tarchick, Christopher Tipps, Jamaal Wade, Erin Weinberger, Robyn Williams and Zach Williams.
I Put a Spell on You is produced by Katie Rosin, Jay Armstrong Johnson, and DW. The production is written by Johnson and directed by Ahmad Simmons, who is also the supervising choreographer. The associate director/choreographer is Lili Froehlich, the assistant choreographer is Kristopher Ward, and additional choreographers include Mike Baerga, Phil Colgan, Chris Jarosz, Michael Sylvester, and Jason Williams. The music supervisor is Will Van Dyke. The creative team includes costume design and art direction by DW, multimedia produced by Catriona Rubenis-Stevens, projection and video design by Jamie Kiliany, technical direction by Mido Francios, lighting design by William Succoso, makeup design by Alcone Company’s Kyle Krueger, key makeup by J Guerra, SFX makeup lead is Christina Vida Roldos, and set decoration by Michael Lee Scott. The COVID compliance officer is Natalia Enriquez. I Put a Spell on You is presented by Kampfire Films and Jay Armstrong Johnson.
For more information, please visit BroadwayCares.org.