Ladies and gentlemen, the moment you’ve been waiting for: Broadway extraordinaire Christopher Jackson is coming to the Bayou City next month—well, to your screens anyway. On August 15, the Hamilton and In the Heights star will be headlining a livestream concert benefiting several arts nonprofits, including Theatre Under the Stars.
Accompanied by a live band from New York City’s New World Stages, Jackson will sing selections from his favorite musicals and pop standards, as well as some original material. The Grammy and Emmy winner will also share stories from his career and answer questions texted in by audience members. And since we’re in the new era of virtual concerts, passes to the concert come with an additional 72 hours of on-demand viewing, starting an hour after the live broadcast ends. So, just in case you have somewhere else to be (we can’t imagine where), you can still bask in Jackson’s warm baritone belt and presidential charisma.
“Nonprofit arts presenters are the lifeblood of the performing arts industry and a pipeline for young talent. Without them there is no Broadway,” Jackson said in a statement for the upcoming event, which is also supporting Austin’s Texas Performing Arts and Dallas Summer Musicals, among other arts companies. “While everything is shut down during this terrible pandemic, I am delighted to be able to help spread some joy and help raise some much-needed support for these deserving organizations.”
Looks like, our George Washington isn’t just the model of a modern major-general—he’s also a big softy.
Aug 15, 7 p.m. CT. $40. Wherever you stream your content. More info and tickets at tuts.com.