The newlywed couple Melisa Benoist and Chris Wood are teaming up with Jane Lynch, Kate Flannery, and Wayne Brady to help raise funds for immigrants through a concert.
The show, dubbed “Concert For America,” will take place at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los Angeles this Saturday night. Throughout the gig, Benoist, Wood, and company will take the stage, as well as Yuri Sardarov, Gina Torres, Grant Gustin, and Caroline Rhea. Other musical and comedic performances will play during the night, as well as speeches.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the National Immigration Law Center – the only national non-profit whose mission is to defend the rights and opportunities of low-income immigrants. The gig will be hosted by SiriusXM’s Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley. “Flash” producer Greg Berlanti and husband Robbie Rogers funded and underwrote the entire event to ensure that each dollar raised would fund the Law Center, Variety reports.
During the announcement, the star of Supergirl, Benoist, performed a rendition of Carole King’s “Beautiful” and joined Wood for a dual performance of Irving Berlin’s “Old Fashioned Wedding.” They did not reveal which song they’ll sing together ahead of the show.
“It’s such an important cause and it’s something that deserves attention,” Wood said of the concert to reporters. “Anytime we as artists can lend whatever abilities we do have, or at least interests we have to do something that’s impactful, I think it’s necessary and something we should do.”
The show this weekend will be live streamed worldwide. Visit the concert’s site for tickets and more information.
Last Updated on September 26, 2019 by Olivia Perreault