Ever since her daytime talk show, we’ve known of Rosie O’Donnell’s love for all things Broadway (and all things vagina, too). In 2003, she and Lori Klinger founded Rosie’s Theater Kids as an organization to give New York City school kids the opportunity to experience all facets of musical theater, including singing, dancing, playing music and acting. You know, like any afternoon at home when we were kids.
Many of the children live below the poverty level, according to O’Donnell, so this is a great way for them to break out of their shells and discover talents they may not have otherwise known they had.
This week, the kids are performing an original musical about a single day in high school, called My Life: Today. It’s about the students, written by the students and performed by the students.
The show is heartwarming and exhilarating, plus unlike other Broadways shows, buying tickets to this one helps out a really great cause. Not that funding Patti LuPone’s fabulous lifestyle isn’t worthwhile. It’s just tickets to this really help out someone in need. That’s why we’ll always love us some Rosie O’Donnell.
My Life: Today
Opens tomorrow night, October 5 at 8:00 p.m.
The Duke Theatre
229 West 42nd Street, 2nd Floor (between 7th & 8th Avenues)