— ARTSATL.COM — Has the state of the world got you in the doldrums? Feeling down? Hopeless? May I suggest a show tune? Broadway has always projected a spirit of communal, can-do pluckiness in the face of adversity, and the Concert for America — which features Broadway stars performing in support of politically progressive causes — seeks to evoke that spirit in order to inspire viewers to stay positive and engaged during turbulent times. The show arrives in Atlanta on August 28 for one night only at Georgia Tech’s Ferst Center for the Arts. “After the election, we didn’t know what to do, so we thought: well, the way we’ve always gotten things done is through music,” says Broadway actor, director, musician and SiriusXM radio host Seth Rudetsky, who created Concert for America along with his husband James Wesley.
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