Summit Medical Group Foundation Presents “Broadway Beats Hunger”

See your favorite Broadway stars perform classics to benefit the Food, Health, and Hope diabetes initiative! 

By Taylor Smith 

Summit Medical Group Foundation welcomes a host of Broadway stars to the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn on Monday, December 10. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. General admission is $50 and VIP admission is $100 (VIP includes prime seating and admission to a behind-the-scenes reception. Tickets can be purchased at www.smg-foundation.org

The featured guests include: Norbert Leo Butz, two-time Tony Award winner, of My Fair Lady and the TV series Bloodline; Erika Henningsen of Mean Girls and Les Miserables; Jennie Harney-Flemming of Hamilton and The Color Purple; Alysha Umpheress of Smokey Joe’s Cafe and On the Town; Bradley Gibson of The Lion King, Rocky, and A Bronx Tale – The Musical; Sarah Walsh of School of Rock; Ellyn Marie Marsh of Pretty Woman and Kinky Boots; Taylor Frey of How to Succeed in Business and South Pacific; and  Jacob Gutierrez of Aladdin.

This star-studded holiday event is sponsored by Summit Medical Group, Summit Health Management, Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, Investors Bank, and Coverys.

The show will take the form of a lively, dynamic cabaret with all of the Broadway stars coming together to display their expertise on stage. Last December, the event raised $50,000 for the “Food, Health, and Hope: An Answer to Diabetes” initiative, a community program in North Jersey working to help eradicate diabetes among the state’s adults whose income falls below the poverty level.

The program provides diabetes screenings, lifestyle and nutrition education, and fresh healthy food to New Jersey residents, amongst other things.

“Diabetes is an epidemic among our neighbors in need,” explained Carlos M. Rodriguez, president and CEO of the Community Food Bank of NJ. “Providing nutritious fruits and vegetables, along with regular health screenings, are important ways to help them maintain positive lifestyles, which is what makes this partnership so critical.”

Paper Mill Playhouse is a storied theater located at 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn. In November of 1938, Paper Mill Playhouse opened its doors with The Kingdom of Good, a play by Martinez Sierra.

To contact the Box Office, call 973.376.4343.