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Broadway stars to host fundraiser at Long Island arts school

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Evie Dolan, Alex Brightman and Brandon Niederauer of Dix Hills star in the Broadway production of "School of Rock." Photo Credit: Matthew Murphy

The embattled Long Island High School for the Arts is about to get a Broadway boost.

Twenty stars from the Great White Way will head east on Monday, March 14, to host a night of song and dance aimed at raising funds for the cash-strapped arts academy with performances at the Seymour Weiner Theatre on the high school campus.

The announcement of the “Broadway Supports LIHSA” fundraiser is the latest celebrity endorsement for the struggling high school. Billy Joel recently pledged $1 million from his foundation to help save the campus, which school officials had said was facing closure due to dwindling enrollment and falling tuition revenue.

“It is deeply touching for these talented Broadway entertainers to donate their time to put together an unprecedented performance to support LIHSA,” Nassau BOCES district superintendent Dr. Robert R. Dillon said in a news release. “The evening will not only help raise awareness of our enrollment issues and stellar arts programs, it will also provide our current and future LIHSA students the opportunity to see how successful they can become.”

Performers from “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella,” “The Book of Mormon,” “Matilda,” “On the Town,” “Chicago,” “An American in Paris,” “Kinky Boots” and a number of other well-known musicals will share stories about their experiences in the arts as part of the two-hour fundraiser, which will be co-produced and co-directed by Jerome Vivona, a Broadway veteran and artistic director of the American Theater Dance Workshop in New Hyde Park.

WHAT “Broadway Supports LIHSA”

WHEN | WHERE 7-9 p.m. Monday, March 14, Seymour Weiner Theatre at the Long Island High School of the Arts campus, 239 Cold Spring Rd., Syosset

INFO nassauboces.org/lihsa

COST $50, $100 (includes meet-and-greet)

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