Opening Act, an innovative nonprofit that provides free after-school theater programming to New York City’s most under-served public high schools, is thrilled to present its 12th Annual Benefit Play Reading, HEAR ME HERE, on Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Featuring world premieres by Dominique Fishback (HBO’s The Deuce), Christopher Oscar Peña (HBO’s Insecure), and the students of Opening Act – with special musical performances. Confirmed cast members include Billy Porter (Tony Award-winner, KINKY BOOTS), Anthony Ramos (original cast, Tony Award-winning HAMILTON), Priscilla Lopez (original cast, Tony Award-winning IN THE HEIGHTS), and Dominique Fishback (HBO’s THE DEUCE), all under the direction of Kenny Leon (Tony Award-winner, RAISIN IN THE SUN).

The event will also feature an amazing silent auction available ONLY to event attendees – Broadway tickets, Caribbean vacations, Yankees box seats, US Open tickets, health and wellness packages, and more!  

#TAKEACTION and support our celebration of the work we do, the community we do it with, and the students we do it for. 



VIP Table Guests Only:

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm VIP Chef’s Tasting Menu and Wine Pairings

Open to all Guests:

7:15 pm Pre-show Reception with Open Wine Bar and Hors D’oeuvres
8pm Student and Celebrity Performance
Post-show Champagne and Dessert


Tickets are tax deductible in excess of $70

Eligible ticket purchases made prior to program printing will receive program ads and recognition.