Led by a Broadway cast, the iconic tale of The Little Match Girl returns to New York on Friday, April 8, 2022. This special one-night concert will be billed as a benefit to UNICEF USA and its ongoing efforts in Ukraine. . Presented by Oxygen Media and Emma Wang in association with Nava Wang, it will be performed at The Nave at Riverside Church (490 Riverside Drive). Tickets cost between $39 and $99 and can be purchased by visiting UNICEF USA.
It’s New Year’s Eve and the Little Match Girl is forced to take to the streets to sell matches to support her family. Cold and lonely, her wondrous imagination drives her away from the harsh realities and struggles of her everyday life. Armed with matches and music, she finds the hope we all need. THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL, Hans Christian Anderson’s iconic story, returns to New York as it comes to life in this all-new concert musical adaptation with a stunning contemporary score filled with haunting melodies.
UNICEF USA supports the global work of UNICEF through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States. We partner with governments and corporations, non-profit groups and social enterprises, civic leaders and celebrities, churches and other faith-based organizations, youth groups and campus groups, teachers, students and families – anyone willing to help us defend the survival and well-being of every child.
Oxygen Media presents THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL: The Concert, directed and choreographed by award-winning Greg Ganakas. Based on the story by Hans Christian Anderson, with book by Oxygen Media, additional book and lyrics by Jeff Edmond, and music and musical direction by Alastair William King.
“There is so much unrest in the world, especially the crisis in Ukraine. We are honored to partner with UNICEF, a world-class organization that helps reach those in need around the world. We hope that by sharing the talents of our amazing cast, we’ll help make a difference where it’s needed.” Producer, Emma Wang
The Little Match Girl stars Angelina Gui as the Little Match Girl with Broadway’s Madeleine Doherty (Broadway: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), George Dvorsky (Broadway: The Scarlet Pimpernel), Rick Faugno (Broadway: Kiss Me Kate), Colleen Fitzpatrick (Broadway: Follies), Kevin Kern (Broadway: Les Misérables, Wicked), Bill Nolte (Broadway: Waitress), Elena Shaddow (Broadway: The Visit) and Madi Beumee (Regional: Guys and Dolls), Addie Harrington, Daniel Klein (Regional: Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado), Brianna Ascione (Regional: West Side Story) and Jason Williams (National Tour: A Bronx Tale The Musical).
The musicians include Mark Klett (associate musical director and keyboard), Yanni Metaxas (violin) and Dom Frigo (keyboard). The creative team includes Kelly Barclay (choreographer), Gregory Gale (costume designer), Zack Lobel (projections), Tina Newhauser (production manager), Katie McArthur (assistant manager).