Sing Away The Stigma - November 8, 2018 - 7 pm - The Green Room 42

Quintessence of Dust is proud to bring an incredible fundraiser for NAMI NYC Metro (National Alliance on Mental Illness) to The Green Room 42! Directed by Daniella Caggiano (Next to Normal benefit) and music directed by Zak Sandler (Wicked), Sing Away the Stigma is a heartfelt, honest, life-affirming evening of brand new songs by emerging musical theatre composers and lyricists, inspired by true life stories of those with mental health challenges. Sing Away the Stigma is a testament to the power of musical theatre, the strength of those living with mental illness, and the unique bond formed when the two meet. Featuring an all-star cast of Broadway talent (TBA), join us for a journey from struggle to hope! 

Writers include Or Matias (Great Comet), Ellen Greenfield & Brad Ross (Little by Little), Katya Stanislavskaya, and more!


NO food/drink minimum



Next to Normal
A reading to benefit The JED Foundation
JCC Manhattan          February 1, 2018

Diana - Christiane Noll
Dan - Darius de Haas
Natalie - Krystina Alabado
Gabe - Devin Ilaw
Henry - F. Michael Haynie
Dr. Fine/Dr. Madden - Colin Hanlon

Sing Away The Stigma
A musical benefit for Bring Change 2 Mind
54 Below          May 21 2014
A dozen people of different ages, locations, and backgrounds shared their personal stories of mental illness, which emerging musical theatre writers have turned into songs. Broadway performers will interpret these songs in concert to raise awareness of mental illness, open the conversation, and raise funds for Bring Change 2 Mind, a non-profit working towards erasing the stigma of mental illness.

Broadway Sings for PKD
An annual musical benefit for the PKD Foundation
Metropolitan Room         November 13, 2016
Laurie Beechman             February 16, 2015
Joe's Pub                           August 15, 2014
54 Below                           August 21, 2013
The Duplex                       February 2, 2013
The Duplex                       August 20, 2012

With the prompt "ask big questions", emerging musical theatre writers showcase new songs, interpreted by Broadway performers in the 4th annual Broadway Sings for PKD, raising awareness of Polycystic Kidney Disease and funds for the PKD Foundation.