Jay Armstrong Johnson's Hocus Pocus-inspired concert will return October 23 with I Put a Spell on You: The Witches Era. The annual Halloween concert event will be held at Sony Hall this year, benefiting the Ali Forney Center, a full-service organization for LGBTQ+ youth to protect them from homelessness.
Johnson (Parade, The Phantom of the Opera) dons the red wig of head witch Winifred (played on screen by Bette Midler), with Allison Robinson and Amanda Williams Ware joining him as sisters Sarah and Mary, respectively (Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy in the film).
Further casting will be announced soon. Previous concerts have included performances by Tony winner Gavin Creel (Into the Woods), Tony winner J. Harrison Ghee (Some Like It Hot), Tony nominee Eva Noblezada (Hadestown), and dozens more.
The concert will begin at 8:00 PM and will be followed by a dance party and costume contest. Audiences are encouraged to dress to impress in their most creative Halloween attire for a chance to win fantastic prizes.
I Put a Spell on You: The Witches Era is produced by Katie Rosin for Kampfire Films, and executive produced by Max Clayton, Sean Cocchia, Todd Donovan, Meg Fofonoff, and Andy Jones. Sponsors include Abracadabra, Alcone, Broadway Cares, The Costume Studio, Open Jar Studios, Schmackary's, and Sony Hall.
Check out the photo gallery below for a glimpse at last year's I Put a Spell On You concert.