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A tribute to Tony Award nominee Nick Cordero, who died of COVID-19 complications, will stream on Sunday, Sept. 6.
The virtual ceremony will combine still and performance media, including photographs and videos featuring memories and commentary by people the Broadway star grew up and worked with. Cordero’s former castmates on productions such as A Bronx Tale, Bullets Over Broadway, The Toxic Avenger, Rock of Ages and Waitress are also slated for special appearances and performances during the live-streamed tribute.
The event is free to watch on Broadway on Demand, with donations benefiting the Save The Music Foundation, the nonprofit dedicated to protecting school students and communities’ access to music education.
Born in Ontario, Canada, Cordero’s career began in Toronto before he made his way to New York in 2007, appearing in New Jersey and off-Broadway productions. In 2012, he was cast in the Broadway cast of Rock of Ages, but his theatrical breakout would come in 2014, in his award-winning role of Cheech — a gangster with a fondness for theater — in Bullets Over Broadway. Cordero passed away in July at the age of 41 following weeks of intensive care after being hospitalized for COVID-19. Survived by his wife and Broadway dancer Amanda Kloots and their son Elvis, Cordero’s battle with the virus was chronicled on social media by Kloots.
The live stream tribute to Nick Cordero will be available to watch at 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET on BroadwayOnDemand.com.
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