It gets better on Broadway.
The Broadway League recently announced that actress Judith Light, a vocal HIV/AIDS and LGBT rights activist, will serve as National Ambassador of the 2015 Kids' Night on Broadway, which will take place January 9–15.
Kids' Night on Broadway, a program of the Broadway League, is an annual event where children ages 6 to 18 can see Broadway shows for free when accompanied by a full-paying adult. A Kids' Night ticket includes pre-theater activities, restaurant discounts, educational programs, and other special events.
In its 19th year, Kids' Night on Broadway will salute Point Foundation, which offers financial support and guidance to deserving LGBT students who have been marginalized because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Since 2001, the organization has invested $18 million in the education and support of Point Scholars.
"Broadway has always been and always will be such an important part of my life," said Light, a longtime board member of Point Foundation, in a statement. "I love the magic that happens on the stage, the joy of bringing unique and creative stories to life, and the opportunity to participate in such a welcoming, friendly community that shares a deep passion for the art of theatre. I'm also thrilled that we can bring a focus to LGBT equality through the collaboration with Point Foundation, an organization deserving of recognition for their efforts to promote the continued education of LGBT students."
"Her passion and involvement with Point Foundation reiterates her devotion and commitment to education," added Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of the Broadway League.
Light, a two-time Tony Award winner for The Assembled Parties and Other Desert Cities, was also Tony-nominated for Lombardi. Best known to television audiences for her work on One Life to Life, Who's the Boss?, and Ugly Betty, the Emmy winner currently stars in the Amazon series Transparent.
Kids' Night on Broadway is presented by the New York Times and sponsored by WABC-TV with additional support from KidzVuz and Z100. Participating shows include Aladdin, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Chicago, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder, Honeymoon in Vegas, If/Then, Jersey Boys, Kinky Boots, Les Misérables, The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, Matilda The Musical, The Phantom of the Opera, On the Town, Pippin, Rock of Ages, Side Show, Wicked, and You Can't Take It With You.
Local versions of Kids' Night on Broadway will also take place throughout the year in multiple cities around the country.
For tickets and more information visit KidsNightonBroadway.com.