‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ virtual concert coming this Halloween

James Monroe Iglehart and Danny Burstein will star in the one-off concert on October 31.

Photo credit: James Monroe Iglehart and Danny Burstein (Courtesy of IBDB)

Along with Disney Music Group, Tim Burton and Danny Elfman, a Broadway benefit concert of The Nightmare Before Christmas will be streamed later this month. Taking place on October 31, all proceeds from the concert will raise money for the Lymphoma Research Foundation and The Actors Fund.

The evening will be hosted by James Monroe Iglehart, best known for starring as the Genie in Disney’s Aladdin. He’s currently starring as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson in Hamilton.

Ahead of hosting the concert, Iglehart said: “We are extremely grateful to Tim Burton, Danny Elfman and the Disney Music Group for allowing us the opportunity to bring our concert interpretation of The Nightmare Before Christmas to everyone this Halloween.”

The cast is completed by Danny Burstein, Rafael Casal, Lesli Margherita, Rob McClure, Nik Walker and Adrienne Warren.

Released in 1993, The Nightmare Before Christmas sees Jack Skellington visit Christmastown, becoming obsessed with the holiday season. The original cast starred Chris Sarandon and Danny Elfman as Jack Skellington, alongside Catherine O'Hara as Sally.

Photo credit: James Monroe Iglehart and Danny Burstein (Courtesy of IBDB)