First Listen: LaChanze featured on single “Purple Rain” from new album ROCKERS ON BROADWAY: LIVE (VOLUME 1)


The PATH Fund Inc. has announced the release of Purple Rain, featuring Tony Award winner (The Color Purple) and current nominee (Trouble in Mind) LaChanze, the latest single from new Rockers On Broadway: Live (Volume 1) , an album of the best live performances from Rockers On Broadway concerts over the past 28 years.

Listen below!

Featuring incredible vocals from a variety of Tony and Grammy award-winning artists performing 12 hit songs, the full album Rockers On Broadway: Live (Volume 1) is now available on all streaming and download channels worldwide entire.

Proceeds from sales of Rockers On Broadway: Live (Volume 1) will support ongoing initiatives for The PATH Fund, Inc.® (Performing Artists That Help). A very limited edition vinyl of the album is now available for a $500.00 donation here:

Rockers On Broadway: Live (Volume 1) is a carefully curated retrospective album featuring live recorded performances from past Rockers On Broadway concerts by some of the biggest names in the industry. In addition to Brightman and Cerveris, the album features songs by Oscar and Grammy Award winner Paul Williams, Grammy nominee Micky Dolenz (The Monkees), Tony Award winner LaChanze (The Color Purple) and Tony Award winner Christian Hoff (Jersey Boys), Tony Award winner Alice Ripley (Next To Normal), Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroulis (Spring Awakening, Rock Of Ages; “American Idol”), Emma Hunton (“Good Trouble”, Wicked, Next To Normal), Donald Webber Jr. (Hamilton, Holler If You Hear Me, Motown The Musical), acclaimed singer-songwriter Morgan James (Motown The Musical, Godspell), Michael Lanning (Bonnie & Clyde; The Civil War), Donnie Kehr (Jersey Boys, The Who’s Tommy), and rising star Isabelle Gottfried.

The band Rockers On Broadway: Live (Volume 1) includes Susan Aquila (fiddle), Henry Aronson (music director, keyboards), special guest Kenneth Asher (co-writer of Rainbow Connection on piano), Miles Aubrey (keyboards), Ted Baker (Keys), Claudia Chopek (Violin), Gary Bristol (Bass), Nate Brown (Guitar), Claudia Chopek (Violin), Joseph Church (Music Director, Keys), Jonathan Dinklage (Violin), Ken Dow (Bass) Kevin Dow (Drums), Kevin Kuhn (Guitar), Jay Lesile (Sax, Flute), Jonathan Linden (Guitar), Logan Medland (Keyboards), John Putnam (Guitar), Max Sangerman (Trumpet), Gary Seligson (Drums), Steve ‘Hoops’ Snyder (keyboards), Joe Snyder (trombone) and Mark Verdino (bass).

Backing vocals by Michelle Kinney (Rainbow Connection, Space Captain), Crystal Mosser (Rainbow Connection), Sean Jenness (Space Captain), Ta’Rea Campbell (Space Captain), Sam Behr (The Show Must Go On), Nick Preziosi ( The Show Must Go On), Amelia Cormack (Purple Rain), Brook Wood (Purple Rain), Max Sangerman (Purple Rain) and Christine Ripley (Hallelujah).

Rockers On Broadway: Live (Volume 1) is manufactured and distributed by Jazzheads Inc. under license from ROB Records (a subsidiary of The PATH Fund, Inc.). For more information on the Jazzheads, visit:

The PATH Fund, Inc.® (Performing Artists That Help), is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting arts education with scholarships and funding programs for pre-professional training organizations and the thriving arts community of NYC by working with aspiring writers to develop new musical and theatrical works. In times of great need, the PATH Fund has aligned and supported notable causes, including disaster relief, racial injustice, and community needs.


Under pressure | Alex Brightman, Michael Cerveris
I am a believer | Mickey Dolenz
What about us | Isabelle Gottfried
December 1963 (Oh what a night) | Christian Hoff, Donnie Kehr
Dream a little dream | Emma Hunter
The show must go on | Morgan James
Space Captain | Michael Lanning
No rain | Constantin Maroulis
Purple Rain | LaChanze
Thugz Mansion / A Change Will Happen | Donald Weber
The Rainbow Connection | Paul Williams
Hallelujah | Alice Ripley


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