Bruce Springsteen, John Stewart, Jim Gaffigan, Nicki Glaser and many more are ready to perform at the annual Stand Up for Heroes Benefit event, which supports the Bob Woodruff Foundation’s injured service members, the elderly and their families. The 15th annual celebration will take place on November 8 at 8 p.m.
Also appearing on the bill are comic and musical performances by Nat Bargatze, Grace Goustad, Singh Harlem, Donnelly Rawlings. The event – which presents Springsteen with selected songs and the desired dirty jokes – will also feature inspiring moments, memorable surprises and resilience stories while recognizing men and women serving in our nation’s military.
Springsteen has appeared in 13 Stand Up for Heroes events, missing only in 2017 due to his busy “Springsteen on Broadway” schedule. On an earlier show, Springsteen auctioned a dinner featuring a motorcycle and his “Mother Lasagna.”
The Stand Up for Heroes 200 started by ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff when he suffered a serious head injury in an explosion while covering the Iraq war. After opening in New York’s Intimate Town Hall, it moved to the larger Beacon Theater in Madison Square Garden’s 5,600-seat theater, although the event was virtual in 2020 due to the Covid-1 pandemic epidemic.
“Our military community has made many sacrifices for their fellow citizens. They have earned our lasting respect, and most importantly, our support. For 15 years, it was the inspiration behind Stand Up for Heroes – an evening of honor, celebration and action in support of our elders and their families. Woodruff, who co-founded the Bob Woodruff Foundation, said. “The performance will be incredible, but my favorite part of the show is sharing the stories of our heroes.”
“We are very proud to continue our partnership with the Bob Woodruff Foundation and to stand up for singers and I am thrilled to be back with the audience directly, personally after being virtualized last year due to epidemic,” said the founder and owner of the New York Comedy Festival and Caroline at Broadway. “We are honored to celebrate our heroes on this special night with live comedy and music that reminds us that now more than ever, we must keep these brave men and women who keep our freedom in mind.”
Tickets for Stand Up for Heroes are on sale today (September 28) through bobwoodrufffoundation.org and the Lincoln Center box office. All participants must be vaccinated and wear masks according to state and venue guidelines. Evidence of vaccination must be given on the site.