Matthew is renting out Times Square’s New Victory Theater to honor his three children who were killed in a fire Christmas morning. While ex-wife Madonna will be absent, Julianne Moore, Whoopi Goldberg & more will attend.
Matthew Badger will throw a charity event for a fund that honors the memory of his young daughters. The Badger family continues to mourn the loss of Lily, 9, 7-year-old twins Sarah and Grace, and their grandparents Lomer and Pauline Johnson who died on Christmas morning in their Connecticut home.
“I think it’s going to be wonderful, because they always wanted to be on Broadway,” said Matthew to Page Six. A rep for the benefit confirmed to the publication that his ex-wife, Madonna Badger “knows about the event, but is unable to attend.”
Matthew created his Lily Sarah Grace Fund in April to raise support for the arts in schools. It was “a natural evolution out of grief,” he told Page Six. He has already raised $150,00 to honor his daughters’ memories and their love for art and their teachers at PS 3 and Windward School.
“Whatever I did, it had to be a reflection of Lily, Sarah and Grace’s personalities. They were all completely lovers of the arts. They were dancing and singing and constantly creating,” Matthew continued.
The event is set to take place on June 21 and will have performances by students from PS 3, Juilliard, and Ballet Tech. Attendees include Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and more. Whoopi Goldberg will emcee.
– Lorraine Chow
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