Singer Stevie Nicks shocked theatergoers at New York City's Winter Garden Theatre on Tuesday night when she joined the cast of School Of Rock for a surprise performance.
"Ladies and gentlemen, Stevie Nicks," actor Alex Brightman said as Stevie Nicks entered the stage after curtain call.
The Broadway audience gave Nicks a standing ovation a she appeared on the stage. Accompanied by the show's young and talented musicians, Nicks delivered a powerful performance of "Rhiannon" in the theater.
"I would just like to say everyone that being in the presence of these kids that are so amazing, that honestly, sometimes I close my eyes and I'm not sure that it's not Fleetwood Mac," Nicks told the enthusiastic audience after the performance. "It's very trippy. They are so good."
Nicks said that she saw School of Rock on opening night and loved the show so much that she returned to see it again.
"I have Fleetwood Mac, and then I have my solo band that I've been playing with since 1980, and now I have one more fantastic band to add to my roster, so I'm very happy," Nicks told the Associated Press backstage.
She was also at the performance to raise money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids, an organization that offers financial support for people with AIDS and HIV.
"I want to ask you also that little bit of extra money — that five, 10 bucks you have — donate it to that cause because it's important," she told the audience after her performance. "It's the right thing to do."
After the show, Nicks also reminisced about Prince, whom she collaborated with for her 1983 song "Stand Back."
"I asked him if he would come over to Sunset Sound in Los Angeles," she told the Associated Press. "Never in a million years expecting that he would say yes, or that he was even in Los Angeles, and he was there in like 20 minutes."
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