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Art Of Warr Productions Presents Benefit Concert At the D-Lounge, 3/7

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A dazzling assortment of the best and brightest talent from Broadway, Cabaret, Dance and Magic unite to celebrate the start-up of Art of Warr Productions.

2010 MAC Award Nominee Joshua Warr is launching his new Production Company this year and is celebrating with a star-studded concert fundraising event with more than a few tricks in the bag.

Starring:

Raissa Katona Bennett (PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, CHESS)
Tituss Burgess (LITTLE MERMAID, JERSEY BOYS)
Natalie Joy Johnson (LEGALLY BLONDE)
Trent Armand Kendall (INTO THE WOODS, FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE)
Rosemary Loar (CATS, ONCE UPON A MATTRESS)
Mel & El (MEL & EL: THIS SHOW RHYMES)
Molly Pope (INTRODUCING Molly Pope, THE Molly Pope SHOW)
Sarah Rice (Original Johanna in SWEENEY TODD!)
Mary Testa (Tony Award Nominee - 42nd STREET, ON THE TOWN)
Joshua Warr (MAC Award Nominee)
and special surprises!!!

Direction by Miles Phillips (Multiple Award Winner)
Musical Direction by Tracy Stark (Multiple Award Winner)

Monday, March 7th 8-11pm
The D-Lounge (in the Daryl Roth Theatre)
101 East 15th Street New York, NY 10003
Tickets: $25 (cash at door - because processing fees aren't fun!)
Raffle prizes - tickets to various off-Broadway shows like THE DIVINE SISTER, AWESOME
80'S PROM, FUERZA BRUTA ... autographs and more!!!!!

Art of Warr Productions will be a production group whose aim is to produce theatre (Dramatic/Musical/Dance) that will appeal to the young adult/adult audiences. Our primary goal is to establish a haven (World Warr) wherein ideas can be generated and then executed with financial resources.

Art of Warr Productions will work with themes that are socially relevant, morally stimulating and emotionally exhilarating. Art of Warr Productions vows to create art that pushes boundaries and influences the artistic community with bold ideas and rich development.

Why come? With ‘kickstarter.com' blazing the helping way for young artists to raise money for future projects, Warr had an idea to take it all to the next level! With the help of his friends from Broadway, Cabaret and Dance, Warr is raising money for the launch of his new production company - Art of Warr Productions. Come play in the World of Warr with this celebrity studded affair!

Joshua Warr: a 2010 MAC Award nominee for his debut show, SING NO EVIL, which
premiered at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. Recent Credits: " Rafe" in THE NIGHT OF THE
BURNING PESTLE, " Tommy" in RAFT OF THE MEDUSA and " Silvio" in THE SERVANT
OF TWO MASTERS (Secret Theatre). Other credits include: THE REVIVAL (Lion Theatre
at Theatre Row); BRIEF SHORTS (Xoregos Performing Company); SOUL ASCENDING (La
MaMa ETC); " Nick" in the NY revival of ELEGIES FOR ANGELS, PUNKS AND RAGING
QUEENS (Laurie Beechman Career); and " The Caterpillar" in ALICE IN WONDERLAND
(American Theatre of Actors). TV: TLC'S DINNER TAKES ALL. Film: BEHIND CLOSED
DOOR; SKETCHBOOK. Joshua is a graduate of the Maggie Flanigan Studio.

What critics have had to say about Joshua Warr:

"Proves outrageously impressive" - CabaretExchange.com
"Wickedly funny" - EW.com
"A Glee kid gone wild" - BroadwayWorld.com
"the most dangerous man in Cabaret" - BelloMag.com

Raissa Katona Bennett: On Broadway, Raissa performed the leading role of "Christine Daae" in PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, as well as in the Los Angeles and National Touring Companies of PHANTOM. Also on Broadway, Raissa appeared in the Actor's Fund Benefit Concert of CHESS with Josh Groban. She appeared in the First National Tours of CATS as "Jellylorum/Griddlebone" and " Jennyanydots" , and as "Lizzie Phagan" in PARADE, where she worked with the original creative team of director Harold Prince, choreographer Patricia Birch, author Alfred Uhry, and composer Jason Robert Brown. Raissa also produced and starred in the benefit, CALLING ONE AND ALL... at Radio City Music Hall, starring the late Vincent Gardenia. As a cabaret performer, Raissa received the 2010 Bistro Award for Outstanding Achievement as the creator, producer and host of THE CONCERTS AT TUDOR CITY GREENS, which is dedicated to preserving the green spaces of NYC, while introducing a whole new audience to the artists of the cabaret and theater communities.

Tituss Burgess: " Sebastian" in Disney' s THE LITTLE MERMAID; "HAl Miller" in JERSEY BOYS; "Eddie" in GOOD VIBRATIONS. Regional: THE WIZ (La Jolla), SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD (Music Center at Strathmore), JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (Kansas City Starlight). Television: THE VIEW; THE TODAY SHOW; LATE NIGHT WITH DAVID LETTERMAN. BA in music from the University of Georgia. Solo CD: Here' s to You available on iTunes.

Natalie Joy Johnson: Made her Broadway debut as "Enid Hoopes," the law school lesbian, in LEGALLY BLONDE the Musical and just returned from playing "Paulette" in the national tour. Other credits include BARE: A POP OPERA ("Nadia"); BUT I'M A CHEERLEADER ("Sinead"); JOY ("Kegan"); and the national tour of GODSPELL (Bless The Lord). Her concert act, Natalie Joy Johnson WITH OUR Lady J AND THE PINK CHAMPAGNE ORCHESTRA (featuring the Bubblies), sold out shows at Joe's Pub, Ars Nova, the Cutting Room and all over Los Angeles.

Trent Armand Kendall: Broadway: INTO THE WOODS; National Tours: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE; THE WIZARD OF OZ; JOSEPH...; West End: FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE; HEY MR. PRODUCER!; Off Broadway: BAT BOY; Benefits: THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS; HAIR; CHESS.

Rosemary Loar: Loar' s theatrical expertise was honed on Broadway and in national tours, in shows like SUNSET BOULEVARD; CATS (critically acclaimed as "Grizabella" ); YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU; CHESS; ONCE UPON A MATTRESS (understudy to "Queen Aggravain" ); ENCORE; and 42nd STREET (understudy Dorothy Brock.) She originated the role of "Gladys Fritts" in RADIO GALS at the John Houseman Theatre. She was a headliner for the PBS special, NEW YEARS EVEN WITH Guy Lombardo. Rosemary Clooney was rushed to the hospital and Rosemary Loar came to the rescue: with all the keys a fourth higher. As a concert performer she has appeared at: Carnegie Hall (the day after she was married); 92nd Street "Y" ; at Town Hall in Garrison Keillor's PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION; with the North Carolina Symphony; the Orlando Symphony and with the Peter Duchin and Nelson Riddle Orchestras. She regularly performs the role of "Christine" in THE Andrew Lloyd Webber TRIBUTE internationally and in different venues. As a recording artist she can be heard on Sting' s soundtrack for the movie THE EMPEROR'S NEW GROOVE; the cast albums of CHESS, SUNSET BOULEVARD and on the Listening Library series.

MEL & EL: are Melanie Adelman and Ellie Dvorkin - real life best friends who have known each other since they were 12 years old. The widely acclaimed act has quickly become an award- winning NYC cult phenomenon, having recently concluded a year-long, critically acclaimed run of MEL & EL: THIS SHOW RHYMES at The Duplex - which was developed in conjunction with Cannery Works. Past appearances include NYMF, The Hysterical Festival, Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad, On the Rocks with Danny Leary, The Big Gay Variety Show, Dykes on Mics, Homo Comicus, Hedda Lettuce's TossEd Salad and here! TV's Busted. and at popular venues around New York including The Box, The Zipper, Gotham Comedy Club, The Stonewall, Therapy, The PIT and Comix.

Molly Pope: is a critically acclaimed actress and concert artist whose shows include: THE DIVA-LUTION OF Molly Pope (Joe's Pub, The Laurie Beechman Theater); THE Molly Pope SHOW (Joe's Pub); and INTRODUCING Molly Pope (Joe's Pub). The "viscerally thrilling alto" (Time Out New York) is a regular in the hit monthly TOP TEN COUNTDOWN, OUR HIT PARADE at Joe's Pub and is a frequent guest at THE MEETING with Justin Sayre. On stage she has appeared as: "Regan" in KING LEAR (Gallery Players/Players Shakespeare); " Young Woman" in MACHINAL (Dreamscape Theater); "Maria" in TWELFTH NIGHT: THE DRINKING GAME (Legitimate Theater Co); and " Fran" in SWING FOR VICTORY (National Tour). On camera work includes: LAW & ORDER SVU; SECRET OF THE MYSTIC ORACLE; HUNTING; and at the Big Apple Film Festival, and promotional spots for Papa John's Pizza, Sundance Channel and Bristol Myers Squibb. She earned a BFA in drama from New York University.

Sarah Rice: Broadway: Original "Johanna" in SWEENEY TODD (Theatre World Award). She has been well known for her numerous operatic performances, including THE MARRIAGE OF FOGARO, THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, and THE STUDENT PRINCE. She has also performed in the leading role of "Christine" in Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in Montreal.

Mary Testa: Broadway: XANADU (Drama Desk nomination); CHICAGO; 42nd STREET (Tony nomination); MARIE CHRISTINE; ON THE TOWN (Tony nomination); ...FORUM; THE RINK; MARILYN; BARNUM. Off-Broadway: REGRETS ONLY; SEE WHAT I WANNA SEE (Drama Desk and Drama League nominations); FIRST LADY SUITE (Drama Desk nomination); STRING OF PEALRS (Drama Desk nomination); THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES; FROM ABOVE (Obie); others. Film: EAT, PRAY, LOVE; FOUR SINGLE FATHERS; STAY; others. Television: THE ELECTRIC COMPANY; LIFE ON MARS; CASHMERE MAFIA; SEX AND THE CITY; WHOOPI; others.

Miles Phillips (Director): is a multiple award-winning actor, director, nightclub vocalist, writer and recording artist with credits from Honolulu to London. He has numerous leading New York and regional theatre roles, various film, television and concert appearances, a popular solo album and a score of original and studio cast recordings to his credit. Phillips has received numerous awards, including the Hollywood Drama-Logue and Chicago's Jeff Award for his work as an actor, multiple honors for his work as a director, MAC Awards for four of his cabaret shows and been twice honored in the category of Outstanding Cabaret Male Vocalist at the NY Nightlife Awards. He's currently directing a film as well as several stage productions, working on a new album and writing a new screenplay.

Tracy Stark (Musical Director): a 4-time MAC Award winner, a Bistro Award winner for Musical Direction, and winner of the Dottie Burman Songwriter of the Year Award. Tracy has worked with Lesley Gore, Phoebe Snow, Karen Black, Randy Jones (Village People), Jimmy Osmond, Tovah Feldshuh, Eric Millegan, Tonya Pinkins, Ann Crumb, Marni Nixon, and hundreds of other rock, jazz, and Broadway vocalists. She has conducted, played, and sung at all the finest and the sleaziest venues all over the world. She has played/conducted on numerous television shows, including The Today Show. Her songs are included on at least 20 different compilations, and have been winning accolades in songwriting competitions for the past two decades. Her last CD, ‘Feast for the Heart' is exquisitely produced by Richard Barone, and includes a duet with the inimitable Phoebe Snow. She is currently in the process of recording a new CD, on the wonderful MIRANDA MUSIC label.

Come try your luck at tickets to some of off-Broadway's biggest hits! The Divine Sister!
Fuerza Bruta! The Awesome 80's Prom!

And more you'll LOVE! ... Check them out!

Now in its 6th Rad year, THE AWESOME 80S PROM is a "blast-from-the-past" interactive party in the style of Tony 'n Tina's Wedding set at Wanaget High's Senior Prom...in 1989! Check it out at:
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