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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.

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