Chita Rivera, Rosie O'Donnell & More Set to Participate in AN EVENING OF SONG Benefit for Art Attack Foundation
The Broadway at Birdland concert series just announced that Broadway legend Chita Rivera will headline An Evening of Song, benefiting the Art Attack Foundation. The event will take place on Monday, September 15 at 7pm at Birdland.
This one-night-only show promises an array of standards, pop hits and original songs, from top artists on Yellow Sound Label. Founded by Dan Watt, the Art Attack Foundation's mission is to inspire community leaders, businesses, and individuals to participate and contribute in the education, enhancement and development of young performing artists. AAF is dedicated to providing opportunities, funding, and encouragement to assist young performers in realizing their full artistic potential.
Chita Rivera, who is also the Chairperson of the Art Attack Foundation, will be performing. Ms. Rivera states, "Now, more than ever, young people with talent need our help with training, support, encouragement and above all opportunity. That is exactly what Art Attack provides, and why they need our help, in order to accomplish all that they achieve. That very next scholarship that is given could be the one for a future star in the arts. I am proud and delighted to be a part of this fine organization."
Participating in this song-filled evening are: BD Wong (M. Butterfly), Telly Leung, (Godspell), Christopher Jackson (Holler If Ya Hear Me), Anika Larsen (Beautiful), Jim Caruso (Cast Party), songwriters Marcy Hsisler and Zina Goldrich (Dear Edwina), and many more. Helping kick off the evening will be Rosie O'Donnell, co-founder of the Maravel Arts Center, which has received scholarship support from the Art Attack Foundation. This evening will have musical direction by Emmy Award-winner Michael Croiter.
Watt says, "We nurture and support talent through scholarships, education, training, stage performances, and other cultural activities. This is our 10th year celebration and we are so excited that the artists of Yellow Sound Label have joined with us for our scholarship fundraiser."
The Art Attack Foundation exists to inspire South Bay community leaders, businesses, foundations, and individuals to participate and contribute in the education, enhancement, and development of young performing artists. Together with community partners, Art Attack Foundation is dedicated to providing opportunities, encouragement, and funding to assist young performers in realizing their full artistic potential.
Birdland NYC is located at 315 West 44th St, New York, NY, 10036. There is a $10.00 food or beverage minimum per person, per show. Dinner is served between 5:00pm-1:00am. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://birdlandjazz.com/.