KINKY BOOTS Cast Joins Cyndi Lauper in KINKY KABARET Concert Benefit for True Colors Fund Today
Kinky Boots producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig, along with the True Colors Fund, recently announced that cast members from Kinky Boots, including stars Billy Porter, Stark Sands and Annaleigh Ashford, will join the show's Tony Award-winning composer Cyndi Lauper for a special one-night-only True Colors Cabaret, set for tonight, December 16th at 7:00 PM at Birdland (315 W 44th St). Lauper will join the cast of Kinky Boots to perform an eclectic array of standards, pop hits and other songs, with musical direction by the show's Tony Award-winning orchestrator Stephen Oremus. The evening will benefit the True Colors Fund, the organization Lauper co-founded to raise awareness about and bring an end to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender youth homelessness, and to inspire everyone, especially straight people, to become active participants in the advancement of equality for all.
"I am really excited that the True Colors Fund and my Kinky Boots family will be resurrecting the True Colors Cabaret for this special one-night only show," saysLauper. "The message of Kinky Boots and the work of the True Colors Fund is synonymous. 'You change the world when you change your mind.' Through a great night of music, we will continue our work to change those minds and ensure that gay and transgender homeless youth get the help that they deserve."
The full list of participants includes Adinah Alexander, Annaleigh Ashford, Douglas Baldeo, Stephen Berger, Paul Canaan, Lena Hall, Jaden Jordan, Andy Kelso, Kevin Smith Kirkwood, Eric Leviton, Ellyn Marie Marsh, John Jeffrey Martin, Marcus Neville, Kyle Taylor Parker, Robert Pendilla, Jennifer Perry, Billy Porter, Kyle Post, Tory Ross, Stark Sands, Charlie Sutton, and Joey Taranto. Kinky Boots co-creators Harvey Fierstein (book) and Jerry Mitchell (director and choreographer), along with producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig, will also be on hand for the evening.
Tickets for True Colors Cabaret range from $60-$250 and are available beginning today, thru Ticketfly (877-987-6487 or www.ticketfly.com) or by visitinghttp://www.birdlandjazz.com/event/417111-true-colors-cabaret-new-york/. There is a $10 food and drink minimum per person. For more information aboutTrue Colors Cabaret, please visit http://www.truecolorsfund.org/cabaret.