Lorna Luft, Ann Hampton Callaway, Nick Adams and More Set for HELLO GORGEOUS! BC/EFA Benefit, 10/12
As New York City celebrates the return of everyone's favorite Funny Girl, the worlds of Broadway, TV, cabaret and the recording industry will come together Friday, October 12 to salute the greatest star with the one-night-only concert Hello Gorgeous! A Salute to the Streisand Songbook, presented by Scott Nevins and Joe Lodato and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
With Barbra back in her hometown of Brooklyn to deliver two sold-out concerts, NYC's finest performers gather together on the evening between her shows to salute her stellar catalogue of music at 8 PM October 12 on the stage of the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (East 68th Street between Park & Lexington Avenues).
Acclaimed singer/actress Lorna Luft and multi-award winning singer/songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway lead the impressive list of performers, which includes Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Award nominee Ashley Brown (MARY POPPINS), Tituss Burgess ("30 Rock," The Little Mermaid), Nick Adams (Priscilla: Queen of the Desert), Von Smith ("Opening Act" on E!), Saycon Sengbloh (Wicked, The Color Purple), Marty Thomas (Xanadu, Wicked), Erin Quill (Avenue Q), Natalie Toro (A Tale of Two Cities), Kristy Cates (Wicked), Natalie Joy Johnson (Legally Blonde), Jim Caruso ("Cast Party" at Birdland), Steven Brinberg (Simply Barbra) and recording artist Kelly King. The evening will be hosted by award-winning TV personality Scott Nevins (from truTV's hit show The World's Dumbest) with Brad Gardner as the evening's music director.
"We're going to celebrate the music and artistry that has garnered generation after generation of devoted fans," says producer and host Scott Nevins. "And it seemed obvious that an evening like this should benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and their efforts to ensure that those who need them most have medications, healthy meals and safe places to sleep."
VIP tickets are $125 and include premium seating & a VIP after-party. Orchestra seats are $65 and Balcony $25. Tickets may be purchased online at hellogorgeous.brownpapertickets.com.
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation's leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources and generosity of the American theatre community, since 1988 BC/EFA has raised more than $195 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States. Broadway Cares awards annual grants to more than 400 AIDS and family service organizations nationwide and is also the major supporter of the social service programs at The Actors Fund, including the HIV/AIDS Initiative, the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative and the Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic.
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