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August 8
2:07 PM 2005
On Sunday, August 7th at Joe's Pub, a once-in-a-lifetime concert benefiting this year's World AIDS Day Concert and the Joey DiPaolo AIDS Foundation was presented. Though much of Broadway is brilliant, wonderful and always-successful; it just so happens that sometimes a Broadway show doesn't do well. Oftentimes a show's score is the only strong component of the production. FLOPZ showcased some of Broadway's finest songs that are rarely heard.

The evening benefited The Joey DiPaolo AIDS Foundation and this year's World AIDS Day Concert of The Secret Garden to be performed Monday, December 5th.

The concert featured the following songs:

Four Part Harmony FourtuneMark Price, Angela Gaylor, David Burnham, JB Wing
I'll Take the City Banjo Eyes -Tyler Hanes
The Beast in You Goldilocks – Jen Gambatese
All Things to One Man Grind - Sara Gettelfinger
The Man I Can Love So Long 174th StreetDeborah S. Craig
If We Never Meet Again RagsChristine Rowan, Marcie Passley
I've Just Seen Her/We Speak The Same; All AmericanMatt Cavenaugh
A Sweet Thing Like Me Grind - Tracy Jai Edwards
Fran and Janie Is There Life After High School? - Jenn Colella and Jen Foote
What I Mean To Say Whoop-UpTyler Hanes
Words He Doesn't Say Romance/Romance - Jamie McGonnigal
He Needs Me Now Golden RainbowLeslie Kritzer
What Do I Do Now? FourtuneDavid Burnham
Hop Along Heartbreak Urban CowboyJenn Colella
I Take It Back Urban Cowboy - Matt Cavenaugh
What Do We Do? We Fly! Do I Hear A Waltz?Christine Pedi
But You Go On Annie Warbucks - Natalie Joy Johnson
Here Comes Mine King of HeartsDanny Gurwin
I'm Not Alone Carrie – Celia Keenan Bolger


Producer/Director/Emcee Jamie McGonnigal

Music Director/Arranger Michael Lavine

David Burnham, Angela Gaylor, Mark Price, and J.B. Wing sing from Bill Russell's Fourtune

David Burnham

Mark Price

J.B. Wing

Angela Gaylor

Sweet Charity's Tyler Hanes

singing "I'll Take the City" from the musical, Banjo Eyes

All Shook Up star Jenn Gambatese

with "The Beast in You" from Goldilocks

Dirty Rotten Scoundrel's Sarah Gettelfinger

is "All Things to One Man"

from the ill-fated Broadway Musical, Grind

Spelling Bee's Deborah S. Craig distracts Emcee Jamie McGonnigal

bringing the crowd to it's feet singing from So Long, 174th Street

From the cast of Reluctant Pilgrim, Marcie Passley and Christine Rowan share their rendition of "If We Never Meet Again" from Stephen Schwartz's Rags

Matt Cavenaugh brings us some Charles Strouse

with a medley from All American

Tracy Jai Edwards also Grind's it up

with "A Sweet Thing Like Me."

Jenn Colella and Jen Foote ponder Is There Life After High School?

Singing "Fran and Janie"

by Craig Carnelia

Host Jamie McGonnigal sings "Words He Doesn't Say" from Romance/Romance

Leslie Kritzer belts "He Needs Me Now" from the
Steve & Eydie Gorme vehicle, Golden Rainbow

Bill Russell chats about his experience with "Egregiously Overlooked" musicals such as Fourtune and Side Show

The Light in the Piazza's David Burnham shares another tune from Fourtune

Matt Cavenaugh sings one of Urban Cowboy's cut songs

Matt and Jenn

Christine Pedi with "What Do We Do? We Fly!" from Sondheim's
Do I Hear a Waltz?

Natalie Joy Johnson sings from the sequel to Annie, Annie Warbucks

Little Women's Danny Gurwin sings "Here Comes Mine" from Broadway's King of Hearts

Celia Keenan-Bolger wraps things up nicely

with "I'm Not Alone" from infamous Broadway musical, Carrie

Stephen Nachamie and Michael Lavine

Tyler Hanes and Matt Cavenaugh

Jen Foote, Deborah S. Craig, and Jenn Colella

Jen Foote and Jenn Colella

Jen Foote, Jim Caruso, and Jenn Colella

Deborah S. Craig and Danny Gurwin

Deborah S. Craig, Danny Gurwin, and Erin Quill

Marcie Passley and Christine Rowan

Robyn Clark, Rene Ruiz, Melanie Whipple

Scott Siegel and Julie Garnye

Harris Doran, Jamie McGonnigal, and Natalie Joy Johnson


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