Photo Coverage: QSAC's My First Time Benefit
On Monday, February 26, producers Derek Collard and Gary Maffei presented "My First Time," an all-star Broadway concert that benefited Quality Services for the Autistic Community (QSAC). Directed by Igor Goldin ("A Ritual of Faith") with musical direction by David Andrews Rogers, the concert took place at New World Stages (340 West 50th St.).
The show featured performances by Hunter Bell and Susan Blackwell [title of show], Jeff Blumenkrantz (A Class Act), Heath Calvert (Good Vibrations), Matt Cavenaugh (Grey Gardens), Rick Crom (The Goodbye Girl), Jeffry Denman (The Producers), Ed Dixon (Les Miserables), Eamon Foley (Assassins), Hunter Foster (The Producers), Anita Gillette (Moonstruck, Cabaret), Ann Harada (Avenue Q), Terri Klausner (Evita), Garrett Long (Seussical), Megan Reinking (Lestat, Dracula),Asa Somers (Grey Gardens),John Tartaglia (Avenue Q), Mary Testa (42nd Street) and CW11 News Anchor Jim Watkins, with a special performance by the Center Stage Players from the Center Stage Theatre Company, Westport, CT.
The concert featured a variety of first-hand stories and songs from the performers' own "first" experiences, such as the first show they were in, their first professional stage success or the first show or star that inspired them to follow their hearts to Broadway.
Visit www.QSAC.com for more information.
Cast members in the green room before the show
Igor Goldin (Director) and Asa Somers
Igor Goldin, Jim Watkins (Channel 11 News at 10), Terri Klausner and David Andrews Rodgers (Musical Director)