Reeve Carney, Faith Prince, Billy Porter, Laura Osnes and More Kick Off Recording for Broadway's Carols for a Cure 2013!
Stars and casts from the current Broadway line-up are recording for the 2013 Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Volume 15. Singing traditional and original holiday songs, this annual holiday music CD benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA), one of the nation's leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations.
Expected to appear on the new Broadway's Carols for a Cure CD are Reeve Carney, the original Spider-man, and the cast of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," singing "A Savior is Born;" Faith Prince and the cast of "Annie," singing "Children Go Where I Send Thee;" Tony Award winners Billy Porter and Harvey Fierstein representing "Kinky Boots" with "Carol of the Boots;" and Laura Osnes, Rebecca Luker, Santino Fontana and Ann Harada of "Cinderella," singing "Happy Christmas, Little Friend." Also slated is celebrity gossip blogger and huge fan of Broadway, Perez Hilton, with an original track. Additional songs are being recorded by the casts of First Date, Jersey Boys, The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, Matilda, Motown, Newsies, Once, Rock of Ages, Soul Doctor and Wicked, plus The Broadway Boys and the all-stars of The John W. Engeman Theater in Northport, NY.
Purchase of this annual CD of original and traditional holiday music supports Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA). Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Volume 15 can be ordered for only $23 through BC/EFA at broadwaycares.org or by calling (212) 840-0770 x238 Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST. Volumes from previous seasons are available, too (check online or call for price).
As always, the CDs will be sold at participating Broadway and off-Broadway shows in New York during a six-week "Gypsy-of-the-Year" fundraising period, which starts begins in October and runs through mid-December. Additionally, the CDs are available at select venues throughout the U.S., including The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, The John W. Engeman Theater in Northport, NY and The Arvada Center for the Performing Arts in Arvada, CO.
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 $225 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States. Broadway Cares awards annual grants to more than 450 AIDS and family service organizations nationwide and is 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.
For more information, please visit Broadway Cares online at broadwaycares.org, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/BCEFA, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/BCEFA, watch us on YouTube at youtube.com/BCEFA, pin us on Pinterest at pinterest.com/BCEFA and tag us on Instagram at instagram.com/BCEFA.
Rock-it Science Records (www.rock-itscience.com) is an independent record label based in New York City co-founded by Broadway performer and producer Lynn Pinto. RSR produces recordings for members of the Broadway community and Broadway's leading charity, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (www.broadwaycares.org). RSR's popular series Broadway's Carols for a Cure is currently in its fifteenth year. This highly anticipated annual holiday release features casts from the current Broadway line-up of shows performing new and traditional holiday music. Broadway's Carols for a Cure offers a "snapshot" of each season, as the casts and orchestras from each show on Broadway perform their own holiday track. Since 1999, Broadway's Carols for a Cure has featured the creative talents of thousands of Broadway's brightest stars and has raised over $3 million for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter-Keddy