Ricky Martin, Chita Rivera, Cyndi Lauper Featured on CAROLS FOR A CURE Volume 14; Track List Announced!
Ricky Martin, who plays Che, plus all four leads from "Evita" --Elena Roger (Evita), Michael Cerveris (Peron) and Max von Essen (Magaldi) – sing "We Three Kings/Los Reyes Magos" on the 2012 Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Volume 14.
Cyndi Lauper, who wrote the music and lyrics for "Kinky Boots," due to open on Broadway in the Spring, also added a track to the 2012 Broadway's Carols for a Cure.
And The Phantom himself, Hugh Panaro sings lead along with the rest of the company of "The Phantom of the Opera" on an original song "Outside the Box."
Other shows that have recorded: "The Lion King," featuring the Disney characters Timon and Pumbaa (played by Fred Berman and Ben Jeffrey, respectively) singing musician and composer Peter Candela's original music, lyrics and orchestrations for a song called "The Wreath of Kindness;" "Mary Poppins" (The Birthday of a King); "Spiderman," featuring Aaron LeVigne & Rebecca Faulkenberry doing Aaron's original song "Call Your Mom;" "Once," performing a traditional Irish carol, "The Wexford Carol;" the cast of "Chaplin" singing an original song called "You Don't Have To Be Alone on Christmas;" Orfeh and Andy Karl sang with castmembers from "Jersey Boys;" plus "Wicked," "Mamma Mia!", "Newsies," "Rock of Ages," "Rebecca," "Jersey Boys," and Kate Wetherhead, Benjamin Eakeley, Howie Michael Smith and Joanna Shubart, representing The John Engeman Theatre.
Broadway's Carols for a Cure, the 2-disc annual CD of original and traditional holiday music recorded by stars and casts from the current Broadway shows, benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. As always, the CDswill be sold during a six-week "Gypsy-of-the-Year" fundraising period, which runs from October through early-December at participating Broadway and off-Broadway shows in New York. Additionally, Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Volume 14 also 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).
Produced by Lynn Pinto for Rock-It Science Records and engineered by Andros Rodriguez, the Broadway's Carols for a Cure series has raised over $3 million dollars for BC/EFA since its inception in 1999, providing support and care for those suffering with AIDS, as well as lending support to women's health issues. Over the years, Broadway's Carols for a Cure CDs have featured special performances by stars Bernadette Peters, Nick Jonas, Antonio Banderas, Idina Menzel, Hugh Jackman, Harvey Fierstein, David Hyde Pierce, Raul Esparza, John Tartaglia, Darlene Love, Hugh Panaro, Michael McKean, Annette O'Toole, Andrea McArdle, Donna Lynne Champlin, and Phyllis Newman.