Ricky Martin, Chita Rivera, Cyndi Lauper Featured on CAROLS FOR A CURE Volume 14; Track List Announced!

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Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Volume 14, goes on sale Friday, October 19 with the voices of major talents, including Ricky Martin, Chita Rivera, Cyndi Lauper and more.

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.

Broadway legend Chita Rivera joined Stephanie J. Block, Jim Norton, and others from "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" singing a wild "Good Queen Wenceslas" (a play on Good King Wenceslas).

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.

Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Vol. 14 Track List:

 

DISC 1

 

DISC 2

1.

EVITA

Los Tres Reyes Magos

1.

BRING IT ON

Angels We Have Heard on High

2.

SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK

Call Your Mom

2.

NEWSical the Musical with Perez Hilton

A Perez Hilton Christmas

3.

CHAPLIN
You Don't Have to be Alone on Christmas

3.

ROCK OF AGES

NYE @ The Venus Club

4.

LISA YAEGER

For My Child's First Chanukah

4.

MARY POPPINS

The Birthday of a King

5.

NEWSIES

God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen

5.

MAMMA MIA

Soul Cake

6.

THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD

Good Queen Wenceslas

6.

REBECCA

Keep the Home Fires Burning

7.

ONCE

The Wexford Carol

7.

WICKED

O Holy Night

8.

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER

Dominick the Donkey

8.

I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE at The John W. Engeman Theater

Hark! the Herald Angels Sing

9.

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

Outside the Box

9.

MIRACLE ON 34th STREET at The Arvada Center for the Performing Arts

Jolly Old St. Nicholas

10.

THE LION KING

The Wreath of Kindness

10.

JERSEY BOYS

Have You Heard About The Baby/Glory To The Newborn King

11.

KINKY BOOTS with Cyndi Lauper

Blue Christmas

   

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (broadwaycares.org) 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.  BC/EFA is the major supporter of seven programs at The Actors Fund, including the HIV/AIDS Initiative, the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative, the Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic and more. BC/EFA also awards annual grants to more than 400 AIDS and family service organizations nationwide.

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 fourteenth 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.

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