Tituss Burgess, Lesli Margherita & More Set for SPARKLE Holiday Benefit Concert for Actors Fund, 12/1
Star-studded holiday benefit SPARKLE: An All-Star Holiday Concert returns for 2nd year at XL Cabaret on Sunday, December 1st, 2013 at 7:30pm with proceeds benefiting the programs and services of The Actors Fund.
Haul out the holly and put up the tree because SPARKLE: An All-Star Holiday Concert is back in NYC to help kick off the season for the second year in a row! After the success of last years inaugural event (which joined its West Coast counterpart's 4 consecutive sold-out years in Palm Springs, CA), Producer, Host and native New Yorker Scott Nevins once again brings SPARKLE home with him for the Holidays, featuring another all-star cast of performers from the worlds of Broadway, Television, Film and the music industry! This one night only extravaganza will take place at XL Cabaret and benefit the programs and services of The Actors Fund (www.actorsfund.org).
Currently scheduled to perform are legendary Tony Award Winner and 4-time Grammy Award Nominee Melba Moore (Purlie, Hair), Olivier Award & Ovation Award Winner Lesli Margherita (Matilda: the musical), Tony Award Nominee Charl Brown (Motown: the musical, Jersey Boys, Sister Act), Broadway's Tituss Burgess (30 ROCK, The Little Mermaid, Jersey Boys), Rachelle Rak (Abbys Ultimate Dance Competition, Fosse), Telly Leung (GLEE, Godspell, RENT), Shayna Steele (Hairspray, RENT), Erin Quill (Avenue Q), Brandi Massey (Wicked, The Color Purple, Jekyll & Hyde), Julie Garnyé (Lorna Luft's Pink Party, the 2013 Academy Awards, Les Miserables & Chicago at the Hollywood Bowl), Billboard Top 20 Recording Artist Kelly King (Winner: 2013 Best International Singer - Viña del Mar International Song Festival - Chile), Natalie Douglas (multiple MAC and NIGHTLIFE Award winning recording artist), The Glamazons (America's Got Talent) and more! The evening will once again be Produced and Hosted by TV Personality Scott Nevins (Bravo's The People's Couch, truTV Presents: World's Dumbest...) with Jesse Vargas serving as the shows Music Director and Arranger. The evening is made possible by the generous support from Presenting Sponsors Jim Burba and Bob Hayes.
"It's been so thrilling to gather up another group of incredibly talented friends to help get everyone into the spirit of the season while we raise money for this incredible organization that has done so much for so many within our own community" says Producer and Host Scott Nevins.
"We are excited to be supporting SPARKLE, which brings together incredible talent in a show that benefits the great work of The Actors Fund," Jim Burba said. "What better way to celebrate the holidays than to enjoy great performances and at the same time contribute to the many human services programs that The Actors Fund offers to entertainment professionals," Bob Hayes added.
General Admission Tickets for the show are $65 each; VIP Tickets (which include premium reserved seating and a private VIP Meet & Greet at Rosebud Bar within the XL complex) are $100 each; and Standing room tickets are $30 each. Drinks and an a la carte menu of food from KTCHN will be available at the show. To purchase tickets or to get more information about the evening, please visit http://SparkleNYC.brownpapertickets.com
The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that helps everyone-performers and those behind the scenes-who works in performing arts and entertainment, helping more than 13,500 people directly each year, and hundreds of thousands online. Serving professionals in film, theatre, television, music, opera, radio and dance, The Fund's programs include social services and emergency financial assistance, health care and insurance counseling, housing, and employment and training services. With offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Actors Fund has-for 131 years-been a safety net for those in need, crisis or transition.