BORN FOR BROADWAY 4 Set for 54 Below Today

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BORN FOR BROADWAY's fourth annual celebrity cabaret, featuring Broadway and TV stars donating their time and talent to raise money for paralysis-based organizations, will take place at 54 Below, 254 West 54th Street, tonight, September 30, 2013. Doors will open to the public at 8:45 PM with a 9:30 PM curtain.

The news comes as BORN FOR BROADWAY receives the inaugural Heart of New York Award, honoring arts organizations that have benefitted the New York community. Previously, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer declared May 21, 2012 as "Born For Broadway Day" in the Borough of Manhattan.

Tony nominated director Marcia Milgrom Dodge (Ragtime) will direct; Lawrence Yurman (Far From Heaven, On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, Grey Gardens) is Music Director.

Tony winner James Naughton, Tony winner Julie White, "Scandal" star Tony Goldwyn, Tony nominee Richard Kind ("Luck," "Mad About You," "Spin City"), "Today" host Kathie Lee Gifford, "Glee" star Jenna Ushkowitz, Tony nominee Malcolm Gets, "NewsRadio" star Vicki Lewis, Tony nominee Orfeh, and Aaron Lazar are among the many Broadway and TV stars that have performed in Born for Broadway galas.

BORN FOR BROADWAY was created ten years ago as a student sponsored cabaret at Marymount Manhattan College, where Founder & Executive Producer Sarah Galli was enrolled as a performance major. Sarah created the show as a way to give back after her brother, Jeff, suffered a spinal cord injury in 1998 in a diving accident.

BORN FOR BROADWAY's mission is to engage college campuses across the nation in raising funds for paralysis related organizations. By engaging young artists and producers in this philanthropic commitment, students have an opportunity to produce their own musical theatre production, while using their time and talent for a greater cause. The annual Broadway gala showcases the performances of both established performers as well as emerging talent.

All funds contributed from college productions and the gala benefit research and quality of life for individuals living with paralysis, through both national and grassroots non-profit organizations.

Out of its humble beginnings on a college stage, BORN FOR BROADWAY has evolved into a renowned annual musical cabaret that brings together advocates, Broadway stars, elected officials, and the public, all to benefit paralysis related causes.

Tickets are now for sale, ranging from $40 to $150. For ticket sales and more information, visit www.bornforbroadway.com.

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