Linda Eder to Headline Bucks County Cabaret for BC/EFA This Fall
Celebrated singer Linda Eder will bring her diverse repertoire of Broadway, standards, pop, country and jazz to this year's Bucks County Cabaret (#buckscountycabaret), a one-night-only concert produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The intimate evening of song will be held Saturday, October 4, 2014, at the historic Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, PA.
One of the most celebrated concert performers today, Eder took Broadway by storm in the hit Jekyll & Hyde and has gone on to record 15 acclaimed solo albums. Eder has wowed audiences from Carnegie Hall to The Kennedy Center, on national television and in major concert halls across the country.
"Linda Eder's dazzling voice and ability to interpret familiar songs in new ways are matched only by her generosity," said Tom Viola, executive director of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. "We are thrilled Linda will be joining us at Bucks County Cabaret. It will be a special night for the New Hope community which, since the earliest days of the crisis, has offered consistent and compassionate support for those affected by HIV/AIDS."
The evening will begin with cocktails at 5 pm, followed by a 6 pm performance and live auction. An exclusive VIP reception with Eder will be held after the performance. VIP tickets start at $325; performance-only tickets start at $85. Tickets can be purchased at broadwaycares.org or by calling 212.840.0770, ext. 268.
Born in Arizona and raised in Minnesota, Eder began her career singing in her home state and eventually landed a gig at Harrah's Casino in Atlantic City. But it was her appearances on the 1987 season of Star Search, where she won for an unprecedented 12 weeks, that attracted the attention of audiences and record companies alike. Eder launched her recording career in 1991 with her self-titled debut album and soon established herself as one of America's most popular and acclaimed new interpreters of pop standards and theatrical songs. Those albums highlight Eder's abundant vocal gifts as well as her skill for delivering dramatic, emotionally resonant interpretations of familiar songs while making them her own.
Last year's sold-out Bucks County Cabaret featured Alan Cumming and raised a remarkable $165,750 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
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 $250 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, visit Broadway Cares online at broadwaycares.org, on Facebook at facebook.com/BCEFA, on Twitter at twitter.com/BCEFA, on YouTube at youtube.com/BCEFAtv and on Instagram at instagram.com/BCEFA.
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