BWW TV Exclusive: Highlights from LIVING FOR TODAY Benefit Concert Tituss Burgess, Alysha Umphress, and More!
LIVING FOR TODAY. LIVING FOR TODAY: Back to the Drawing Board just played a one-night-only engagement at Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the concert, and you can check out highlights below!
The fifth annual LIVING FOR TODAY concert, showcased Broadway stars in an exciting night of music. This year's concert, titled BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD, featured your favorite songs from Animated Films, as October 28 (the originally schedule date) was the 10th Annual International Animation Day! David Alpert (The Best Man, Flashdance, Talley's Folly, Trip to Bountiful) directed the evening, with Music Direction by Jason Wetzel.
The Gilana Shira Alpert Fund was created in November 2007 as a memorial to Gilana Alpert. Gilana was an incredible woman, very passionate about the causes in which she believed, and a friend to all. Due to a reaction to prescription medications she passed away at the young age of 26. The fund has already raised almost $27,000 and is designed to continue the work that Gilana was not able to finish herself. Those causes include Holocaust awareness, theatre education and outreach, human equality advocacy, and sex education. Past recipients include The Kinsey Institute, Theatre for Young Audiences, The Shoah Remembrance Committee, and the Howard Brown Health Center. This year's recipients will be announced at the concert. More information can be found at www.gilanasfund.com