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Cast of Phantom Tour Stages Benefit in Detroit

As the effort continues in the fight against AIDS, members from the touring cast of “The Phantom of the Opera” are hosting a gala event, “Detroit Concert for a Cure,” at the Gem Theatre on Monday, March 14 (7 p.m.). “The Phantom of the Opera” cast members (who can also be seen March 2-27 at the Masonic Temple Theatre in Detroit) will perform some of their favorite songs as well as Broadway favorites. Special guests and celebrities from Broadway, Detroit’s Cast of “Menopause the Musical(TM)”, The Macombers Show Choir, Oakland University and local high school students will join the Cast of “The Phantom of the Opera.” Tickets are now on sale and all proceeds from the evening’s event (tickets and silent auction) will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA).

Guests attending the “Detroit Concert for a Cure” fundraiser will enjoy an evening of music, a silent auction (6p.m. through the end of intermission) and an afterglow at the Century Grille (inside the Gem Theatre building). During the Afterglow the Cast of The Phantom of the Opera and other local cast members will mingle with patrons as complimentary light appetizers are served along with a cash bar. Dry Bones Jazz band will provide entertainment during the after-party.

Tickets ($25) are now on sale and may be purchased at The Gem Theatre box office and all Ticketmaster outlets, including Harmony House or Marshall Fields. Tickets may also be charged by phone at 248-645-6666 or on-line at www.Ticketmaster.com. A group rate (for groups of 8 or more) is also available through the Gem Theatre box office. The Gem Theatre is located at 333 Madison Avenue (at Brush) in downtown Detroit. For information, call 313-963-9800 or visit www.concertforacure.com, www.broadwaycares.org, www.gemtheatre.com, or www.Ticketmaster.com. "Detroit Concert for a Cure" is Sponsored by the Gem Theatre and Cedar Hill Graphics.

ABOUT BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS (BC/EFA):

BC/EFA (www.broadwaycares.org) is the nation's leading industry-based, not-for-profit AIDS fundraising and grant making organization. BC/EFA is the on-going, committed response form the American Theatre community to an urgent worldwide response from the American Theatre community to an urgent worldwide health crisis. By drawing upon the talents, resources and generosity of this community, BC/EFA raises funds for AIDS-related causes across the United States. Since it's founding in 1988, BC/EFA has raised over $100 million for critically needed services for people with AIDS, HIV or HIV-related illnesses.

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