David Alan Grier Set 'Light For Haiti' Benefit Concert At Canal Room, 2/28
Award-winning actor David Alan Grier and Richard Thomas who are currently starring on Broadway in David Mamet's RACE will host the Canal Room's benefit concert, "Light for Haiti," on Sunday, February 28, @ 8 p.m. at The Canal Room ( 285 West Broadway) in Soho.
The benefit has been organized and produced by a team of New York-based artists, led by Terra Mackintosh, Jean "Q" Pierre, Marciel Greene, and Claire Buffie
The music and voices of Broadway, the passion of spoken word and slam poetry, the rhythm of Indie rock, R&B and reggae will all join together in one with performances by Janine Divita (GREASE), Michael Lanning (THE CIVIL WAR), Scott Alan (Singer/Songwriter), Leigh-Taylor Smith (Miss NY 2008) and many more.
The "Light for Haiti" producers have partnered with GHESKIO Medical Center in Port Au Prince, which establishes refugee camps and field hospitals for thousands of the earthquake survivors and continues AIDS care.
General admission tickets cost $50 the day of and $40 in advance. VIP tickets cost $150 and include a 5-hour top shelf open bar. The doors will open at 7:30 PM.
Although DAVID ALAN GRIER has been known for his ability to create comedy and humor, the graduate of the Yale School of Drama has successfully made the diverse jump from theatre to television to film and still alternates between all three.
RACE will make its world premiere at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (located at 243 West 47th St.) beginning on Monday, November 16, 2009 with the official opening night on Sunday, December 6, 2009. Rehearsals are set to begin on Tuesday, October 20, 2009.
Grier's other theatre credits include the lead role of Pseudolus in the Broadway revival of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and well as the New York Shakespeare Festival productions of Richard III and The Merry Wives of Windsor at Central Park. In 2006, David joined the La Jolla Playhouse's staging of The Wiz for Des McAnuff.
For information or to purchase tickets, visit online at www.canalroom.com.
Photo Credit: Peter James Zielinski