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Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Benefit Concert to Take Place 10/20

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, a benefit concert celebrating the 35th Anniversary of Elton John and Bernie Taupin's legendary double album, will be performed one night only, Monday, October 20, at 8pm, at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theater (214 West 42nd Street).  Goodbye Yellow Brick Road will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the Elton John AIDS Foundation and Friends In Deed.  Directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler with music direction by Tom Kitt, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road will feature performances by Elton John, Jane Krakowski, Ben Folds, Joey Arias, the cast of New York Shakespeare Festival's Hair, Melissa Hough, Larry Keigwin, Lin-Manuel Miranda, John Cameron Mitchell, Kelli O'Hara, Sherie Rene Scott, Jake Shears, Stew, The Broadway Inspirational Voices, the cast of Disney's The Lion King, Rufus Wainwright and Patrick Wilson.  Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is produced by Jeffrey Seller and is sponsored by American Express and American Airlines.

Tickets for Goodbye Yellow Brick Road are available exclusively to American Express cardholders from noon on Saturday, September 13 through Monday, September 22 at Ticketmaster.com (212-307-4100 or 800-755-4000).  As of Tuesday, September 23, tickets are available to the general public at Ticketmaster.com.  Tickets range from $250 for general admission to $2,500 for VIP, which includes an exclusive post-performance party and program credit.

ABOUT THE BENEFICIARIES
 
BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS - Committed to assisting the full spectrum of communities affected by AIDS, in 2007 Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS awarded grants totaling $5,280,072 to over 513 AIDS and family service organizations in 47 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico. From the time when it was founded in 1988 through 2007, over $38 million has been distributed by BC/EFA through its National Grants Program.

Elton John AIDS FOUNDATION - Established by Sir Elton John in 1992, the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) is one of the world's leading nonprofit organizations supporting innovative HIV prevention programs, efforts to eliminate stigma and discrimination associated with HIV/AIDS, and direct care and support services for people living with HIV/AIDS.  Since its founding, EJAF has raised over $150 million to support urgently needed programs across the US and in 55 countries around the globe.  EJAF's current grant-making priorities target HIV prevention programs in the Southern United States and the Caribbean; HIV prevention and care services for highly marginalized and vulnerable populations; and HIV/AIDS prevention education and the promotion of sexual health for adolescents.

Friends In Deed - Friends In Deed is the crisis center for people coping with HIV and other life-threatening illnesses. Have you been diagnosed with HIV, cancer or another life threatening illness? Are you a caregiver, family member or friend of someone who is ill? Are you living with grief because of the death of someone you loved? At times like these, it's easy to feel frightened, powerless, overwhelmed and alone. That's why Friends In Deed is here. We're a crisis center where you can find the emotional and spiritual support to cope with these challenging life circumstances.  Founded in 1991 by Cynthia O'Neal and Mike Nichols, Friends In Deed has presented many extraordinary events over its life, including An Evening with Simon and Garfunkel and Nicholas and May (1992) and Whoopi at Carnegie Hall (1996).

Photo Credit Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.


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