Kickin' It to Raise Ovarian Cancer Awareness On 10/13 With Nixon, Lewis, 'Hair' and More
On Monday, October 13th at 7pm, some of Broadway's best dancers and performers will join together for KICKIN' IT: Broadway Gives Back at The Ailey Citigroup Theater (405 W 55th St @ 9th Ave). The concert is in honor of Ovarian Cancer Awareness.Directed and choreographed by Lorin Latarro, KICKIN' IT will feature appearances and performances by Cynthia Nixon, Karen Ziemba, Norm Lewis, Richard Blake, Elizabeth Parkinson, Noah Racey, Megan Sikora, and Jared Grimes, along with Hair's Ato Blankson-Wood, Lauren Elder, Allison Guinn, Andrew Kober, Nicole Lewis, John Moauro, Megan Reinking, Paris Remillard, Kacie Sheik and Tomar Wilson.Joining them will be Aaron Ramey, Ashley Tuttle, Austin Eyer, Barrett Martin, Brian Letendre, Callie Carter, Carlos Lopez, Caroline Doherty, Christopher Spaulding, David Eggers, Deone Zanotta, Erin Davie, Francesca Harper, James Harkness, James Kinney, James T. Lane, Jeffrey Shecter, Jennifer Frankel, JoAnn M. Hunter, Joshua Henry, Julie Tolivar, Katherine Tokarz, Lynann Escatel, Mark Stuart Eckstein, Marty Lawson, Melissa Lone, Melissa Swender, Michael Balderrama, Michael Jagger, Miguel Angel Falcon, Ronnie Todoroski, Simone De La Rue, Tony Falcon and Trey Gillen. All tickets are $40. Tickets are available through SmartTix (where donations can also be made) at https://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showCode=KIC0. Please be aware that tickets may be purchased at the door, but by cash or check ONLY.There will also be a Live Raffle Auction including art, fashion and spa services and a sailing charter for up to 6 people.The concert and auction are a benefit for Natasha "Nabba" Steinhagen. In a statement, director/choreographer Lorin Latarro said "I have worked with Nabba in four of the Broadway shows I have been lucky enough to be a part of. She's been a staple in the Broadway community for many years, making sure we look beautiful when we go out on that stage- she is considered one of the best in the biz. We always talk about our sense of family in show business, so when sickness strikes one of our own, it affects our whole 'family'. I wanted to have a night to help her, not only financially, but also by turning the spotlight on her, since for so long it was she making sure we looked good for our spotlight. So here it is: KICKIN' IT- a night of singing and dancing for one of our own, in her honor, to show her how much we stand by our idea of community and sense of family. Please join us in kicking up your legs and help Nabba kick ovarian cancer so we can have her back where she belongs." Lorin Latarro (Director/Choreographer) has performed in ten Broadway shows. Lorin choreographed Live From Lincoln Center's Hansel and Gretel. She has co-written and choreographed four Opening Numbers for Gypsy of the Year and Easter Bonnet Broadway Competitions . Lorin also choreographed for The David Letterman Show, a national Twix Commercial, Advil Commercial and Assistant choreographed NBC's Clash of the Choirs and You're The One That I Want. Lorin choreographed How To Succeed… at White Plains Peforming Arts, Pajama Game, Damn Yankees, The Magic Flute and Love of Three Oranges for the Juilliard Opera Company, Heroes- Broadway Bares, and BMW's X5 unveiling in Japan, Austria, and Detroit. As Associate Choreographer: All Singin' All Dancin' at Town Hall, MOMIX, West Side Story at San Jose Music Theater, Where's Charlie, Party Come Here at Williamstown, John Kander Tribute at Westport Playhouse, and Ballet Hispanico. Performing credits include Brenda in Movin' Out,Cassie, Sheila, Diana u/s in Chorus Line, Curtains, Nadjira in Apple Tree, Spamalot,Fermina in Man of La Mancha, Kiss Me Kate, Wonderful Town, Fosse, Swing! Encore's Tree Grows in Brooklyn plus Martha Graham Co.and MOMIX. Lorin holds a BFA from The Juilliard School.
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