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Laura Benanti, Judy Kaye, Donna Murphy & More Set for NOTHING LIKE A DAME Book Launch on 1/27

Laura Benanti, Judy Kaye, Donna Murphy & More Set for NOTHING LIKE A DAME Book Launch on 1/27

The book launch for Nothing Like a Dame: Conversations with the Great Women of Musical Theater, a new book by Eddie Shapiro featuring interviews with 20 female musical theatre stars, will take place January 27, 2014 from 6-8 pm at the headquarters of Oxford University Press at 198 Madison Avenue.

The launch is a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and will include hors d'oeuvres, wine, champagne and a chance to meet some of the dames of Dames including Laura Benanti, Judy Kaye, Debra Monk, Donna McKechnie, Donna Murphy, Leslie Uggams, Lillias White and Karen Ziemba (special guests subject to change.)

Tickets are $50. Each ticket holder will receive a complimentary copy of Nothing Like a Dame. A strictly limited number of $150 VIP tickets are also available and include a photo with the author and the dames in attendance. Tickets are on sale now at broadwaycares.org/dame.

In Nothing Like a Dame, to be released on February 7, Shapiro opens a jewelry box full of glittering surprises, through in-depth conversations with Elaine Stritch, Carol Channing, Chita Rivera, Donna McKechnie, Angela Lansbury, Leslie Uggams, Judy Kaye, Betty Buckley, Patti LuPone, Bebe Neuwirth, Donna Murphy, Lillias White, Karen Ziemba, Debra Monk, Victoria Clark, Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, Idina Menzel, Sutton Foster and Laura Benanti. The Foreword is by Elaine Paige. The women discuss their careers, offer insights into iconic shows, changes on Broadway over the last century, as well as both the art and thrill of taking the stage night after night.

Laura Benanti, Judy Kaye, Donna Murphy & More Set for NOTHING LIKE A DAME Book Launch on 1/27
Photo Credit: Michael Paternostro

Eddie Shapiro is a freelance writer and theater journalist whose work has appeared in Out Magazine, Instinct, In Theater and Backstage West. He is the co-author of Queens in the Kingdom: The Ultimate Gay and Lesbian Guide to the Disney Theme Parks and The Actor's Encyclopedia of Casting Directors.

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation's leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources and generosity of the American theatre community, since 1988 BC/EFA has raised more than $250 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.

Broadway Cares awards annual grants to more than 450 AIDS and family service organizations nationwide and is the major supporter of the social service programs at The Actors Fund, including the HIV/AIDS Initiative, the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative and the Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic.

For more information, please visit Broadway Cares online at broadwaycares.org, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/BCEFA, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/BCEFA, watch us on YouTube at youtube.com/BCEFAtv, pin us on Pinterest at pinterest.com/BCEFA and tag us on Instagram at instagram.com/BCEFA.

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