Lauren Testerman and Tim Realbuto to Present Benefit Concert BREATHE

By: Mar. 22, 2017
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Performer Lauren Testerman (Love Quirks; Off-Broadway's The Black Book) and performer/composer Tim Realbuto (Ghostlight the musical; Off-Broadway's YES) will co-direct and star in a benefit concert entitled BREATHE: AN EVENING OF LIFE, LOVE AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN on April 4th at 9:00 PM at the Triad Theatre in New York City. They will be joined on stage by some of NYC's best talent, including stars from television and the Broadway stage.

Here's how the show is billed: "In 2016, NYC actor Lauren Testerman's life was turned upside down when she found out that her mother Robin was diagnosed with advanced small cell lung cancer. Even during long trips back & forth from NYC to Dutchess County to attend her mother's chemotherapy treatments, Lauren has continued to perform & remain as positive as she possibly can. So, for one evening only, Lauren & her friend, performer/composer Tim Realbuto, will join together to celebrate life & beating the odds. They'll be joined by incredible NY performers who've devoted their time and talents to sing about life, love and everything in between. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to Robin Testerman's growing medical bills. The evening is co-directed and co-conceived by Testerman and Realbuto. Musical direction will be provided by Julianne B. Merrill (Allegro)."

Joining Ms. Testerman and Mr. Realbuto on stage for this one night only event will be the star of Broadway's Kinky Boots Jeanna de Waal (MCC's Carrie; National Tour of Wicked), as well as "Top Five" star Laurissa Romain (South Pacific on Broadway), "American Idol's" Eric Anthony Lopez (25th Anniversary revival of Crazy For You at Lincoln Center), MJ Rodriguez (Showtime's "Nurse Jackie"; Off-Broadway's Rent; Runaways at NY City Center), 2015 Jimmy Award winner Marla Louissaint (God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater; Caroline, or Change), Kimberly Faye Greenberg (Off-Broadway's One Night With Fanny Brice), Brian Childers (Off-Broadway's Danny and Sylvia), Noah Zachary (Off-Broadway's Dear Edwina; I Am Anne Hutchinson/I Am Harvey Milk), and Matthew Martin (co-writer of Ghostlight the musical)

The cast will also include Grace Field (After We're Gone), Kevin Riddagh (Gaybraham Lincoln: The Musical), Emily Esposito (National Tour of Fame the musical), Teresa Hui (Candide at Lincoln Center), Eddie Egan (The Radio City Christmas Spectacular), Katie Mack (Avarice), Grace Bennett (Dooples the musical), Michael Nash (The Curious Savage), Patrick Doss (Can't Hardly Wait: The Musical), Erin Leddy (Ghostlight the musical), Adena Walker (The Baker's Wife at Gallery Players), Billy Shaw (Sweeney Todd at Barrington Stage Company), and Johnny Stewart (Curtains at The Arvada Center).

More Broadway and screen stars will be announced in the coming days.

To purchase tickets, which start at just $10, please visit

The Triad is located at 158 West 72nd Street. The show begins at 9:00 PM. Please arrive early to participate in some exciting raffles, including autographed Broadway merchandise and an overnight hotel stay. 100% of the proceeds are going directly to Robin Testerman's medical bills.