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Photo Coverage: Brilliant Mistake: Broadway Sings Elvis Costello

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Broadway stars came out to honor Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy Award -winning singer/songwriter Elvis Costello in "BRILLIANT MISTAKE: Broadway Sings Elvis Costello," a one-night-only concert on Monday, October 31st at John Jay College's Gerald W. Lynch Theater in Manhattan.

Proceeds from the concert benefited Friends In Deed, the crisis center for people with HIV/AIDS, their families and friends. BRILLIANT MISTAKE -- which takes its name from the opening track of Costello's critically-acclaimed 1985 album "King of America" -- wass produced by Tony Award-winng producer Jeffrey Seller (AVENUE Q, RENT), and directed by Jason Eagan with musical direction and arrangements by Tom Kitt.

Fourteen years ago, Mike Nichols and Cynthia O'Neal founded Friends In Deed because of an urgent need. The twin epidemics of AIDS and cancer were raging, and doctors didn't have time for the emotional needs of their patients. Our premise is simple: no one should be ill without strong, loving, emotional and spiritual support. Today, Friends In Deed is a crisis center for anyone diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other life-threatening physical illnesses; the caregivers, family and friends of those who are ill; and those dealing with grief and bereavement. Among the free services offered are support groups, one-on-one crisis counseling, bodywork, nutritional counseling, and outreach services to clients who are homebound or hospitalized. Friends In Deed also runs life-saving HIV prevention workshops for at-risk teens in New York City Public School, having already reached over 75,000 students. http://www.friendsindeed.org

 


Eden Espinosa


Eden Espinosa joined by Marcy Harriel


and Gavin Creel for PEACE, LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING


Marcy Harriel


Gavin Creel


Marcy Harriel - RADIO RADIO


Billy Porter - SHE


Norbert Leo Butz - THE JUDGEMENT


Mario Cantone


Mario Cantone - MONKEY TO MAN


Molly Ringwald - I WANT TO VANISH


Kevin Cahoon - LIPSTICK VOGUE


Anthony Rapp - ALISON


Eden Espinosa and Matthew Morrison - ACCIDENTS WILL HAPPEN


Matthew Morrison


Eden Espinosa


Eden Espinosa


Justin Bond (I DON'T WANT TO GO TO) CHELSEA


Daphne Rubin Vega - EVERYDAY I WRITE THE BOOK


Daphne Rubin Vega


Raul Esparza - GOD GIVE ME STRENGTH


Raul Esparza - GOD GIVE ME STRENGTH


Patrick Wilson - INDOOR FIREWORKS


Nellie McKay - PARTY GIRL


Adam Pascal - BEYOND BELIEF


Sherie Rene Scott - SO LIKE CANDY


Sherie Rene Scott - SO LIKE CANDY


Gavin Creel and Norbert Leo Butz - VERONICA


Gavin Creel


Norbert Leo Butz


Gavin Creel and Norbert Leo Butz


The man of the hour - Elvis Costello


Elvis Costello


Elvis Costello


Elvis Costello


The night's cast joining Elvis on stage for the finale...










Mario Cantone


Joel Grey


Amanda Green and Gordon Greenberg


Prince Adam and Hefty Smurf


Tom Kitt and Rita Pietropinto-Kitt


Molly Ringwald


Marcy Harriell


Mike Nichols and Justin Bond


Daphne Rubin-Vega


Jesse Tyler Ferguson


Kevin Cahoon and Josh Marquette


Jeffrey Seller and Kevin McCollum


Lucian Piane and Jeff Marx


Raúl Esparza


Renee Rimland and Lisa Gavaletz


Mario Cantone and Jerry Dixon


Anthony Rapp


Patrick Wilson


Cy O'Neal and Elvis Costello


Staff of Friends In Deed: Michael Cohen, Robert McNamara, Cynthia Burke, Michele Esparza, Jon Read, and Cy O'Neal

 


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