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Photo Coverage: 'Chaperone' & Starbucks Spread Holiday Cheer

On Thursday, November 9th at 10:30 AM, Starbucks and the cast of The Drowsy Chaperone woke up Times Square with 8,000 acts of holiday cheer.  Tony Award-winner Beth Leavel and the cast of the five-time Tony Award-winning musical gave a performance outside the Marriott Marquis Hotel benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids.

In addition, Starbucks Coffee launched its season of spreading holiday cheer with a not-so-random act of kindness in the shape of a $10,000 donation to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. 

Thousands of New Yorkers were able to wake up to a flurry of fun as they commute through Times Square and receive random "acts of cheer," including bags of complimentary Starbucks® Christmas Blend coffee, Peppermint Chapstick, Metro cards, Starbucks Cards loaded with $5, and other goodies. They were also able to get their first taste of Starbucks delicious holiday beverages. 

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Drowsy Chaperone cast members treat Times Square  to a holiday carol outside the Marriot Marquis Theatre

Jennifer Smith and Linda Griffin

Garth Kravits and Troy Britton Johnson

Tom Viola of BC/EFA, flanked by Dan Lewis (Starbucks New York Metro Marketing Manager) and Suzanne DeChant (Starbucks Northeast Marketing Director) receives a check for $10,000 from Starbucks

Tom Viola thanks Starbucks for their donation

Tom Viola

Beth Leavel

Beth Leavel

Beth Leavel

Beth Leavel performs "As We Stumble Along"

Beth Leavel

Beth Leavel takes a bow

The Starbucks "elves" delivering goodies to passers-by

Garth Kravits, Jennifer Smith, Beth Leavel, Linda Griffin and Troy Britton Johnson

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