Photo Coverage: Sting and THE LAST SHIP Cast Gets Soulful for Carols for a Cure!
The 2014 Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Volume 16 is on sale now! This 2-disc, annual CD of original and traditional holiday music features stars and casts from the current Broadway line-up, and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA), one of the nation's leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Volume 16 can be ordered for only $25 through BC/EFA at broadwaycares.org or by calling (212) 840-0770 x238 Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST. Volumes from previous seasons are available, too (check online or call for price).
BroadwayWorld is excited to continue our exclusive photo coverage of the recording sessions for this year's album with the cast of The Last Ship, who sing "Soul Cake." Check out photos of cast members Shawna M. Hamic, Dawn Cantwell, Leah Hocking, Sarah Hunt, Alyssa DiPalma, Rachel Tucker and more below!
As always, the CDs will be sold at participating Broadway and off-Broadway shows in New York during a six-week "Gypsy of the Year" fundraising period, which runs through December 7. Additionally, the CDs are available at select venues throughout the U.S., including The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC.
A highlight of Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Vol. 16 is Grammy-award winner Sting singing an original version of "Soul Cake" with the cast of "The Last Ship," and playing acoustic guitar accompanied by a full band. "The Last Ship" has an original score and lyrics by Sting and marks his debut as a Broadway composer. This year's CD also features the voices of Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller and the cast of "Beautiful - The Carole King Musical;" Tony winnerJefferson Mays and Bryce Pinkham with the cast from "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder;" Keke Palmer, Tony winner Judy Kaye and Sherri Shepherd with the cast of Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Cinderella;" Tony winnerJefferson Mays and Bryce Pinkham with the cast from "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder;" Carly HughesandKyle Dean Massey for "Pippin;" Ryan Shaw (Stevie Wonder) and cast members from "Motown: The Musical;" plusJason Tamand the cast of "If/Then;" and celebrity blogger and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS fan Perez HiltonsingingDavid Friedman's "My Simple Christmas Wish."
Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy
The Last Ship Sings Carols For A Cure
Lynn Pinto (Producer) and members of the cast and musicians of The Last Shp
The Last Ship Selfie Time!
Sonny Paladino (Musical Director) with the cast-Rachel Tucker, Sally Ann Triplett, Collin Kelly-Sordelet, Ethan Applegate, Dawn Cantwell, Jeremy Davis, Bradley Dean, Alyssa DiPalma, Colby Foytik, Shawna M. Hamic, Rich Herbert, Leah Hocking, Todd A. Horman, Sarah Hunt, Jamie Jackson, Johnny Newcomb, Matthew Stocke, Cullen R. Titmas and Jeremy Woodard
Pete Donovan (Bass)
Sonny Paladino (Piano)
Shelagh Abate (French Horn), Brad Mason (Trumpet/Fugel) and Michael Bescarino (Trombone)
Mick McAuley (Melodeon), Paul Woodiel (Fiddle) and Lisa Gutkin (Fiddle)
Chris Layer (Flute and Whistle)