Prom Songs Benefit Features Frechette, Burke & Others, Sept. 26

Prom Songs, the second annual "renegade benefit" for The Harvey Milk High School & The Hetrick-Martin Institute, will take place Monday, September 26 at 9:00 PM at Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette Street).

This event will feature performances by the best of New York's music, theater and arts worlds, including writer and performer Mike Albo (the novel Hornito: My Lie-Life, performances such as My Price Point), Marylouise Burke (Inherit the Wind, Kimberly Akimbo), singer Daniel Cartier, singer David Clement, singer/songwriter Julian Fleisher, Kenny Mellman (Kiki and Herb) with Rob Bailey, singer David Driver (People Are Wrong!, Rent), Bridget Everett (At Least It's Pink, a workshop with Mellman), Erin Hall, Chris Wells and more.

The Hosts of Prom Songs are actor Peter Frechette (B'way – upcoming The Odd Couple, Film – Grease 2, Profiler), director Moises Kaufman (B'way – I Am My Own Wife, Off B'way – The Laramie Project), producer/writer Jeffrey LaHoste (Off-B'way – The Laramie Project, Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde), director David Warren (Off-B'way – Matt & Ben, Drumstruck) and Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Doug Wright (B'way – I Am My Own Wife, Off-B'way – Quills (also screenplay) and upcoming Grey Gardens at The Public).

The Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI), Home of The Harvey Milk High School, "believes all young people, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, deserve a safe and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential. HMI creates this environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth between the ages of 12 and 21 and their families. In addition, through a comprehensive package of direct services and referrals, HMI seeks to foster healthy youth development. HMI's staff promotes excellence in the delivery of youth services and uses its expertise to create innovative programs that other organizations may use as models," according to a press article.

Tickets for Prom Songs are $25 and can be purchased through or by calling (212) 239-6200. For more information visit

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