SHOWSTOPPERS Mon. 10/25 for Gay Man's Health Chorus

A special "Broadway Fantasy Overture" will open the one-night only, all-star concert featuring numerous Tony Award winners and others in "SHOWSTOPPERS!" A Salute to The Best Of Broadway at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center (Broadway & 65th Street) this coming Monday, October 25th, 2004 at 8:00 p.m. Peter Bogyo is producing the musical presentation as a benefit for Gay Men's Health Crisis, a not-for-profit, volunteer-supported and community based organization committed to national leadership in the fight against AIDS. The benefit evening is directed by Wayne Cilento, with musical direction by Robert Billig. It is being written by William Baldwin Young, with David Gallo as set consultant; Martin Pakledinaz as costume consultant; lighting by Mike Baldassari and sound by Carl Casella. (all participants subject to change).

Songs from "La Cage Aux Folles," "Les Miserables," "Chicago," "Man of La Mancha," Little Shop of Horrors", "West Side Story," "Company," "March of the Falsettos," "A Chorus Line," "City of Angels," "Annie," "The Fantasticks" and others as well as a surprise or two and production numbers from "Aida" and "The Full Monty." The all star cast includes Stephen Bogardus, Liz Callaway, Deborah Cox, Melissa Errico, Randy Graff, Debbie Gravitte, Ellen Greene, George Hearn, Carol Lawrence, Priscilla Lopez, Andrea McArdle, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Robert Morse, Pamela Myers, Jerry Orbach, Christine Pedi, Alice Playten, Chita Rivera, Colm Wilkinson performing in this once-in-a-lifetime musical event.

Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) continues to serve thousands of men, women and children living with and affected by HIV. GMHC has been close to Broadway performers and the theatre community for numerous years. Part of this relationship is represented by the Jerry Herman Theater Desk, which provides GMHC clients with free theatre tickets each week.

The exceptional All-Star event will be an unforgettable evening of song and dance saluting the best of the Great White Way with great artists performing favorite show stopping numbers that will benefit an organization that is dedicated to fighting a disease that has cut short – and continues to impact – the lives of so many.

"SHOW STOPPERS!" A Salute to The Best Of Broadway tickets for the show only are still available at the Avery Fisher Hall box office $55, $75, $100, $150, $200 and through Center Charge at 212-721-6500 or Lincoln Center's website at www.lincolncenter.org

Also benefit tickets are available at $250, $500, $1,000. The $500 and $1,000 tickets also include the VIP post-concert reception to be held at Tavern On The Green. The Benefit tickets are available through GMHC at 212-367-1472 or on their website at www.gmhc.org Sponsors now include: Director's Circle – The Michael Palm Foundation; Conductor's Circle – Hal Luftig & Dr. Stewart Adelson; May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc.


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