SPARKLE: AN ALL-STAR HOLIDAY CONCERT Returns in December to Benefit Actors Fund; The Skivvies, Matt Doyle, and More to Appear
Haul out the holly and put up the tree because the annual star-studded holiday event SPARKLE: An All-Star Holiday Concert returns to New York City on Sunday, December 2, 2018 for its 7th consecutive year, once again benefiting the programs and services of The Actors Fund. This one-night-only extravaganza, produced and hosted by TV personality Scott Nevins (Bravo's "The People's Couch"), will take place at The Cutting Room (44 East 32nd Street, New York, NY) at 7:30 pm, featuring another high-wattage, star power cast filled with some of today's hottest performers from the worlds of Broadway, television, film and the music industry. Seating is very limited for this exclusive event and tickets will sell out quickly.
The all-star cast includes Tony Award Nominee Max von Essen (An American in Paris, Anastasia), Tony Award winner Daisy Eagan (The Secret Garden, HBO's "Girls," first national tour of The Humans), one of the stars of CBS' hit show "Madam Secretary" and the Jersey Boys film Erich Bergen (Waitress), from season 13 of NBC's "The Voice," Chris Weaver, critically acclaimed musical comedy duo The Skivvies, Tony Award nominee Sharon McNight (Starmites), celebrity vocal impressionist and YouTube sensation Christina Bianco ("The Ellen Degeneres Show," Forbidden Broadway), Nick Adams (Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, Wicked, A Chorus Line), Matt Doyle (The Book of Mormon, Sweeney Todd), Kevin Smith Kirkwood (Kinky Boots, Classic Whitney: Alive!), Marty Thomas (Wicked, Xanadu), Erin Quill (Avenue Q original Broadway company), recording artist Shayna Steele, surprise guest stars and more! Brian Nash serves as Music Director and Arranger. *Cast is subject to change without notice.
"It's always so thrilling for me to put together another group of incredibly talented friends to help get everyone into the spirit of the season while we raise money for this amazing organization that has done so much for so many within our own community," said Nevins. "I love that Sparkle has become a holiday tradition for so many in the New York area, and that each year the show just gets bigger and better!"
General Admission Tickets for the show are $65; Premium Tickets (which include premium VIP seating and name recognition in the program) are $90; GOLD tables (for 6 people) are available for $1,000 (which include a pre-show meet & greet, name recognition from the stage as well as in the program, and the best seats in the house at your own private table); Bar Area tickets are available for $30.
Doors open at 6:30pm. There is a $20 minimum per person as a full dinner and bar menu will be available at the show. To purchase tickets or to get more information about the evening, please visit www.purplepass.com/SparkleNYC
SPARKLE: AN ALL-STAR HOLIDAY CONCERT began when TV personality and host Scott Nevins had the desire to present a "small holiday concert" in Palm Springs, CA to help raise funds for a worthy organization. The event was an instant hit, quickly moving to a much larger venue, and earning 4 consecutive sold-out years as the holiday musical event of the season in the desert. Nevins then expanded on the idea by producing very successful all-star versions of the show in New York City and Los Angeles, both benefiting the programs and services of The Actors Fund. Sparkle has featured a remarkable cast of the industry's most legendary and iconic performers like Carol Channing, Harvey Fierstein, Mitzi Gaynor, Florence Henderson, Richard Kind, Lorna Luft, Loni Anderson, Richard Simmons (in his last public appearance), and Jo Ann Worley, along with some of today's biggest and brightest from TV, Theatre and Film such as Tony Award winners Billy Porter, Melba Moore and Lillias White, Emmy Award nominee Tituss Burgess, Tony Award nominees Andrew Rannells, Stephanie J. Block, Robin De Jesus, Norm Lewis, Max von Essen, Constantine Maroulis and Bobby Steggert, Emmy Award winner & recording artist Liz Callaway plus Bobbie Eakes, Lea Thompson, Nick Adams, Erich Bergen, Emerson Collins, Wilson Cruz, Ilene Graff, Blake McIver, Anthony Rapp, Jai Rodriguez, columnist & TV personality Perez Hilton, and many more!
THE ACTORS FUND is a national human services organization that fosters stability and resiliency, and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan. Through offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Fund serves everyone in film, theater, television, music, opera, radio and dance with programs including social services and emergency financial assistance, health care and insurance counseling, housing, and secondary employment and training services. Visit actorsfund.org.
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