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Vega,Espinosa, Cahoon, Spanger & More Sing at 8/27 Benefit

Members of the cast of Broadway's Rent, The Wedding Singer, Avenue Q, Wicked, Tarzan and Jersey Boys will be appearing in Songs for Soraya, a special benefit concert for 9 year-old Soroya Jackson.

Soyara is the niece of current Rent cast member Luther Creek. She has been bravely battling a pediatric brain tumor for the last year. Songs for Soroya is being presented to raise much-needed funds for the family's mounting medical bills, to support Luther and to celebrate Soraya's life.

Currently scheduled to appear in the concert evening on August 27th at 8PM are Daphne Rubin Vega (RENT), Eden Espinosa (Wicked), Kevin Cahoon (The Wedding Singer), Chester Gregory (Tarzan), Amy Spanger (The Wedding Singer), Jenna Leigh Green (Wicked), Donnie Kehr (Jersey Boys), Christian Anderson (Avenue Q), John Eric Parker (All Shook Up), Julie Danao Salkin (Lennon), Darius de Haas (The Man in My Head), Matt Caplan (RENT), Gerry McIntire (The Audience), The Broadway Boys and current RENT cast members, Antonique Smith, Justin Johnston, Christopher Hanke, Haven Burton, Destan Owens, Crystal Monee Hall, Marcus Paul James and Luther Creek. The event is being presented by Jared Rubenstein, with direction by Schele Williams, and music direction from Jim Abbott.

Tickets are available at the door only and will be priced at $25, cash only. The event takes place Monday, August 27th at 8pm in New York City's Cutting Room, 19 West 24th Street. The evening will feature songs as well as raffles and auctions to raise money for Soraya's family. For more information, visit www.myspace.com/songsforsoraya.



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