WONDERLAND's Kate Shindle and NEWSIES' Ben Fankhauser Join Lineup for St. Jude Benefit at Joe's Pub, 8/26


Wonderland's Kate Shindle and Newsies' Ben Fankhauser are among the latest performers to join tonight's August 26th St. Jude Benefit Concert at Joe's Pub.

Newly added to the 7PM concert are Shindle (Wonderland, Legally Blonde), Fankhauser (Newsies) as well as Steel Burkhardt (Hair), Josh Franklin (Ghost, Anything Goes), Corinne Melancon (Mamma Mia) and Christina Sajous (Spider-Man, American Idiot).

The concert is a benefit for St. Jude Children Research Hospital, who have completely changed how the world treats children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases through their research. At St. Jude's, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay. You can learn more at www.stjude.com.

Drew Overcash hosts the evening which will feature new music and arrangements, as well as fan favorites, from composers such as Joey Contreras, Bobby Cronin, Drew Gasparini, Derek Gregor and Sam Carner, Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk, Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich, Blake Pfeil, Georgia Stitt and Overcash.

Previously announced to perform are Tony Nominee Patina Miller (Sister Act), Rebecca Faulkenberry (Spider-Man, Rock of Ages), Jason Gotay (Bring It On), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Catch Me If You Can, 35MM), Kara Lindsay (Newsies), Taylor Louderman (Bring It On), Zak Resnick (Mamma Mia!), Ali Stroker ("The Glee Project") and Jennifer Hope Wills (Phantom) with Kelsey Burd, BranDon Chandler, Alex Goley (The Berenstein Bears LIVE!), Kiley McDonald, Blake Pfeil, Marissa Rosen (My Big Gay Italian Wedding), Amanda Savan and Katherine Wright.

"St. Jude's is not just a hospital children go to who are sick, but a place that comes to families in times of need no matter their given circumstances," said Drew Overcash. "As a member of a St. Jude family, the time, energy and boundless love they share with those they work with is incredible."

Joe' Pub is located at 425 Lafayette Street. Tickets for the event at $25, which are currently on sale at www.joespub.com. You can learn more about the event at www.drewovercash.com/st- jude-2.

Photo Credit: Monica Simoes

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