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Yeston, D'Abruzzo, Diamond, Etc. Set for Oct. Bway Tribute

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As part of the "50 Plus: Forever Young" Expo, presented on Sunday, October 22nd at the Marriott Marquis Hotel (1535 Broadway at 45th St.) from noon to 6 PM, radio host Elliott Forrest will interview a number of Broadway luminaries for "A Tribute to the Great White Way," which will take place from approximately 4:15 to 5:30 PM.

Forrest, a host on 96.3 WQXR, will chat with composer Maury Yeston (Nine, Titanic, Phantom), Don Frantz (Associate Producer of The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast), actress Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Avenue Q, I Love You Because), playwright Arthur Kopit (Nine, Wings, Phantom), Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of the League of American Theatres and Producers, and BroadwayWorld's own founder and editor-in-chief Robert Diamond.

Forrest is the recipient of broadcasting's highest honor, the George Foster Peabody Award and two New York State Broadcasting Awards.  He can now be heard on 96.3 fm WQXR (1994 & 2003-2005) in New York and on WQXR.com, the classical radio station in New York City owned by The New York Times. He is heard nationally as the radio host of the syndicated concerts from The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The Seattle Symphony and The Jerusalem Symphony.  He hosted the national radio broadcast "Bring Back the Music," a benefit concert for Katrina victims live from Lincoln Center. It featured The New York Philharmonic, Audra McDonald, Wynton Marsalis and Randy Newman, and in 1995, co-hosted the nationally syndicated talk show, "The Late Late Radio Show with Tom Snyder and Elliott Forrest," for the CBS Network Radio. The show featured hundreds of one-on-one celebrity interviews.

The Expo will also include many other The Expo will also feature "Feinstein's at the Regency's World of New York Cabaret," hosted by WQXR's Midge Woolsey and featuring some of New York's brighest cabaret talents, as well as "An Exploration of Piano Literature," hosted by WQXR's David Dubal and including performances from Julliard students.

There will also be events on Financial and Real Estate Planning, Career and Life Planning, as well as free lung health screenings, the latest information on osteoporosis and cancer, The Benefits of Pet Therapy, Horticulture, and more.  Free gifts and samples will be handed out.

Tickets for the Expo are $10.  For more information, please call 212-631-7547, 856-779-3338, or e-mail 50plusexpo@comcast.net.  Visit www.fiftyplusexpo.net for more information.


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