Full Cast Announced for Burgess, Lazar, Dacal-LedTo LIVING FOR TODAY Benefit at Joe's Pub, 10/17


The complete cast has been announced for the fourth annual concert series of LIVING FOR TODAY, with musical direction by Nate Patten, and direction by David Alpert. LIVING FOR TODAY will play a one-night-only engagement at the newly renovated Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003) on October 17, 2011 at 7:00PM.

The fourth annual LIVING FOR TODAY concert, showcases Broadway stars in an exciting night of music. This year's concert, titled FIRST NAME BASIS, will feature your favorite showtunes, but only those with a first name in the title. With a live band, over 20 performers, and all proceeds going to a great fund, this is an evening not to be missed!

The Gilana Shira Alpert Fund was created in November 2007 as a memorial to Gilana Alpert. Gilana was an incredible woman, very passionate about the causes in which she believed, and a friend to all. Due to a reaction to prescription medications she passed away at the young age of 26. The fund has already raised over $20,000 and is designed to continue the work that Gilana was not able to finish herself. Those causes include Holocaust awareness, theatre education and outreach, human equality advocacy, and sex education. At this year's concert, the first four grants will be announced.

Production features a talented cast and ensemble including Tony© Award Winners, Nominees, and several Broadway favorites: Tituss Burgess ("30 Rock," Jersey Boys, Little Mermaid), Celina Carvajal (Toxic Avenger, Cats, 42nd Street), Allison Case (Hair, Mamma Mia), Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Tony-nominee of Avenue Q, "Scrubs"), Janet Dacal (In the Heights, Wonderland), Madeleine Doherty (The Producers, Sister Act), Daniel Everidge (Grease), Autumn Hurlbert (Legally Blonde), Aaron Lazar (Little Night Music, Les Miz, Light in the Piazza), Darren Ritchie (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Wonderland), Steve Rosen (Spamalot, Guys & Dolls), Tory Ross (Cry-baby, 9 to 5), Jessica Rush (Gypsy, Jersey Boys), Jason Michael Snow (Book of Mormon, South Pacific), Lucia Spina (Spelling Bee, Les Miz, Legally Blonde), Stephen Spinella (Two-time Tony award winner of Angels in America, Spring Awakening, "Milk"), Stephanie Umoh (Ragtime), Max von Essen (Les Miz, Xanadu), Jim Walton (Merrily We Roll Along, Company, And the World Goes Round), Correy West (South Pacific), Amos Wolff (Follies), and a world premiere video by Randy Rainbow ("Best Week Ever," YouTube Sensation).<

Ensemble is compromised of Jeffrey Paul Baker, Brynn Curry, Jana DeBusk, Justin Goodemoot, Killian Patton, and Cassandra Sandberg.

The show will be hosted by Chris Blisset.  Tickets are $20 and are available by calling JOE'S PUB at 212.967.7555 or visiting joespub.com

For more information, visit www.gilanasfund.com

Photo Credit: Linda Lenzi