11th Annual Living For Today Concert to Feature Neuwirth, Benton, Margherita, Wolfe, & More
The 11th annual Living for Today benefit concert, featuring a lineup of Broadway favorites who this year will be singing their favorite Kander and Ebb tunes, takes place October 1 at 7:00 PM at Joe's Pub.
Living for Today: And All That Jazz features Tony & Emmy award winner Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago, Sweet Charity), Tony nominee Denée Benton (Natasha Pierre), Oliver Award Winner Lesli Margherita (Matilda), Nick Rashad Burroughs (Kinky Boots, Something Rotten), Autumn Hurlbert (Something Rotten, Legally Blonde), Matthew Hydzik (The Cher Show, SideShow), DeQuina Moore (Little Shop of Horrors, Legally Blonde), Betsy Wolfe (Waitress, Falsettos) and more to be announced. Talent is subject to change based on availability.
The 2018 Gilana's Fund recipients will also be celebrated during the event. They are the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, ThinkGive, Active Minds, and the Garden State Mosaic.
Tickets are $15; $25; and $100 (VIP seats which includes an after-show champagne toast with the company) and are available at joespub.com.
David Alpert (Broadway's If/Then, A Trip to Bountiful, Artistic Director of Headline Programming at BroadwayCon) directs and produces the series that supports Gilana's Fund, which provides funding for educational programming "promoting acceptance and understanding of our communities, each other, and ourselves."
Living for Today was created by director-producer Alpert in 2008, a year after the passing of his sister Gilana Alpert at the age of 26. To date, Gilana's Fund has helped raised nearly $80,000, and benefited numerous non-profit organizations nationwide. Past participants include Idina Menzel, Vanessa Williams, Tituss Burgess, Candice Bergen, Jim Dale, Kate Mulgrew, Alice Ripley, LaChanze, Lena Hall, Stephen Spinella, Paige Davis, and many more.
"After ten incredible years of Living for Today, I'm excited to look forward to the next decade of this concert series. We're living in a world where the struggle for inclusion and acceptance is not close to being over, and it's my mission that the money raised from these concerts which benefit Gilana's Fund, continues to help those organizations on the front lines of this important battle. When we come together and focus on changing the world for the better, we're unstoppable."
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