Broadway to Lend Voices to Free Original LGBT Expo This Weekend
Cast members from The Book of Mormon, Disney's The Lion King, Jersey Boys, and more will perform at the Original LGBT Expo, the largest and longest-running LGBT convention in the world this weekend at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City.
The event is free of charge. Performers will be representing the award-winning non-for-profit charity Broadway Sings for Pride.
Scheduled to sing on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 2:15-2:45p will be:
• JR Bruno (Broadway's West Side Story Revival, The Book of Mormon 1st & 2nd National Tours)
• Phindile Mkhize (Disney's The Lion King Gazelle Tour, Vegas, Spain, Brazil, Hong Kong)
• Russell Fischer (Jersey Boys on Broadway, Big: The Musical National Tour, The Doo Wop Project)
Sunday, September 10, 2017, 3:15-4:00p:
• Adam B. Shapiro (HBO Film's The Normal Heart, The Mysteries of Laura (NBC), Off-Broadway's Bastard Jones, The Mikado)
• Phindile Mkhize (The Lion King Gazelle Tour, Vegas, Spain, Brazil, Hong Kong)
• Adrienne Fishe (Rent National Tour, Rent 10th Anniversary World Tour)
• ERIC Anthony Lopez (American Idol, Phantom of the Opera UK, Crazy For You at Lincoln Center)
In an effort to be fully inclusive, Life Out Loud Events, producers of the LGBT Expo have taken yet another step forward. For the first time in its storied history, the LGBT Expo will be 100 percent free to attend. For more information, visit thelgbtexpo.com.
The weekend will feature over 300 exhibiting companies this Saturday and Sunday (many LGBT owned and operated), seminars, films, live entertainment and more.
ABOUT BROADWAY SINGS FOR PRIDE:
- We have raised thousands for the LGBT community. Our past shows have benefited: The Tyler Clementi Institute, The Hetrick-Martin Institute, The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of New York City.
- Honors: Wagner College Citizen Alum Award Honoree, Long Island Gay and Lesbian Film Festival's Non-Profit Organization All-Star Award, Tyler Clementi Foundation's The Upstander Legacy Honoree Host Committee Member, and a four-time nominee for "Most Valuable Campaign" & "Most Valuable Organizer" from the New Organizing Institute.
- We have performed at: Mets Citi Field Pride, NYC Pride Events, Couture Fashion Week, Staten Island Yankees Richmond County Bank Ballpark, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Splash Club, Bamboo 52, TADA! Youth Theater, The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of New York City, The TownHouse Bar of New York, & Barry's Bootcamp, etc.
- Worked with over 200 Broadway/Theater performers.
-Launched in June 2011, we have received support from Angela Lansbury, Andy Cohen, Kristin Chenoweth, Carol Channing, Channing Tatum, Neil Patrick Harris, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Bryan Cranston, Tim Gunn, Andy Cohen, Kathy Griffin, Bernadette Peters, Nathan Lane, Joy Behar, Wendy Williams and many others.