Full Lineup Set for Help Is On The Way Today Gala at the Metropolitan Room, 5/17
Help Is On The Way Today is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 2005 by MAC AWARD winning producer, Joseph Macchia, to assist children and youth living with HIV and AIDS.
The full lineup of incredibly talented performers has been confirmed, all of whom are donating their performances to this very worthy cause: Host Tom Gamblin; performers Gretchen Reinhagen, Tracy Stark, Lennie Watts, Kim Grogg, Susan Winter, Barbara Malley, Anthony Santelmo, Jr., Marina Colonna, Beau Howard, Skie Ocasio, Marla Green, Jim Brochu, Sue Matsuki, Liz McKendry, Karen Mason, Stacy Sullivan, Samara Ehrlich, Lindsey Holloway, and Fran Leonardis. Duet Performers are: Lisa Ellex and Christina Aranda. The pre-show auction will be hosted by the hilarious Jay Rogers & Aaron Morishita.This year Help Is On The Way Today will honor superb actress/singer Anita Gillette with The Ruth Kurtzman Lifetime Achievement Award. Performers Gary Lizardo and Ricky Ritzel will each receive a Spirit Award, designated for individuals who have shown unusual support of the charity throughout the previous year. Anita Gillette, Gary Lizardo and Ricky Ritzel will also perform on May 17th. Tickets to the Gala are available for $125.00 at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1382660 or by calling 718-672-6714. The ticket includes a cocktail hour, a delicious buffet dinner, unlimited beer, wine, soda and the special Gala cocktail, the fabulous show with New York's finest Broadway and Cabaret talent, the auction and a gift bag.
Doors open at 5PM, and after mingling and conversation, buffet dinner will be served at 6:00 PM. At 7:30 the live auction begins, with the show and awards presentations beginning at 8:00 PM.
For more information about Help Is On The Way Today or to inquire about sponsorship or donations, visit the website at www.helpisonthewaytoday.org.