Mandy Gonzalez Boards Next Month's BROADWAY LOVE Benefit
Stars from Wicked, Xanadu, In the Heights, RENT, Rock of Ages and More unite for charity!
Mandy Gonzalez (In the Heights, Wicked) and Michael Cusumano (An American in Paris, Chicago) join Kerry Butler (Catch Me If You Can, Xanadu, Hairspray), Christine Pedi (Chicago, Newsical), James Carpinello (Rock of Ages, Saturday Night Fever), Telly Leung (Godspell, Rent, Glee), Constantine Maroulis (Rock of Ages, Jekyll & Hyde), Anastacia McCleskey (Violet, Book of Mormon, Priscilla), Kate Loprest (First Date, Wonderland), Clarke Thorell (Annie, Hairspray) and more announced along the way will perform at a special benefit concert to help raise money for HT Musical Theatre, a performing arts group at High Tech High School, as students in the Musical Theatre program have been selected to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland this summer of 2015 through AHSTF (American High School Theatre Festival).
25 Students have to fundraise upwards of about $150,000 for the trip to cover all expenses to the Fringe. With limited help, they are on their own and are looking towards the community and Broadway fans for their help.
Winner of various awards including Rising Stars at Papermill Playhouse and Metro North Cappies, HT Musical Theatre is celebrating 15 years of award winning theatre, bringing quality high school theatre to its community as they intend to bring their spring production of 'A Chorus Line' to the Edinburgh Fringe this summer Aug 1-14, 2015.
Broadway stars will be performing some signature songs and songs of love just in time for Valentine's Day in their intimate 140 seat Black Box Theatre with a live band.
The performance will take place on MONDAY, February 2nd, 2015 at 7PM at High Tech High School: 8511 Tonnelle Ave (Rt. 1/9), North Bergen NJ 07047. (Just 20 minutes outside of NYC). Contact: 201-662-6800 xt. 8241. Tickets are $50 and available at www.SHOWTIX4U.com under 'HT Musical Theatre Broadway Love'. Donations can be made to HT Musical Theatre directly to the school or by visiting www.GoFundMe.com/elcavc.