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Michael Cerveris, Vincent Rodriguez III to Headline 'BROADWAY'S BABIES' Benefit Concert

Join some of Broadway and TV's finest on Monday, May 15th at 8pm at (le) Poisson Rouge for the return of Broadway's Babies, a new concert series created to help raise awareness and money for the children of the Shanti Bhavan Children's Project, Nkosi's Haven, and WIN (Women in Need).

Produced by Kate Pfaffl (War Horse) and Ben Houghton (American Ballet Theater), with special guest host Natalie Joy Johnson (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde).

Broadway's Babies Benefit Concert will feature:

Two-time Tony winner Michael Cerveris - (Fun Home, Assassins)
Vincent Rodriguez III - (TV - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
Cast members of Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, nominated for 12 TONY awards: Mary Page Nance, Heath Saunders, Pearl Rhein, Billy Joe Kiessling, Cathryn Wake, Or Matias, Courtney Bassett
Omar Lopez Ceparo - (On Your Feet, American Idiot)
Lauren Nicole Chapman - (Kinky Boots)
Anna Eilinsfeld - (American Psycho, Wicked)
Vishal Vaidya - (Groundhog Day)
Aneesh Sheth - (Twelfth Night, Southern Comfort)
Rachel Zatcoff - (Phantom of the Opera)
Joshua Kobak - (American Idiot, Tarzan)
Mia Gentile - (Kinky Boots)
Skie Ocasio - (Bombay Dreams, South Pacific)

Rounding out the cast are Leigh Emery, Marla Louissaint, JaLeesa Beavers, Cassandra & Ben Nemser, Michael Osso and Thomas Dieter. Jon Epcar on drums (Spiderman), Lee Nadel on bass (Waitress), and Oscar Albis Rodriguez on guitar (A Great Big World).

When we often feel powerless about how we can lend a helping hand to a world in need, Kate Pfaffl and Ben Houghton have created an avenue for New Yorkers and Broadway performers to help those who need it most, by simply doing what they do best: singing their hearts out on stage.

Pfaffl and Houghton joined forces in Tamil Nadu, India as teaching artists through ASTEP (Artists Striving to End Poverty, and returned to NYC to create the Broadway Babies: Singing for the Children of the World concert series. Since then the money raised from their past two concerts has allowed them to send four music teachers to Shanti Bhavan Children's Project, with a fifth teacher arriving this summer. The upcoming concert on May 15th, features a bigger cast, bigger venue and bigger goals to help fund their projects in development for underprivileged children in South Africa and right here at home in NYC.

Help make a difference in the world. Give these beautiful children the tools they need to break the cycle of poverty as you watch Broadway stars share their voices and hearts to shine brightly in their honor.

Get your tickets today! The concert is set for Monday, May 15th at (le) Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012) - 8pm (doors at 7pm). $20 standing room, $30 tables, $50 VIP. Call (212) 505-3474, go to 501auctions.com/broadwaysbabies, or visit www.broadwaysbabies.com for more information.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride



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