Photo Flash: Alice Ripley, Alysha Umphress and More at Living For Today's MY FIRST TIME Benefit

By: Nov. 07, 2016

LIVING FOR TODAY presented a benefit concert entitled Living for Today: "My First Time" on Sunday, October 30 at Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette St). The concert was produced and directed by David Alpert (IF/THEN, The Trip to Bountiful, Artistic Director of Headline Programming at BroadwayCon) with music direction by Jason Wetzel (After Midnight). BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below!

This year's lineup included: Erin Davie (Grey Gardens, Side Show); Janine DiVita (Mystery of Edwin Drood, Grease), Carmen Ruby Floyd (After Midnight); Autumn Hurlbert (Legally Blonde); Amber Iman (Shuffle Along, Soul Doctor); Andy Kelso (Kinky Boots, Mamma Mia); Liz McCartney (South Pacific, Les Mis);Alice Ripley (Next to Normal, Side Show) James Snyder (If/Then, Cry-Baby, In Transit); Alysha Umphress (On the Town, American Idiot) The Doo Wop Project, and more. Ben Cameron (Wicked, Aida) hosts the event. The band includes Jason Wetzel, Gregg Monteith, and Danny Weller.

LIVING FOR TODAY raises money for Gilana's Fund, which provides funding for educational programming promoting acceptance and understanding of our communities, each other, and ourselves. The annual concert series, which serves as a platform to announce the annual recipients of Gilana's Fund, was created in 2008 just a year after the loss of Gilana Alpert at the age of 26, by her brother David, a director in NYC, and has helped raise nearly $50,000. Gilana's Fund has benefited over twenty deserving non-profit organizations nationwide.

Photo Credit: Aaron Lenhart Photography