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Sierra Boggess, Lindsay Mendez, Among Stars to Perform at ASTEP Gala

Sierra Boggess, Lindsay Mendez, Among Stars to Perform at ASTEP Gala

Artists Striving to End Poverty is celebrating its Tenth Annual New York City Christmas: A Concert to Benefit ASTEP, taking place on Monday, December 10 at 7:00 PM at Joe's Pub at The Public in New York City. A special auction through Charitybuzz will feature exclusive experiences from Hamilton, Mean Girls, My Fair Lady & Wicked in addition to The Prom, Come From Away, King Kong, and many more!

What better way to get into the holiday spirit than an evening featuring Broadway's most sought-after talent singing new and classic holiday songs...with a twist! Along with your seasonal favorites, expect fresh, original approaches - pop, soul, R&B, rock and more - many of them captured on the Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight album "New York City Christmas," available for purchase at the concert.

To mark this special ten year anniversary, a newly recorded single "All I Want For Christmas Is You" performed by Telly Leung (Aladdin, In Transit, Allegiance), has been added to the album, which joins added singles "I Got All I Need (This Christmas)" an original song written by Lynne Shankel and Jon Hartmere sung by Lindsay Mendez and Derek Klena and a hip-hop version of "'Twas The Night Before Christmas" (music by Shankel) sung by Aurelia Williams (Once On This Island, In Transit), Kenita Miller (Once On This Island) and Kay Trinidad (Little Mermaid) based on the traditional poem. All added singles were recorded on Yellow Sound Label.

Conceived and produced by Drama Desk-nominated orchestrator Lynne Shankel (Allegiance, Cry-Baby, Altar Boyz), the concert will again boast an incredible line-up of artists, including Sierra Boggess (Little Mermaid, Phantom of the Opera, School of Rock), Gerard Canonico (Be More Chill, Groundhog Day), Becca Gottlieb (Nicholas Nickleby, Grand Theft), Chester Gregory (Motown, Sister Act, Dreamgirls, Hairspray), David Josefsberg (The Prom, The Wedding Singer), Derek Klena (Anastasia, Wicked), Melody Madarasz (Mad Libs Live, The Little Mermaid (tour)), Lauren Marcus (Be More Chill, The Jonathan Larson Project), Lindsay Mendez (Carousel, Wicked, Godspell, Everyday Rapture ), Eric William Morris (King Kong, Corum Boy), Alyse Alan Louis (Amelie, Disaster!, A New Brain (CityCenter)), Shea Renee (Allegiance), Marissa Rosen (Bedbugs, My Big Gay Italian Wedding), recording artist Anya Singleton, and (Sally Wilfert (Assassins, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer).

Also appearing will be musicians Shankel (Piano), Joe Mowatt (Drums), Randy Landau (Bass), Peter Calo (Guitar), Eric Davis (Guitar), Summer Boggess (Cello), Max Mosten (Violin), Colin Brigstocke (Trumpet), Harry Hassell (Saxophone) & Scott Kreitzer (Saxophone)

This Performance is SOLD OUT (tickets were sold for $100.00/$125.00 each for premium seats, $75.00 each for general seating). ALL proceeds from tickets to the show and album sales go to supporting ASTEP's mission to connect performing and visual artists with youth from underserved communities in the U.S. and around the world to awaken their imaginations, foster critical thinking, and help them break the cycle of poverty. A special auction will also be featured during the concert, featuring sought-after items such as:

  • 2 VIP Tickets to see HAMILTON on Friday, January 18th, accompanied by an Exclusive Backstage Tour
  • 2 VIP Tickets to WICKED on Broadway with Exclusive Backstage Tour with Jessica Vosk
  • 2 VIP Tickets to MY FAIR LADY on Broadway, with a backstage meet & greet with Laura Benanti (limited time)
  • 2 VIP Tickets to a performance of THE PROM, with Exclusive Backstage Tour with Mary-Mitchell Campbell


Should tickets become available, they are available for purchase online through the Joe's Pub website or at the box office at The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street.

For more information about ASTEP visit or e-mail Katherine Nolan Brown at

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / WM Photos

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