~ HONORING THE TYLER CLEMENTI FOUNDATION
& AIDS PIONEER AND ACTIVIST RUTH COKER BURKS ~
Hosted by the fabulous
(Olivier Award Winner, Broadway’s Matilda the Musical & Dames at Sea)
(Lifestyle Writer, Advocate & Entrepreneur)
On Monday, June 20, 2016, non for profit BROADWAY SINGS FOR PRIDE will premiere their 6th anniversary benefit concert in New York City at the JCC Manhattan! This milestone event will be filled with singing (from pop to Broadway), stories, special celebrity guests and more! The show will honor the Tyler Clementi Foundation and AIDS pioneer and activist Ruth Coker Burks. Broadway Sings for Pride, is a multiple award-wining is a non-for-profit organization that brings together Broadway talent, activists and celebrities to educate the public, raise awareness of the needs of LGBTQ youth, and support these young people so that they may reach their full potential.
The one-night-only benefit event, entitled “Ovation”, will feature the best performers in the realm of film, television and theater!
The 8 PM event at the JCC Manhattan (334 Amsterdam Avenue at West 76th Street) will be hosted by the fabulous LESLI MARGHERITA (Olivier Award Winner, Broadway’s Matilda the Musical & Dames at Sea) & TOMMY DIDARIO (Lifestyle Writer, Advocate & Entrepreneur) and feature prominent guest speakers and artists including: BEBE NEUWIRTH (Emmy and 2 time Tony award winner, Madam Secretary), SUZE ORMAN (television host, internationally acclaimed personal finance expert), HENRY KRIEGER (Grammy-award winning composer, Tony and Academy Award nominee, Dreamgirls), PATRICIA VELASQUEZ (First Latina Supermodel, Showtimes The L Word, Social Entrepreneur of Wayuu Taya), BROCK CIARLELLI (ABC’s The Middle), KIMBERLEY LOCKE (Pop Star, American Idol, Television host), NATHAN LEE GRAHAM (Zoolander, Broadway’s Priscilla, Queen of the Desert), CHRISTIANE NOLL (Tony nominee, Broadway’s Ragtime & Jekyll & Hyde), FRENCHIE DAVIS (Broadway’s Rent, American Idol, The Voice), JASON STUART (The Birth of a Nation, FOX’s Sleepy Hollow), MIA GENTILE (Broadway’s Kinky Boots), DANIEL QUADRINO (Broadway’s Newsies & Wicked), CORY WADE (America’s Next Top Model), DANTE MELUCCI (Broadway’s School of Rock), BEN ESTUS (The Book of Mormon on Broadway), EDEN ESPINOSA (Broadway’s Wicked and Rent), A.J. SHIVELY (Drama Desk Award Nominee, Bright Star, La Cage aux Folles 2010 Revival), DALTON MALDONADO (“Person of the Year” by Outsports, Openly Gay Athlete), N’KENGE (Original Broadway Casts of Motown the Musical, Sondheim on Sondheim), REBECCA LARKIN (Broadway: Lincoln Center’s South Pacific and Avenue Q), CODY SCOTT LANCASTER (Broadway’s Rock of Ages), NASIA THOMAS (Beautiful:The Carole King Musical Broadway), KEALA SETTLE (Side Show, Les Mis and Waitress), AVERY D. WILSON (Mister United States 2016), ADAM B. SHAPIRO (HBO Film’s The Normal Heart, Netflix Master of None), VALERIE SMALDONE (5-time Billboard Magazine Award-winner, Radio personality), ERIC ANTHONY LOPEZ (Phantom of the Opera UK), JAVIER IGNACIO (Side Show Revival), DANIEL DROMM (New York City Council Member & LGBT Caucus Member), JEFFREY MARSH (Social Media Personality, MTV, Logo), RACHEL LORIN (star of Oxygen Network’s The Next Big Thing, Recording Artist), RICHIE ABANES (Dreamgirls, Original Broadway Cast), ROMAN YOUNG (Wilhelmina Models), TODD BUONOPANE (Broadway: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, 2007 Grease Revival, Chicago), AMAKER SMITH (Broadway’s Priscilla Queen of the Desert), JOHN PAUL ALMON (Side Show, Original Broadway Production), LINDSAY LAVIN (Broadway Sings TV, Seth Rudetsky’s Broadway), BRIAN CRAFT (Off Broadway’s Let My People Come), ANGELO RIOS (Jesus Christ Superstar National Tour), BRIDGETTE ANGELIQUE (Singer), BRANDON GARR (Fashion/Wardrobe Stylist), JAKE TYLER MARKS (Wagner College Main Stage’s Cats), DALTON JOSEPH PRIMEAUX (Writer and Blogger), ENISA (Wilhelmina Model & Singer), TYM MOSS (Girl, A Lopsided Tree Won’t Ruin Christmas), LINDSAY CHERIN (NJ Idol), TREVOR BRAUN (Disney’s The Little Mermaid on Broadway), NICOLE TILLMAN (Rent West Coast Regional Premier), OUR YOUTH (LGBT Non for Profit), & TADA! YOUTH THEATER.
CHARLES SANTORO will serve as the musical director, arranger and pianist. He will be joined by RICK MERINO on guitar, JOE MANKIN on bass guitar and JOHN FERRARI on percussion. NEAL BENNINGTON and ROBERT MIELE will produce the event. Portions of the event and travel sponsored by: SAGO HOTEL, TAGLIALATELLA GALLERIES, FUN HOME ON BROADWAY, INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS & WINES OF MOUNT KISCO, RAYNBOW AFFAIR MAGAZINE, BE MIXED, & DEEP EDDY VODKA.
Launched in June 2011, Broadway Sings for Pride grew out of the tragic suicides within the gay community, and we have received support from Neil Patrick Harris, Channing Tatum, Carol Channing, Bryan Cranston, Kathy Griffin, LeAnn Rimes, Bernadette Peters, Nathan Lane, Joy Behar, Wendy Williams and many others. They stage concerts and events that bring to light the challenges faced in the LGBT community, using the funds raised from these programs to aid LGBTQ youth and their families either directly or through supporting like-minded service organizations. They have been honored by Wagner College (Citizen Alum Award 2015 Honoree), Long Island Gay and Lesbian Film Festival’s 2015 Non-Profit Organization All-Star Award, Tyler Clementi Foundation’s The Upstander Legacy Honoree Host Committee Member, and a four-time nominee for “Most Valuable Campaign” & “Most Valuable Organizer” from the New Organizing Institute.
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OVATION will begin at 8:00PM at the JCC Manhattan (334 Amsterdam Avenue at West 76th Street).
For tickets, reservations and information, please visit: http://www.bwaysingsovation.brownpapertickets.com or http://www.BroadwaySingsforPride.com
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NEW YORK CITY GAY PRIDE 2015 CHARITY EVENT!
BROADWAY SINGS FOR PRIDE is back with an all new charity event for NEW YORK CITY GAY PRIDE 2014!
Broadway Sings for Pride will celebrate NYC Gay Pride by holding with their fourth annual Gay Pride benefit concert with over 15 Broadway shows represented and countless artists! The special one-night benefit entitled “ANTHEM” will feature songs that embody gay perseverance marked by an array of musical performers from the world of Broadway, pop and beyond! Audiences will join the celebration by hearing some of their favorite New York performers take on pop hits, mashups, and Broadway classics. The charity event will be held at Toshi’s Living Room & Penthouse, the best live music bar NYC and best rooftop bar NYC, at West 26th Street, between Broadway & 6th Ave on Monday, June 30, 2014 at 8pm. The event will benefit Hetrick-Martin Institute and Broadway Sings for Pride. Broadway Sings will also team up with Broadway Serves (http://www.broadwayserves.org) to promote their inspirational volunteer initiatives.
Guest speakers and artists scheduled to appear include: Gail Marquis (Silver Medal Olympian, New York City Basketball Hall of Fame inductee), Leeds Hill (Cabaret 2014 Revival), Chondra Profit (Disney’s The Lion King on Broadway), Marisha Wallace (Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway), Rebecca Larkin (Broadway’s South Pacific & Avenue Q), Ben Cameron (Broadway’s Wicked & Aida) Heather Parcells (Broadway’s A Chorus Line Revival, Wonderland), Jessica McRoberts(Broadway’s Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, Maury Yeston’s Nine), MJ Rodriguez (Rent at New World Stages, 2011 Clive Barnes Award Winner), Kyle Motsinger (Off Broadway’s Fancy Nancy The Musical), Brian Craft (Off Broadway’s Let My People Come), Noreen Crayton (Rent: National Tour, Award-winning Gospel Artist), Megan Elyse Fulmer (Shrek The Musical: National Tour), Elissa Goldstein (NBC Universal’s An Affirmative Act, Disney’s National Tour of Grease On Ice), Athena Reich (Award-winning host, Recording Artist), Rachel Lorin (star of Oxygen Network’s The Next Big Thing, Recording Artist). Michael O’Connor (Fashion and jewelry expert, Reelz Channel, MovieStyle), Lindsay Lavin (Broadway Sings TV, Seth Rudetsky’s Broadway), Adam Shapiro (HBO Film’s The Normal Heart), Valerie Smaldone (5-time Billboard Magazine Award-winner, WOR Radio), Louise Stewart (Mary Poppins National Tour), Jennifer Fouché (Sistas the Musical), Tym Moss (Girl, A Lopsided Tree Won’t Ruin Christmas).
Neal Bennington of www.NealB.tv will produce the event in association with Artists Proof Productions and Dougie Meyer. Charles Santoro (Off Broadway’s Silence! The Musical) also will serve as the musical director/arranger and pianist. He will be joined by David Cinquegrana on guitar, Joe Mankin on bass guitar, Michael Pagnotta on woodwinds, and John Ferrari on percussion.
Broadway Sings For Pride is a non-for-profit organization which brings together Broadway talent and celebrities to promote LGBT equality through song. Launched in June 2011, we have received support from from Carol Channing, Channing Tatum, Nathan Lane, Joy Behar, Wendy Williams and many others! Broadway Sings for Pride is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a nonprofit arts service organization. Go online at: www.BroadwaySingsforPride.com or on Facebook: Broadway SingsFor Pride.
Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI) is the nation’s oldest and largest LGBTQ youth service organization, providing academic enrichment & job readiness programming, health & wellness services, arts & culture programming, hot meals and clean clothes. HMI provides a safe space where LGBTQ youth can express themselves, interact with a community of their peers and access resources to help them achieve their full potential. HMI serves more than 2,500 young people annually from more than 350 zip codes.
Toshi’s Living Room & Penthouse, the best live music bar NYC and best rooftop bar NYC, is located at West 26th Street, between Broadway & 6th Ave.
For tickets, reservations and information, please visit: www.BroadwaySingsforPride.com or call: (917) 432-8810.
More information can also be found at www.BroadwaySingsforPride.com or on Facebook: Broadway SingsFor Pride.