Bacharach To The Future premier perf to benefit C/EFA, at New World Stages
POZ Magazine, the premier lifestyle, treatment and advocacy magazine for people living withï¿½and those affected by ï¿½ HIV and AIDS, will present the premier performance of Bacharach To The Future to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
The one night only event will be held on World AIDS Day, 1 Dec 2008, at New World Stages / Stage 3.
Bacharach To The Future will "honor composer and long time advocate for the fights against HIV/AIDS, Burt Bacharach. The evening will feature some of Broadwayï¿½sperformers singing classics from the Bacharach songbook including the 1985 recording of 'Thatï¿½s What Friends Are For' which benefitted The Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR). The 1 Dec 2008 marks the 40th anniversary of 'Promises, Promises,' Bacharachï¿½s award-winning Broadway musical."
Performers scheduled to appear include: Katie Adams (Wicked), BethAnn Bonner (One Life to Live), Kerry Butler (Hairspray, Xanadu), Liz Callaway (Miss Saigon), Gerard Canonico (Spring Awakening), Franc Dï¿½Ambrosio (Phantom of the Opera), Ted Detwiler (Sordid Lives), Kevin Earley (A Tale of Two Cities, Les Miserables), Natalie Hiatt (Leading Ladies) Christian Hoff (Pal Joey, Jersey Boys), Lauren Kennedy (Vanities, Spamalot), Ilene Kristen (Grease, Ryanï¿½s Hope, One Life to Live), Sherri Lewis (Divas Simply Singing), Jill Oï¿½Hara (Hair, George M! Promises, Promises), Billy Porter (Angels in America, Jesus Christ Superstar), Linda Purl (Tom Sawyer), Julie Reiber (Wicked, Rent), Tony Roberts (Promises, Promises, Xanadu, Victor/Victoria) Michael Rupert (Sweet Charity), Kevin Spirtas (The Boy from Oz), Matt Walton (Hair, Burn After Reading), and Pearce Wegener (Gypsy).
Bacharach To The Future launches a partnership between POZ and BC/EFA. It continues a solid history of POZ fund-raising for AIDS Walk these last two years. Bacharach To The Future is POZï¿½s tribute to the industry that has been in the forefront in helping to fight this disease.
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nationï¿½s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grants making organization. By drawing upon the talents, resources and generosity of the American theatre community, BC/EFA raises funds for AIDS-related causes and other critical illnesses across the United States. Since its founding in 1988, BC/EFA has raised over $140 million dollars for critically needed services for people with AIDS and other serious illnesses. BC/EFA is the major supporter of seven programs at The Actorsï¿½ Fund - including The AIDS Initiative, The Phyllis Newman Womenï¿½s Health Initiative, The Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic at The Aurora in NYC, The Dancersï¿½ Resource and two supportive housing residences. BC/EFA also awards grants to over 400 AIDS and family service organizations yearly. For more information: www.broadwaycares.org.
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