Agents, managers and casting directors do not have the reputation for being the most warm hearted individuals in the theatre community. The persons behind Labors of Love 2000, however, are out to prove that wrong by hosting two benefit performances Oct. 30 at Symphony Space for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and SHARE, Self- Help for Women with Breast and Ovarian Cancer.
Labors of Love is the brainchild of three agents - Carole J. Russo, H. Shep Pamplin and Barry Kolker. While on a talent search, the three starting talking about the old days when they were struggling as performers. Labors of Love was born from that discussion. Last year, the first for the group, benefitted BC/EFA, the Elizabeth Taylor Foundation and Gilda's Club, NY.
A night of musical parody and standards from Broadway's hit shows, Labors of Love features agents Michael Hartig, Kolker, Russo, Michael Kirsten, David L. Stevens and Pamplin, casting directors Leslie Collis, Charles Rosen, Valerie Adami, Sherri Hodes, Erika Thompson and Scott Sojcik; and managers Estelle Fusco, Linda Stopfer, Elaind Georgefoulides, Bob Luke and Susan Camposhiaro.
Tickets are $36. Symphony Space is located at 95th Street and Broadway. For reservations, call (212) 864-5400.
-- By Christine Ehren