"Broadway Boys" Will Reinvent Show Tunes and More in a Concert for a Good Cause

News   "Broadway Boys" Will Reinvent Show Tunes and More in a Concert for a Good Cause The next ArtCents Benefit Concert presented by ASTEP (Artists Striving To End Poverty) will feature The Broadway Boys May 21 at the Triad in Manhattan.

"The Broadway Boys" is "a collection of some of the hottest male voices currently working on the New York stage," according to ASTEP. "Through their dynamic vocal prowess and redefining arrangements, The Broadway Boys add elements of pop, funk, gospel, jazz and folk to show tunes and classic pop songs."

The group is comprised of Danny Calvert (Altar Boyz), Steve Morgan (Mamma Mia!), Maurice Murphy (…Spelling Bee), Jesse Nager (Mary Poppins), Peter Matthew Smith (Hairspray) and Daniel Torres (The Pirate Queen).

Past ASTEP concerts at the Triad at 158 W. 72nd Street have featured songs by emerging theatre and pop songwriters.

The concert begins at 7 PM and admission is your spare change — "by the jar, by the bag, as much as you can scrape together."

There is also a two-drink minimum. Reservations can be made by calling (212) 706-1516 or by sending an email to tickets@createsomethinggood.org. All proceeds from the concert benefit ASTEP. Visit www.createsomethinggood.org to learn more.

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Artists Striving To End Poverty (ASTEP) is a non-profit organization which mobilizes artists to create positive change for young people in need worldwide. It hosts arts programming in which teaching artists immerse themselves in communities in need, interacting with and teaching kids in workshop, class, performance or field trip scenarios. Youth are educated on issues ranging from self-empowerment and racism to AIDS awareness.

Currently ASTEP artists from the dance, drama and music worlds serve as teachers, mentors, and arts advocates to children in Port Elizabeth, South Africa; Homestead, FL; Southern India, and the hospitals of New York City.

According to ASTEP, "Children who experience ASTEP's programming are empowered with creativity, knowledge, and a stronger sense of self-esteem, factors which help them break the cycle of poverty in their communities and in their own lives. At a time when funding for the arts in public schools is nearly extinct, ASTEP provides essential nourishment for young minds through song, dance, drama and the visual arts."

ArtCents was founded "in an effort to create more substantial community awareness, artistic involvement, and fundraising for ASTEP."

The ASTEP board of directors is comprised of Mary-Mitchell Campbell (founder/chair), Michelle Miller (vice-chair), Mark Canavera (treasurer), Jessica Walling Stokes (secretary), Kristin Chenoweth, Gavin Creel, John Doyle, Raul Esparza, Deb Lapidus, Anne L. Nathan, Queen Nworisara-Quinn, Timothy Thomas, Pascal Van Kipnis and Susan Vargo.