Created and hosted by Mamma Mia! cast member Gerard Salvador and MAC Award winner Amy Wolk, Friends with Benefits gathers young talent from Broadway and the cabaret scene for various concerts throughout the year to raise funding for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Show time is 9:30 PM.
In addition to Strallen and Burkhardt, the concert features Mat Gibson (Gypsy), Tracy McDowell (Rent), Adam Kantor (Rent), Jennifer DiNoia (Wicked), Frankie James Grande (Mamma Mia!), Lori Hammel (Mamma Mia!), Robert Pendilla (Wicked), Carrie Cimma (Sweeney Todd tour) and MAC, Nightlife and Bistro Award winner Lennie Watts.
MAC Award winner Steven Ray Watkins serves as musical director.
The Metropolitan Room is located in Manhattan at 34 West 22nd Street. There is a $20 cover charge and a two-drink minimum; call (212) 206-0440 for reservations.
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is the nation's largest industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organization. Since its founding in 1988 the organization has distributed over $150 million for services for people with AIDS, HIV or HIV-related illnesses. For more information call (212) 840-0770 or visit www.bcefa.org.