Some of Broadway's biggest names have come together in the name of charity to record "Broadway Cares: Home for the Holidays." The album will include a collection of winter favorites and classics, with all proceeds going to benefit the Twin Towers Fund, the American Red Cross and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
Some highlights will include Liza Minnelli and Alan Cumming, both famed for their performances in Cabaret, singing "Baby It's Cold Outside," Tony Award-winner Christine Ebersole (42nd Street) singing "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and The Producers' Gary Beach and Roger Bart performing "Silver Bells."
Other performers like Audra McDonald, Victor Garber, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Adam Pascal, Jane Krakowski, Lillias White, Sherie Rene Scott, Andrea McArdle, Lea deLaria, Billy Porter, Anthony Rapp, Patrick Wilson, Sam Harris, Liz Callaway, Ann Hampton Callaway and Davis Gaines have also contributed to the roster of stars on the album.
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is the nation's leading industry-based, not-for-profit AIDS fundraising and grant making organization. It is constantly working to raise funds for their causes. For more information on BC/EFA, visit their website at www.BroadwayCares.org. "Broadway Cares: Home for the Holidays" is scheduled to be released Nov. 13.
— Steve Luber