Cabaret’s Cumming to Host Like, A Totally Funny ... Whatever

News   Cabaret’s Cumming to Host Like, A Totally Funny ... Whatever Tony Award winner Alan Cumming will host a star-studded variety event May 4.

Entitled Like, A Totally Funny . . . Whatever, the one-night-only benefit for The Trevor Project will be held at New York’s Zipper Theater. Performances will be offered by comedian Kate Clinton, Vagina Monologues’s playwright Eve Ensler, former Hollywood Square and composer Judy Gold as well as additional celebrities soon to be announced. The Trevor Project is a non-profit organization that promotes tolerance for gay youth. The Trevor Helpline — (866) 4-U-TREVOR — was launched in 1998 to offer round-the-clock help for gay and questioning youth. For more information about the project, visit www.thetrevorproject.org.

A Tony Award winner for his portrayal of the Emcee in the Broadway revival of Cabaret, Alan Cumming was recently back on the New York stage in the Art Party's mounting of Elle. The Scottish-born thespian has also appeared in such films as "Eyes Wide Shut," "Circle of Friends," Lion King director Julie Taymor's feature-film debut "Titus," "Spy Kids" and "The Anniversary Party" — which he co-wrote, co directed and co-starred with Cabaret co-star Jennifer Jason Leigh. Cumming also appeared in the recent film "Nicholas Nickleby," and his debut book, "Tommy's Tale," is now in stores.

Tickets for the May 4 benefit are available by calling (212) 947-7000 or (310) 203-0073 or by logging on to www.thetrevorproject.org. The Zipper Theater is located in Manhattan at 336 West 37th Street.