The Oct. 25 concert at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall will include performers re-creating some of their greatest stage work. Those recently added to the stellar list of participants include Baby's Liz Callaway, Tony Award winner Debbie Gravitte, theatre veteran George S. Irving, original Company star Pamela Myers, stage and screen star Jerry Orbach, Forbidden Broadway alum Christine Pedi, Falsettos' Michael Rupert and original Jean Valjean, Colm Wilkinson.
These actors join the previously announced Melissa Errico, now on Broadway in Dracula; Tony Award-winning City of Angels star Randy Graff; current Wicked Wizard George Hearn; original West Side Story singer-actress Carol Lawrence; the first Annie, Andrea McArdle; Tony-winning Purlie star Melba Moore; two-time Tony Award winner Robert (How to Succeed, Tru) Morse; Falsettos' Stephen Bogardus; and the star of the original staging and subsequent film of Little Shop of Horrors, Ellen Greene.
The evening, according to a GMHC spokesperson, will include solos, duets and group numbers. Peter Bogyo is producing Showstoppers, which boasts direction by Broadway veteran Graciela Daniele and musical direction by Robert Billig.
Tickets for the concert only are available through Century Charge, (212) 721-6500. Benefit level tickets, which begin at $250, are available by e mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (212) 367-1472. Tickets priced $500 and up will include a post-concert reception at Tavern on the Green.
Avery Fisher Hall is located at the northern end of the Lincoln Center Plaza, at the corner of Columbus Avenue and 65th Street. GMHC is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to reduce the spread of HIV disease and help those infected with the virus. Learn more about the organization by visiting www.gmhc.org.