Comedy Is Best Medicine as St. Vincent's Players Presents Lend Me a Tenor, a Benefit in NYC, March 4-6

News   Comedy Is Best Medicine as St. Vincent's Players Presents Lend Me a Tenor, a Benefit in NYC, March 4-6 St. Vincent's Players, the Manhattan not-for-profit organization that offers medical personnel the chance to strut their stuff on stage — all for a good cause — will present Ken Ludwig's comedy, Lend Me a Tenor, March 4-6.

Lend Me a Tenor is being directed by Eric Armstrong, with set design by Robert Werst, costumes by Michelle Garesche, lighting by Andrew Zebroski. Stage manager is Uriah Leddy.

The cast includes Franklin Armas, Patrick Barnes, Ellen Bullinger, Jonathan B. Cogswell, Britany A. Duffy, Ellen Mitchell, R.N., Jayne Rivas, M.D. and Vincent M. Scarpinato, M.D.

The production will raise money for the Pediatric & Adolescent HIV Program of St. Vincent's Hospital in Greenwich Village.

St. Vincent's Players was founded by surgeon Vincent M. Scarpinato, M.D. and internist Jacqueline C. Perez, D.O. of St. Vincent's Hospital, Manhattan. It is comprised of doctors, nurses and hospital staff whose mission is to provide quality entertainment in an effort to raise money for worthy charities. Previous beneficiaries include Homes for the Homeless, Comic Relief, the SRO/Community Medicine Program and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Lend Me A Tenor was produced in London by Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Company, and was nominated for the Olivier Award for Best Play. It opened on Broadway in March 1989 staring Victor Garber, Philip Bosco and Tovah Feldshuh and was nominated for seven Tony Awards, including Best Play. In addition to winning two Tony Awards, it received four Drama Desk Awards, and three Outer Critics Circle Awards. It has had a rich international life in stock, regional and amateur theatres. Performances play 8 PM March 4-6 and 2 PM March 6 at the Women's Project, 424 W. 55th Street between Ninth and Tenth Avenue. Tickets are $30 orchestra and $25 mezzanine. For information, call (212) 367-1SVP, or visit stvincentsplayers.com.

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All proceeds for these benefit performances will be donated to the St. Vincent’s Hospital Pediatric & Adolescent HIV Program. For further information, contact svplayers3@aol.com.