The Nov. 17 benefit concert for Miracle House will feature new songs by some of the theatre and cabaret world's most exciting composers performed by equally stellar artists. Those scheduled to perform include the aforementioned D'Abruzzo, Korey and Mason as well as Manna Allen, Tom Andersen, Terry Burrell, George Dvorsky, Maree Johnson, Jeffrey Khaner, Eddie Korbich, Heather MacRae, Phillip Officer and Colleen Whelihan. Among the contributing composers and lyricists are Leslie Becker, Patrick Dwyer, David Friedman (who will also perform), Zina Goldrich and Marcy Heisler, Sean Hartley and Jihwan Kim, Ron Kaehler, David Krane, Brian Lasser, Bruce MacRae, Ben Moore, Robert Lindsey Nassif, Michael Ogborn and Richard Pearson Thomas.
John Znidarsic directs and hosts the event, which is scheduled for 7:30 PM at the new Manhattan nightclub Branch. Cocktails — beginning at 6 PM — will precede the concert, which is being produced by Stephen Alfiere. Hairspray Tony winners Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman are the evening's honorary committee hosts.
Tickets for the evening range from $40-$1,000 and are available by calling (212) 989-7790, ext. 12 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Branch is located in New York City at 226 East 54th Street.
Miracle House provides affordable housing and support services to the visiting families and friends of people living with AIDS or cancer. Visit www.miraclehouse.org for more information.