Davis Gaines, Los Angeles and Broadway's longest- running Phantom of the Opera, continues to be in demand for concert, theatrical and benefit performances. Here are some of the dates on his immediate schedule:
*A.B.C.--Adler, Bock & Coleman, the tribute to Richard Adler, Jerry Bock and Cy Coleman taking place Feb. 26-28 at Luckman Theatre, Cal State L.A. The 15th annual STAGE (Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event) will benefit the Jeffrey Goodman Special Care Clinics and other HIV/AIDS services at the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center. Call (323) 993-7411 or visit the STAGE website at stagela.com.
*REPRISE! Broadway's Best in Concert's production of Sondheim's Sweeney Todd--The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at the Ahmanson Theatre Mar. 12-14. Gaines will be featured in a cast that includes Neil Patrick Harris, Ken Howard, Kelsey Grammar and Christine Baranski, among others. Call Ticketmaster at (213) 365-3500 or (714) 740- 7878.
*Gaines will also appear in one-man concerts at three different southland venues in the months to come: On Apr. 9 he will sing at the Carpenter Theatre, Cal State University Long Beach, call (562) 985-7000; on Apr. 10 at Annenberg Theatre, Palm Springs, call (760) 325-4490; and on May 6-8 at the Orange County Performance Arts Center in Costa Mesa, call (714) 740-7878.
-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent