Titled Showstoppers: A Salute to the Best of Broadway, the evening will include performers re-creating some of their greatest stage work. Although the list is still in formation, those currently scheduled to appear include 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; A Chorus Line Tony winner Priscilla Lopez; 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. Although no songs have been officially announced, Playbill On Line has learned that Greene will perform Little Shop's "Somewhere That's Green" at the 8 PM concert at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall.
Peter Bogyo is producing the Showstoppers evening, which boasts direction by Broadway veteran Graciela Daniele and musical direction by Robert Billig.
Tickets for the concert only will go on sale to the general public Aug. 16 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.