Heather Headley Offers Broadway and R&B in Home Concert

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Broadway and pop star Heather Headley, best known to New York audiences for her Tony-winning work in Aida, returns to the New Amsterdam Theatre May 24 for a one-night-only concert event.
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The evening, a benefit for the Children and Family Initiative of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, will feature the singer-actress performing tunes from the worlds of Broadway and R&B. The 7 PM concert will also boast the talents of "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken, former Rent-er Adam Pascal and Side Show's Norm Lewis. Headley will also welcome the Broadway Inspirational Voices under the direction of Big River Tony nominee Michael McElroy. Headley and platinum recording artist Aiken are scheduled to duet on The Lion King anthem "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?" She and Lewis will offer Ragtime's "Sarah Brown Eyes," Pascal will join Headley for Aida's "Written in the Stars," and "Wade in the Water" will feature Headley, McElroy and the Broadway Inspirational Voices. Concertgoers can also expect to hear Aida's "Elaborate Lives," tunes from The Wiz and selections from the singer's solo CD.

Heather Headley earned a Tony Award for her performance in the title role of Disney's Aida. She has also appeared on Broadway as Nala in The Lion King, in the all-star benefit concert of Dreamgirls and the City Center Encores! production of Do Re Mi. Her debut R&B recording, "This Is Who I Am," was released last year on the RCA label. Headley was nominated for two Grammy Awards this past year, Best New Artist and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. For more information about the award-winning artist, go to www.heatherheadley.com.

The New Amsterdam Theatre is located at 214 West 42nd Street. Tickets, priced $50-$500, are available by calling (212) 840-0770. For more information visit www.broadwaycares.org.

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