Heredia, Cruz, Hidalgo and More to Join Rivera for Latin Rhythms

News   Heredia, Cruz, Hidalgo and More to Join Rivera for Latin Rhythms More performers have joined the line-up for the upcoming Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS benefit An Evening of Latin Rhythms.
Wilson Jermaine Heredia
Wilson Jermaine Heredia Photo by Aubrey Reuben

The Nov. 20 performance — where Latin music and Broadway will unite — will be held at B.B. King Blues Club and Grill. As previously announced, Tony Award winner Chita Rivera and Oscar nominee Rosie Perez are scheduled to perform accompanied by a live Latin band. Newcomers to the one-night-only event include Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Allen Hidalgo, Wilson Cruz, Justina Machado, John Herrera, Natalie Toro, Saundra Santiago, Nilo Cruz, Doreen Montalvo and Tony Chiroldes as well as legendary Latin Ballroom stars Augie and Margo.

Grammy Award winner Ray Santos will orchestrate and conduct the evening's music. Richard Amaro will direct and choreograph the performance, which will "re-create a night at the historical Palladium during its heyday in the 1950s."

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is the nation's largest industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organization. Since its founding in 1988 the organization has distributed over $100 million for services for people with AIDS, HIV or HIV-related illnesses. For more information call (212) 840-0770.

B.B. King Blues Club & Grill is located in Manhattan at 237 West 42nd Street. Tickets, priced $50-$500, are available by visiting www.bcefa.org.

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