It's the First Time for Cavenaugh, Testa and Tartaglia at Feb. 26 Benefit

News   It's the First Time for Cavenaugh, Testa and Tartaglia at Feb. 26 Benefit
My First Time, a benefit concert for Quality Services for the Autistic Community, will be held Feb. 26 at New World Stages.
Matthew Cavenaugh
Matthew Cavenaugh Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Directed by Igor Goldin, the 7 PM performance will feature the talents of Hunter Bell, Matthew Cavenaugh, Anita Gillette, Terri Klausner, Garrett Long, Mary Testa, John Tartaglia, Susan Blackwell, Heath Calvert, Rick Crom, Jeffry Denman, Ed Dixon, Hunter Foster, Stephanie Kurtzuba, Megan Reinking and Asa Somers. David Andrews Rogers is the musical director for the evening, which will be opened by CW 11 News at 10 anchor Jim Watkins. Students from Center Stage Players in Westport, CT, will close the evening with Rent's "Seasons of Love."

The concert, according to press notes, will feature a variety of "first-hand stories and songs from the performers' own 'first' experiences, such as the first show they were in, their first professional stage success or the first show or star that inspired them to follow their hearts to Broadway."

Tickets, priced $25, $45 and $65, can be purchased by calling Quality Services for the Autistic Community at (212) 244-5560, ext. 2035. New World Stages is located in Manhattan at 340 West 50th Street.

For more information about the organization visit

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