The evening of disco-inspired Broadway show tunes will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
The concert at the 1,400 seat venue will feature the talents of the previously announced Stanley Bahorek (Spelling Bee), Kirsten Bracken (Hairspray), Heather Parcells (A Chorus Line), Louise Stewart (Hedwig and The Angry Inch), Patina Renea-Miller (Hair) and Rodney Hicks (Rent).
Newcomers to the evening include Josh Rouah (Grease), Justin Keyes (The Apple Tree) and Gerard Salvador (Mamma Mia!). The Studio 54-themed evening will also boast 12 back-up dancers and a seven-member orchestra.
Attendees can expect to hear such tunes as Two Gentlemen of Verona's "Love's Revenge," Purlie's "I Got Love," The Magic Show's "West End Avenue," Dreamgirls' "One Night Only," Gentlemen Prefer Blondes' "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend," The Wiz's "Don't Nobody Bring Me No Bad News" and The Rocky Horror Picture Show's "Hot Patootie (Bless My Soul)," among others.
Marc Eardley, producing artistic director of 3STC, said in a statement, "We're thrilled so many talented people are taking time out of their schedules to rock out in Jersey for us. We want as many people to come see this as possible and not be afraid to cross the Hudson. It's a great theatre, a great show with great people and it's only a 10 minute PATH ride. We think people are going to be shocked and pleasantly surprised when they see what we've cooked up. Some surprise songs that no-one will be expecting with big flashy production numbers, what more could you ask for?" The Loews Jersey Theatre is located at 54 Journal Square in Jersey City, NJ. For tickets, priced $20, visit www.3stc.com and click the One Night Only link or call (917) 628-0363.