Mellen's solo show, entitled ringfinger, explores the timely issue of same-sex marriage and also features an array of pop, jazz, rock and Broadway tunes. Cabaretgoers can expect to hear such songs as "Be My Husband," "I Wanna Get Married," "Ringfinger," "Marry Me a Little," "I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman" and "Coin-operated Boy." Mellen will be backed by singers Lucy Sorenson and Leannis Maxwell. Show time is 9:15 PM. ringfinger features direction by DJ Salisbury and musical direction and arrangements by Douglas Maxwell. Additional material was penned by Jimmy Bennett.
Proceeds from ringfinger will benefit Marriage Equality New York, an organization dedicated to marriage equality for same-sex couples in New York state. Visit www.marriageequalityny.org for more information.
An Ohio native, Patrick Mellen is currently making his Broadway debut in Elton John's Lestat. He appeared in The Noble Fool at the Actors Theater of Louisville and was also part of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra's 2003 and 2004 national tours. Mellen is a graduate of Northwestern University and a co-founder of Raw Impressions.
The Triad is located in Manhattan at 158 West 72nd Street on the second floor. There is a $10 donation and a two-drink minimum; call (212) 479-7995 for reservations.