A benefit for the A-T Children's Project, the evening is scheduled to feature performances by In the Heights' Mandy Gonzalez; comedian David Birnbaum; singer/actors Leo Ash Evens, Mark Fisher and Devin Ilaw; trombonist Todd Londagin and his band; and the Ron De Jesus Dance company. Show time is 8 PM.
The event will raise money for the A-T Children's Project, a non-profit organization formed "to raise funds through events and contributions from corporations, foundations and friends."
Priscilla Lopez won a Best Featured Actress in a Musical Tony Award for her performance in A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine and was also nominated for her work in the original cast of A Chorus Line. Lopez's other Broadway credits include Anna in the Tropics; Breakfast at Tiffany's; Henry, Sweet Henry; Her First Roman; Company; Pippin; Lysistrata; Nine; and The Sisters Rosensweig. She received a Drama Desk nomination for her performance Off-Broadway in Class Mothers '68 and is a recipient of the Rita Moreno HOLA Award for Excellence.
Olympia Dukakis won an Academy Award for her performance in "Moonstruck." Her numerous screen credits also include "Steel Magnolias," "Mighty Aphrodite" and "Tales of the City." Onstage she has been seen in over 130 productions. Dukakis' Broadway credits include Rose, Social Security, Who's Who in Hell, Abraham Cochrane and The Aspern Papers.
The Clark Studio Theatre at Lincoln Center is located in the Samuel B. and David Rose Building, Seventh Floor, 70 Lincoln Plaza. Tickets, priced $100-$200, can be purchased by visiting www.atcp.org. *
Brad and Vicki Margus founded the A-T Children's Project after two of their sons were diagnosed with ataxia-telangiectasia in 1993. There is no cure for A-T and no way to slow the progression of the disease. A-T Children's Project's goal is to find a cure for the disease.