Sh-K-Boom Records and Eric Nederlander Productions announces its third annual Sh-K-Boom Room Holiday concert to be presented at the Village Theater Dec. 9. The event, which will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, boasts many musical theatre stars including host Mario Cantone (of the upcoming Broadway one-man show Laugh Whore.)
Scheduled to perform are Adam Pascal (Rent, Aida), Sherie Rene Scott (Debbie Does Dallas, The Last Five Years), Richard Kind (The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, TV's "Spin City"), Michael Cerveris (Titanic, The Who's Tommy), Norbert Leo Butz (The Last 5 Years, Thou Shalt Not), Melissa Errico (Amour, High Society), Miriam Shor (Book of Days, Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Michael McElroy ( The Wild Party, Rent), Jerry Dixon (tick, tick...BOOM!, Once on This Island), members of the Broadway Inspirational Voices — including Sara Ramirez (A Class Act,), Shoshana Bean (Hairspray), Virginia Woodruff and Jason Paige, — Billy Porter (Smokey Joe's Cafe), Everett Bradley (Swing!), Greg Naughton (Golden Boy), Norm Lewis (Amour, Side Show), Jeremy Schonfeld, as well as members of the casts from Debbie Does Dallas, BETTY Rules and Love, Janis. "Expect some surprise guests to stop by to perform," invites a press release. All performers are subject to change.
The Sh-K-Boom label's mission is to "bridge the gap between pop music and theatre" by way of their Sh-K Boom Room live concert series. The Last 5 Years marked the first musical cast album recording for the independent label that has released solo albums by such theatre notables as Adam Pascal (Aida, Rent), Sherie René Scott (Aida, The Last Five Years) and Alice Ripley (The Rocky Horror Show, Side Show. The label boasts the first recording of the annual "Broadway on Broadway" event as well as the upcoming cast album of Debbie Does Dallas.
The evening will begin at 8 PM with cocktails and mistletoe as the doors will open. The concert will kick off soon after. Tickets ($25 to $50), to the Sh-K-Boom Room's Holiday Concert 2002 at the Village Theater, 158 Bleecker Street, in New York City, can be purchased through Ticketmaster at (212) 307-4100, or online at www.ticketmaster.com.