This Valentine's Day, the China Club will open its doors to a special one- night concert of Broadway stars. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to help care for Bran Pace, the Jolson dancer who was shot and paralyzed during a mugging while on tour with the show in Baltimore. Scheduled to perform are Brian Stokes Mitchell (Ragtime), Robert Evan, Christiane Noll (Jekyll & Hyde), Alice Ripley, Emily Skinner (Side Show), Jeremy Kushnier (Footloose), Craig Schulman (Les Miserables), Jim Stanek (Captains Courageous), Ric Ryder (Grease), Marc Kudisch (Beauty & the Beast), Rita Harvey (Phantom), Roger Bart (You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown), John Bolton (Titanic), Doug Storm (The Scarlet Pimpernel), Danny Zolli (Jesus Christ Superstar) and more. Douglas Sills (The Scarlet Pimpernel) will also make a special appearance.
Tickets for the cabaret are $50 and include two drinks. Reservations can be made by calling (212) 398-3800. Doors open at 7:15 PM for the 8:00 PM show time. The China Club is located at 268 W. 47th Street.
-- By Christine Ehren