Obama Fundraiser, Spare Some Change, Presented Aug. 11

News   Obama Fundraiser, Spare Some Change, Presented Aug. 11 A host of theatre favorites are scheduled to be part of Spare Some Change: NYC Artists for Barack Obama, the Aug. 11 concert to benefit Senator Barack Obama's presidential campaign.
Celia Keenan-Bolger
Celia Keenan-Bolger Photo by Aubrey Reuben

The 8 PM performance, which was originally scheduled to play New World Stages, will now be presented at the Fifth Floor Theatre, which is located on the campus of New York University.

The evening will include an original song penned by Henry Krieger and Bill Russell performed by Michael Leon Wooley (stepping in for the previously announced Lillias White); appearances from "One Life to Live" stars Jason Tam, BethAnn Bonner and January LaVoy; songs from Andrew Lippa and Kirsten Guenther & Joy Son; and performances from Celia Keenan-Bolger, Maddy Wyatt, the casts of Hair and the short-lived Glory Days, Mamma Mia!'s Carrie Manolakos, Grease's Lindsay Mendez, Company's Teri Ralston, musician-actor Seth Rudetsky, magician Denis Tsvang, hip-hop artists Jeffrey Vann and Kevin "Skyrocket" Williams, modern dance artist Philip Montana, Joe Iconis (with Nick Blaemire, Lance Rubin and Jason "SweetTooth" Williams), and singer Shaina Taub.

Other performers include Chelsea Bonosky, Antonio Boss, Alex Brightman, Tara Burns, Nick Cearley, Louis Cinarli, J. Sebastian Fabal, Erica Frankel, Ahkai Franklin, F. Michael Haynie, Jamilia Hall, Dayna Hasson, Jonathan Hammond, Thomas Hennes, Emma Hue, Colette Krogol, Deborah Lew, Jason Luks, Carey McCray, Nobuya Nagahama, Britta Ollmann, Mike Pettry, Khori Rogers, Ariana Siegel, Diana Sinclair, Jeffrey Smith, Jason Michael Snow, Nicole Weiss and Anna Whaley.

In a previous statement, producers of Spare Some Change said, "This is such an important time for all of us in this country. As many already know, Barack will not accept public funding from lobbyists or political action committees, but instead relies solely on a broad base of individual donors – such as ourselves – to ensure that his campaign answers to no one but the people. Please join us for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity so we can make history." All proceeds will be donated to Senator Obama's campaign.

Tickets, priced $30 and $60, are available by e-mailing sparesomechangenyc@gmail.com. Those under the age of 25 can "pay what they can" beginning at 6 PM the day of the concert. The Fifth Floor Theater at New York University is located at 111 Second Avenuue (between 6th and 7th Streets) in the East Village.

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