In light of the recent tragic attack on the World Trade Center, the bright young lights of Broadway will gather together to raise money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Oct. 1 at the Village Theater. Under the auspices of Sh-K-Boom Records and Eric Nederlander Productions, Adam Pascal, Sherie Rene Scott, Idina Menzel, Alice Ripley, David Yazbek and Duncan Sheik will be among the luminaries singing their own tunes for the benefit of BC/EFA's contribution to the Twin Tower Fund for rescue workers and their families. Although the attack left him jobless (he was to play presidential wannabe assassin, Samuel Byck in Assassins), Mario Cantone (Love! Valor! Compassion!) will host the event. Pascal, Scott (Aida veterans along with Menzel) and Ripley are Sh K-Boom recording artists. Yazbek and Sheik are musical theatre composers. Yazbek was Tony-nominated for The Full Monty, while Sheik is at work on the upcoming Spring Awakening. Also performing are Michael McElroy and the Broadway Inspirational Voices, 2000 Tony nominee Laura Benanti (Swing!, Time and Again), Everett Bradley (Swing!, Stomp) and Cathy Richardson (Love, Janis). Other guests, including Brooke Shields (Cabaret, Grease!), will make appearances.
Tickets are 25-$75. The Village Theater is located at 158 Bleecker Street. For reservations, call (212) 307-4100. Sh-K-Boom is on the web at http://www.sh-k-boom.com.
? By Christine Ehren