PHOTO CALL: A Natural Pair, The Drowsy Chaperone and Starbucks Team Up to Help BC/EFA

News   PHOTO CALL: A Natural Pair, The Drowsy Chaperone and Starbucks Team Up to Help BC/EFA Starbucks joined the cast of The Drowsy Chaperone in celebrating the upcoming holiday season with random acts of kindness, and a donation to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

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Tony Award winner Beth Leavel sang the anthem "As We Stumble Along" for crowds on Nov. 9 in Times Square. The not so Drowsy cast — after a few coffees — also performed a new holiday song written by the show's composers Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison.

To add to the holiday cheer, Starbucks teamed up with the show to spread random "acts of cheer" in the form of free coffee, gift cards, peppermint Chapstick and even MTA Metrocards. Starbucks also offered a "not-so-random act of kindness in the shape of a $10,000 donation to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS," according to organizers.

At Left: Beth Leavel sings "As We Stumble Along."

Below: (Top) The cast of The Drowsy Chaperone sings a new song from the BC/EFA holiday CD. (Bottom) Suzanne DeChant, Starbucks northeast marketing director, presents Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS executive director Tom Viola with a check for $10,000.

photos by Aubrey Reuben
 

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