The Dec. 17 concerts (at 7 and 10 PM) will benefit The Holy Apostle Soup Kitchen, The Bowery Mission and City Harvest's food drive. Joining Reiber onstage will be a host of theatre favorites, including Manoel Felciano, Mandy Gonzalez, Joshua Henry, Telly Leung, Horace V. Rogers and Marty Thomas. Loren Toolajian will be the evening's musical director. The band will feature Paul Davis, Zack Dietz, Joe Friedman, Michael Pearce and Tom Timko.
About the upcoming performance, Reiber — who has been seen on Broadway in Brooklyn and All Shook Up — said in a statement, "I wanted to give back somehow and how better than to put on a night of tunes that inspire feelings of compassion, joy, and gratitude. The hope is to inspire people to do something. No matter how small, you can make a difference and working at the soup kitchens really reminds you of that. Whether it be with a smile, a quarter, or a meal, you do make a difference. The night will suit all musical tastes with tunes varying from Stevie Wonder and Joni Mitchell to Sondheim and Jason Robert Brown."
General admission is a check of $20 (or more) made out to The Holy Apostle Soup Kitchen or The Bowery Mission. Attendees are also invited to bring a non-perishable food donation for City Harvest.
The Duplex is located in Manhattan at 16 Christopher Street. For reservations visit www.theduplex.com; for more information go to www.juliereiber.com.