The event kicks off with an 8:30 PM cocktail hour and performer meet-and-greet, followed by the 9:30 PM performance.
Burgess hosts the evening, which features performances by Chandra Lee Schwartz (Wicked, Gypsy, Hairspray), Scott Alan (composer: Home), Carrie Manolakos (Wicked, Mamma Mia!), Rose Hemingway (How to Succeed in Business...), Sharone Sayegh (Mamma Mia!), Adam Kantor (Rent, Avenue Q ), Alex Wyse (Lysistrata Jones), Rachel Frankenthal (Mamma Mia!), Blake Whyte (Wicked, Mamma Mia!), Monica Kapoor (Mamma Mia!), Natalie Gallo (Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia!), Lauren Sambataro (Movin' Out, Mamma Mia!, Evita), AJ Fisher (Mamma Mia!, Banana Shpeel), Allyson Carr (Mamma Mia!) and Catherine Ricafort (NBC's "The Sing-Off," Mamma Mia!).
Proceeds will support programs of Artists for World Peace, including fundraising to complete a community health center at The Good Hope Trust in Tanzania, as well as a scholarship program for students in the United States majoring in the arts.
The Helen Mills Theatre is located at 139 West 26th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues in Manhattan. Tickets, priced $100, are available online at www.artistsforworldpeace.org. All tickets must be purchased in advance as seating is limited.
* The Artists for World Peace Foundation (AFWP) is a 501(C)3 nonprofit organization that creates opportunities for artistic expression – fostering world peace and raising funds to benefit humanitarian causes around the world. "Our goal," according to press notes, "is to feed the hungry, house the poor, and encourage the world to become a more peaceful place for all, working one person, one family, one community at a time. Through donations and fundraising events, we support grass roots organizations and other efforts to bring schools, food, clothing, and other necessities to those in need."