The evening features a mix of pop, rock, musical theatre, R & B, country and jazz performed by Nick Bonnar, Jaime Cepero ("Smash"), E. Clayton Cornelious (Wonderland, The Scottsboro Boys), Ryan Duncan (Altar Boyz, Shrek), Wendy Fox (We Will Rock You), Tasha Michelle (Being Alive), Margo Valiante, Anita Vasan, Curtis Wiley (The Lion King) and The Guggenheim Grotto. Show time is 9:30 PM. The series aims to "support organizations that enhance the cultural and social well being of NYC and develop and strengthen the community of NYC performers and give them a platform to perform and promote themselves." The first concert will offer songs of inspiration and promote Broadway Impact, the organization founded by Gavin Creel, Jenny Kanelos and Rory O'Malley to fight for marriage equality.
The series is produced by Rashad V. Chambers and Michael T, who also serves as music director and host.
Ars Nova is located in Manhattan at 511 West 54th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues. Tickets range from $5-$15 and are available at http://arsnovanyc.com/.