Stanley and Umphress Will Be Part of May 5 Friends With Benefits

News   Stanley and Umphress Will Be Part of May 5 Friends With Benefits Cry Baby's Elizabeth Stanley and Make Me a Song's Alysha Umphress will take part in the fourth installment of Friends With Benefits, a benefit for BC/EFA May 5.

MAC Award winner and Metropolitan Room headliner Amy Wolk (Different for Girls) and Gerard Salvador (Mamma Mia!) create and produce the event that takes place at 9:30 PM at the Metropolitan Room.

Also confirmed to appear are Lisa Brescia (Wicked), Meghann Dreyfuss (Mamma Mia), Julie Reiber (Wicked), Q Smith (Les Miserables), Christopher Shyer (Mamma Mia), Rob Sutton (Mamma Mia) and vocalist Tori Scott (The Gallery).

MAC winner Steven Ray Watkins will serve as musical director with Trevor Neumann on trumpet.

The Metropolitan Room is located in Manhattan at 34 West 22nd Street. There is a $15 cover charge and a two-drink minimum; call (212) 206-0440 for reservations.

* Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is the nation's largest industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organization. Since its founding in 1988 the organization has distributed over $130 million for services for people with AIDS, HIV or HIV-related illnesses. For more information call (212) 840-0770 or visit www.bcefa.org.

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