Lopez, who is currently starring in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Nilo Cruz play Anna in the Tropics, will host the benefit for the A-T Children's Project Jan. 19 at Lincoln Center's Clark Studio Theatre. The evening will feature performances by On the Town's Jesse Tyler Ferguson, composers Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich, Grammy-winning violinist Andy Stein, Urban Ballet Theater’s Amar Ramasar as well as a dance by choreographer Lynne Taylor-Corbett. The evening begins at 8 PM.
The A-T Children’s Project, founded in 1993, funds scientific research aimed at finding a cure and improving the lives of all children with ataxia telangiectasia. According to a statement, "Ataxia-telangiectasia, or A-T, is a fatal genetic disease that affects children at a very early age. This progressive, degenerative disease affects a startling variety of body systems. Children with A-T appear normal at birth, and the first signs of the disease usually appear during the second year of life. They are usually wheelchair-bound by the time they are eight or nine and rarely survive beyond their teens."
Priscilla Lopez won a Best Featured Actress in a Musical Tony Award for her performance in A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine and was also nominated for her work in the original cast of A Chorus Line. Lopez's other Broadway credits include Breakfast at Tiffany's; Henry, Sweet Henry; Her First Roman; Company; Pippin; Lysistrata; Nine; and The Sisters Rosensweig. She received a Drama Desk nomination for her performance Off-Broadway in Class Mothers '68, and she will be seen this spring in the film of "Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding. Lopez is a recipient of the Rita Moreno HOLA Award for Excellence.
Lincoln Center's Clark Studio Theatre is located in The Samuel B. and David Rose Building at 70 Lincoln Center Plaza. Tickets for the one-night-only benefit are priced at $95 and are available by calling (800) 5-HELP AT. For more information, visit www.atcp.org.