Special guests for the evening will include original Village People cowboy Randy Jones, "American Idol" contestant Jim Verraros, Dance of the Vampires' Max von Essen, Bare's John Hill as well as Jimmy James, Shequida, Jason Cosmo, Allison Tilsen, Destiny, Taborah and Michael Longoria. Mark Hartman will be the evening's musical director. Max von Essen recently appeared Off-Broadway in Finian's Rainbow and in the Paper Mill Playhouse production of The Baker's Wife. On Broadway the actor has been seen in Dance of the Vampires, Jesus Christ Superstar and Les Misérables; his Off-Broadway credits include The Fantasticks and John & Paul. Von Essen's regional credits are numerous and include Dorian the Musical, My Fair Lady, Hair, Blood Brothers and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. He was also part of the all-star benefit concert of Children of Eden.
Caroline's is located at 1626 Broadway, between 49th and 50th Streets. There is an $18 cover charge and a two-drink minimum; call (212) 757-4100 for reservations. Visit www.carolines.com or www.scottnevins.com for more information.