Will Chase, Maya Days, Cheyenne Jackson and Max von Essen to Be Part of Matthew Shepard Embrace! Concert

News   Will Chase, Maya Days, Cheyenne Jackson and Max von Essen to Be Part of Matthew Shepard Embrace! Concert The Third Annual Embrace! Concert to benefit the Matthew Shepard Foundation will be held Feb. 16 at the Westside Theatre.
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The 7 PM evening, presented by Michele Helberg and Jamie McGonnigal, will be directed by McGonnigal and will feature musical direction by Mark Hartman. Seth Rudetsky will host.

Those scheduled to perform at the annual concert include Dean Armstrong, Will Chase, Mary Bond Davis, Maya Days, Natascia Diaz, Max von Essen, Darius de Haas, Cheyenne Jackson, Capathia Jenkins, Tony Vincent and Jason Wooten.

The Matthew Shepard Foundation, according to a press statement, "carries out Matthew's legacy by supporting educational projects, activities and documentaries that raise awareness of the issues involving discrimination and diversity. The Foundation's goal is to educate and replace hate with understanding, acceptance and compassion.”

The Westside Theatre is located at 407 West 43rd Street. Tickets may be ordered by calling (646) 289-6864 or by visiting the www.MatthewShepard.org.