Zaks, Ratliff, Salvador, Wolk and Scott Are Friends With Benefits Feb. 2

News   Zaks, Ratliff, Salvador, Wolk and Scott Are Friends With Benefits Feb. 2 Emma Zaks, Ryan J. Ratliff and Tori Scott take center stage in the benefit concert Friends With Benefits 7 at the Metropolitan Room Feb. 2.

Created and hosted by Mamma Mia! cast member Gerard Salvador and MAC Award winner Amy Wolk, Friends With Benefits boasts a line-up of young talent from the Broadway and cabaret worlds who raise funds for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Set to perform in the 8 PM concert are Samantha Eggers (Mamma Mia!), Warren Freeman (My Fair Lady), Corey Greenan (Mamma Mia!), Leah Horowitz (Les Miserables), Veronica J. Kuehn (Xanadu, Mamma Mia!), Raymond J. Lee (Mamma Mia!), Rory O'Malley (Spelling Bee), Maurice Murphy (Spelling Bee), Ryan J. Ratliff (Altar Boyz), Emma Zaks (Gypsy), as well as cabaret vocalists Tori Scott, MetroStar winner Anne Steele and MAC and Bistro Award winner Lennie Watts.

MAC Award winner Steven Ray Watkins serves as musical director.

The Metropolitan Room is located in Manhattan at 34 West 22nd Street. There is a $20 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 $150 million for services for people with AIDS, HIV or HIV-related illnesses. For more information call (212) 840-0770 or visit www.bcefa.org.