By Andrew Gans
03 Aug 2010
|Photo by Steve Vaccariello|
The 8 PM concert will boast the talents of Darius de Haas (Marie Christine, Rent), Michael Brian Dunn (The Life, Cats, Julie and Julia), Jason Forbach (Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables 25th anniversary tour), AnnMarie Milazzo (Bright Lights, Big City) and Kerry O'Malley (White Christmas, Billy Elliot).
Michael Rader will direct the evening with music direction by Ed Guttman and stage management from David Beris. Jamie McGonnigal produces.
Elegies: A Song Cycle, according to press notes, is a "tapestry of tributes to partners and friends, long-lost pets, and the victims of 9/11, all the while celebrating the lives of those who have passed on. The songs were composed in memory of Finn's friends, several of whom died of AIDS, and the passing of his mother, Barbara Finn. The final segment of show explores the collapse of the World Trade Center and its emotional aftermath, not only to New Yorkers, but to the country as a whole.
There will be a silent auction to help raise additional funds for the charities presenting the event.
For tickets, priced $20 and $50, call (212) 620-7310 or visit www.gaycenter.org/node/5514. The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center is located in Manhattan at 208 West 13th Street.