By Michael Gioia
17 Jan 2012
|Photo by Aubrey Reuben|
The annual event, scheduled to begin at 8 PM, benefits New York’s Ali Forney Center. The Broadway Beauty Pageant, directed by Ryan J. Davis, is written and conceived by Jeffery Self. Christopher Denny is the musical director.
The Broadway Beauty Pageant, according to press notes, "will feature male cast members representing their respective Broadway shows, competing for the title crown through talent, interview and swimsuit competitions. The contestants will go head to head in front of a panel of celebrity judges, but ultimately, the final vote is in the audience's hands." Judges and contestants will be announced at a later time.
The Ali Forney Center was started in June 2002 in response to the lack of safe shelter for LGBT youth in New York City. They have become the nation's largest and most comprehensive organization dedicated to homeless LGBT youth.
Symphony Space is located at 2537 Broadway at 95th Street. For more information and tickets, call (212) 864-5400 or visit www.SymphonySpace.org or www.BroadwayBeautyPageant.com.