ABC & SOAPnet Salute Broadway Cares, with Billy Elliot Stars, Plays Town Hall March 9

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09 Mar 2009

David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik and Kiril Kulish all rotate in the title role of <I>Billy Elliot
David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik and Kiril Kulish all rotate in the title role of Billy Elliot
Photo by David Scheinmann, Alistair Muir (Kowalik)
ABC & SOAPnet Salute Broadway Cares, ABC-TV's annual fundraiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, will be presented at Town Hall in Manhattan March 9.

Cameron Mathison hosts the one-night-only event, which boasts a performance by the three young stars of Billy Elliot—The Musical, David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik and Kiril Kulish. The three young Billy Elliot stars will perform that show's "Electricity."

Actors from such ABC daytime shows as "All My Children," "One Life to Live" and "General Hospital" will also offer musical numbers and skits. Confirmed talent includes Emmy Award winner Susan Lucci as well as "All My Children" stars Tamara Braun, Melissa Claire Egan, Bobbie Eakes, Ricky Paull Goldin, Vincent Irizarry, Daniel Kennedy, Chrishell Stause, Cornelius Smith, Jr., Aiden Turner, Denise Vasi, Darnell Williams, Walt Willey and Jacob Young; "One Life to Live" actors Kristen Alderson, John Brotherton, Brandon Buddy, Farah Fath, BethAnn Bonner, Kathy Brier, Scott Clifton, Kassie DePaiva, Crystal Hunt, John-Paul LaVoisier, Mark Lawson, Hillary B. Smith, Jason Tam and Brittany Underwood; and "General Hospital" performers Bradford Anderson, Brandon Barash and Anthony Geary.

Brian Frons, president, Daytime, Disney-ABC Television Group, said in a recent statement, "The annual ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids benefit was created as a way for us to give back to the community and support a great organization. This event also provides a unique outlet to extend our brand while providing our loyal viewers the opportunity to see their favorite stars perform live on Broadway."

To date the ABC fundraisers have raised a total of one million dollars for the charitable organization.



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.

Tickets, sponsorship opportunities and online contests are available by visiting www.broadwaycares.org.

Town Hall is located in Manhattan at 123 West 43rd Street.