Broadway After Dark Features Braxton, Burgess, Dandridge, Sengbloh and More Oct. 26
26 Oct 2008
The second Broadway After Dark benefit will be held Oct. 26 at Touch NYC.
Hosted by In the Heights' Rogelio Douglas Jr., the masquerade-themed evening features a DJ, live band and performances by Brenda Braxton, Tituss Burgess, Matt Caplan, Merle Dandridge, Marcus Paul James, Kelly King, Tracy Mcdowell, Luis Salgado, Saycon Sengbloh, Rhapsody and Mistress of Ceremonies Britney Houston.
Broadway After Dark (B.A.D.), according to press notes, is a "nightlife event catered toward Equity actors; a place where performers can relax, release and network within the Broadway community. Each month a different cast of singers, dancers, and musicians perform for an appreciative crowd of their peers and theatre supporters while raising money for various worthy causes."
The evening benefits R.Evolución Latina, an affiliate of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS that was created to "further empower the Latino community and the artistic community at large through creative collaboration and community activism."
Doors open at 8 PM; performances begin at 9 PM.
Touch NYC is located in Manhattan at 240 West 52nd Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue. Tickets are priced $15 in advance, $20 at the door and $45 VIP. Reservations can be made by visiting www.smarttix.com or by calling (212) 868-4444. For VIP and group reservations, email Rogelio at Tickets@bwayafterdark.com.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.