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As part of our nightlife watch-out, Playbill.com wanted to highlight three of our Broadway community performers or initiatives, all generously hosted at Joe's Pub. From a solo show to a benefit for at-risk children internationally to an evening where Broadway will get GLAAD - these three Monday nights will bring Broadway's finest to a more intimate venue and reach our audiences on a deeper level.
The three evenings follow:
July 21 at 7:30 PM
"Musician Kyle Riabko performs his original songs along with selections from the Bacharach catalogue which were featured in his acclaimed Off-Broadway show What’s It All About? Bacharach Reimagined earlier this year. Named “One of the Year’s Best” by The New York Times, the show received nominations for Drama Desk Awards, Outer Critics Circle Awards and Lucille Lortel Awards for which Riabko was nominated as Best Actor in a Musical. The New York Times wrote, 'Riabko searches out the emotional layers of the songs with impressive precision,' and New York Magazine said, 'Riabko is the wonderfully appealing star.' Riabko previously appeared on Broadway in both Spring Awakening and Hair, and in his teen years, recorded an album of original material for Sony/Aware Records and performed as an opening act for such artists as BB King, James Brown, John Mayer, Buddy Guy, Keb Mo, Jason Mraz and Maroon 5 among others."
Broadway Sings Its Heart Out: The 2nd Annual Big Ol’ Fancy Pants Benefit for Zara Aina
July 28 at 7:00 PM
$100 / $250 VIP
"Broadway's best sing for Zara Aina! The hottest voices on the stage will lead a fundraising performance to benefit at-risk children in Madagascar. Hosted by Broadway actor and Zara Aina founder Bryce Pinkham, it's a line-up of talented big-hearted softies lending their voices to a great cause. Zara Aina, which means 'share life' in Malagasy, aims to provide children with tools to succeed as students and story tellers by producing their original works of theatre, and touring those works to communities in need. Performers include Adriane Lenox, Laura Osnes, Jacob Ming-Trent, Kate Schutt, Lisa O'Hare, Lauren Worsham, Griffin Matthews and Matt Gould."
Broadway Gets GLAAD
Aug. 4 at 7:30 PM
"Performers from all walks of Broadway and beyond lend their voices to a great cause in a one-night-only concert. Proceeds will benefit GLAAD, the leading organization in support of a positive LGBT image in the entertainment industry. Hosted by Julia Mattison (Godspell), the concert will feature Scott Alan, Mia Gentile (Forbidden Broadway), Sean Green Jr. (Trailblazers, Grassroots), Marja Harmon (The Book of Mormon), Brian Charles Johnson (American Idiot, Spring Awakening), Megan McGinnis (Little Women, Thoroughly Modern Millie), Ciara Renée (Pippin, Big Fish), Jessica Vosk (The Bridges of Madison County), Jacob Keith Watson (Violet), Natalie Weiss (Everyday Rapture) and Ari McKay Wilford (Once)."
Tickets may be purchased online at joespub.com.