Jared Bradshaw, Jason Gotay, Julia Mattison, Courtney Reed and More Will Celebrate Life and Lyrics of Howard Ashman
29 May 2013
Over a dozen Broadway performers will celebrate the late lyricist Howard Ashman (Little Shop of Horrors) June 3 at the Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Café in an evening titled A Part of Our World: Honoring the Life and Lyrics of Howard Ashman.
The 8 PM concert, benefiting GMHC and 40 other AIDS service organizations in the tri-state area, will feature songs with lyrics written by Ashman throughout his career, from his Oscar-winning work in "Beauty and the Beast" and "The Little Mermaid" to lesser-known gems from Smile and songs originally written for "Aladdin."
The inaugural Howard Ashman Award will be presented to Sarah Ashman Gillespie, Ashman’s sister; and William Lauch, Ashman’s partner. The Howard Ashman Award will be given annually by GMHC to "honor musicians and songwriters who have made significant contributions to world culture and have utilized their success to make a difference in the fight to end the epidemic."
The Laurie Beechman Theater at the West Bank Café is located at 407 West 42nd Street. Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door, with a two-drink minimum. For reservations contact the Laurie Beechman Theatre at (212) 695-6909. For more information about Howard Ashman’s life and career, visit www.howardashman.com.
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