Max von Essen, Randy Harrison, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Santino Fontana, Christina DeCicco Offer A Better Holiday Concert Dec. 16
16 Dec 2012
A Better Holiday Concert, a benefit for the It Gets Better Project, which was "created to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach," is presented Dec. 16 from 7-10 PM at XL Nightclub.
The evening is raising funds for the Ali Forney Center, the nation’s largest organization working on behalf of runaway and homeless LGBTQ youth; the AFC had a vital drop-in center destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in late October.
The night kicks off with a cocktail party from 7-8 PM, where photographer Victor Haim's art will be showcased and sold. Fifty percent of the proceeds will go to the AFC, on top of all proceeds from ticket sales.
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.