Alice Ripley, Chad Kimball, Daphne Rubin-Vega Set for Rockers on Broadway Dance Party
By Andrew Gans
The latest edition of Rockers on Broadway, entitled Rockers on Broadway Dance Party, will be presented at BB King's Blues Club Nov. 8 and will allow attendees the chance to rock out to their favorite dance hits on the dance floor.
The 8 PM concert will feature the talents of Chris Barron from Spin Doctors, Randy Jones from The Village People, Fred Schneider from The B52s, Sirius Radio star "Cousin Brucie" Morrow, Tony winners Alice Ripley and Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Tony nominees Chad Kimball and Daphne Rubin-Vega as well as Kathy Brier, Tituss Burgess, Ben Cameron, Te'Rea Campbell, Jessica Dillan, Anika Ellis, Felicia Finley, John Arthur Greene, Steve Gouveia, Emma Hunton, Adam Kantor, Donnie Kehr, James Kinney, Jeremy Kushnier, Jay Leslie, Ian Liberto, Michael Longoria, Alex Nordin, Jermaine R. Rembert, Sara Schmidt, Jeremy Schonfeld, Nikki Snelson, Wendi Stoltzfus, Doug Storm, Alena Watters and Tommar Wilson.
Donnie Kehr directs the evening, which benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Broadway Dreams Foundation, Broadway in South Africa and The Bendheim Performing Arts Center Scholarship Fund.
Rockers on Broadway, now in its 17th year, was founded by Kehr while appearing in the Broadway run of The Who's Tommy. He was inspired by Pete Townshend, who wanted the play's performers to experience the feeling of singing with a rock band in a concert-xtyle venue, and to transfer the rawness of that edge to the stage.
BB King Blues Club & Grill is located at 237 West 42nd Street. Tickets, on sale now at the BB Kings Box Office or at ticketmaster.com, are $900 (VIP Reserved table for 6), $1,000 (Premium Reserved table for 10), $150 (General Admission VIP Seat), $100 (General Admission Premium Seat) $75 (General Admission Balcony Seat), Standing Room $35. For more information go to www.bbkingblues.com.
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