Cyndi Lauper & Friends NYC Concert to Feature Clay Aiken, Rosie O'Donnell, Alan Cumming, Harvey Fierstein
By Andrew Gans
Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays will be presented Dec. 4 at the Beacon Theatre in Manhattan to help raise awareness about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered youth homelessness.
Presented by Cyndi Lauper's True Colors Fund, the benefit is scheduled to feature the talents of Lauper, Norah Jones, Lou Reed, Rosie O'Donnell, Carson Kressley, Amy Lee, Chely Wright, Skylar Grey, Vanessa Carlton, Angelique Kidjo, Tony winner Harvey Fierstein, Deluka, Debbie Harry, Tony winner Alan Cumming, Cassandra Wilson and Clay Aiken. Show time is 8 PM.
"When I first learned that up to 40 percent of all homeless youth in this country identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender I was shocked and saddened," said Lauper, co-founder of the True Colors Fund, in a statement. "For far too long homeless youth have not received the attention, resources and funding necessary to bring an end to this epidemic. My hope is that through this inspiring evening of music and comedy we can raise awareness and much needed funds to help these young people."
Beacon Theatre is located in Manhattan at 2124 Broadway at 74th Street. Tickets are priced $35-$500. For more information visit www.beacontheatre.com.
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