Priscilla Lopez and Alysha Umphress to Offer Benefit Concert Feb. 6
By Adam Hetrick
Tony Award winner Priscilla Lopez will host a benefit evening of song for the the A-T Children's Project on Feb. 6. On a Clear Day... cast member Alysha Umphress will also be part of the event.
Presented at 8 PM at Lincoln Center's Clark Studio Theatre, the benefit will include songs by Sammy Buck and Daniel S. Acquisto (Like You Like It; ...And Then I Wrote a Song About It). Eric H. Weinberger produces.
The 17th annual benefit, which raises funds for the A-T Clinical Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital, marks the 15th consecutive year that Lopez (A Chorus Line, In the Heights) has hosted. Olympia Dukakis and actor Louis Zorich are the honorary chairs.
Performing Buck and Acquisto's songs will be Umphress (On a Clear Day..., American Idiot), Nick Cearley (All Shook Up, And Then I Wrote a Song About It), Alison Luff (Mamma Mia!), Nathan Johnson and David Perlman (Baby, It's You).
Also participating will be pianists Jacqueline Schiller-Audi and Diane Battersby, nightlife star Marissa Rosen, singer-actor Frank Viveros, singer-songwriter Matt Stam, and dancers Eila Valls Domenech and Albert Galindo Villegas, who will perform Igal Perry's "Paloma Triste."
A-T (ataxia-telangiectasia), which attacks in early childhood, is described as a rare genetic disease that encompasses facets of diseases including cystic fibrosis, cerebral palsy, immune deficiencies, muscular dystrophy and cancer.
For tickets, ranging $100-$200, phone (800) 5-HELP-AT, or visit www.atcp.org.
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