Robert Creighton, Natalie Toro, Christine Pedi, T. Oliver Reid and More Set for Help Is on the Way Today Gala Concert

By Andrew Gans
May 2, 2012

Cabaret Cares/Help Is On The Way Today's Sixth Annual Gala Fundraiser will be held May 20 at the Laurie Beechman Theater.



Jay Rogers will host the evening, which begins at 5 PM with cocktails.

The concert will feature the talents of Aaron Lee Battle, Danny Bolero, Robert Creighton, John Demarco, Nikkiele DeMone, Bernard Dotson, Kim Dunbar, Samara Ehrlich, Tom Gamblin, Fran Leonardis, Doreen Montalvo, Marissa Mulder, Susan Winter, Natalie Toro, Alison Nusbaum, Sydney Myer, Joi Danielle Price, T. Oliver Reid, Lennie Watts, Lorinda Lisitza, Ted Stafford, Stacey Todd Holt and Christine Pedi.

The evening will honor award-winning media personality Valerie Smaldone with the Spirit Award in appreciation for her continuous support.

Robert Creighton, currently on Broadway in the revival of Anything Goes, will be the auctioneer for a group of items to benefit the charity.

Help Is On The Way Today, a charity dedicated to children and youth living with HIV/AIDS, was founded in 2005 by 2012 MAC Award-winning producer Joseph Macchia; since then the organization has raised over $60,000 and assisted over 600 children.

Tickets are tax deductible.

Tickets, priced $125, include a cocktail hour, a live auction, a buffet dinner with unlimited beer, wine and the special Gala Cocktail, a live show featuring Broadway and Cabaret performers and gift bags for guests. Tickets can be purchased by calling (718) 672-6714 or by visiting http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/235139.

Laurie Beechman Theater is located at 407 W. 42nd Street.