PHOTO CALL: Patina Miller, Kara Lindsay, Taylor Louderman, Christina Sajous, Kate Shindle and More Sing to Benefit St. Jude's
By Joseph Marzullo
Tony Award nominee Patina Miller (Sister Act), Newsies' Kara Lindsay and Bring It On's Taylor Louderman were among the performers that took part in a benefit concert for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Aug. 26 at Joe's Pub.
Drew Overcash hosted the concert, which featured performances from Ali Stroker ("The Glee Project"), Rebecca Faulkenberry (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Rock of Ages), Jason Gotay (Bring It On), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Catch Me If You Can, 35MM), Zak Resnick (Mamma Mia!), Jennifer Hope Wills (The Phantom of the Opera), Kate Shindle (Wonderland, Legally Blonde), Ben Fankhauser (Newsies), Steel Burkhardt (Hair), Josh Franklin (Ghost, Anything Goes), Corinne Melancon (Mamma Mia!), Christina Sajous (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, American Idiot), Kelsey Burd, Brandon Chandler, Alex Goley (The Berenstein Bears LIVE!), Kiley McDonald, Blake Pfeil, Marissa Rosen (My Big Gay Italian Wedding), Amanda Savan and Katherine Wright, among others.
The concert featured new music and arrangements, as well as fan favorites, from composers such as Joey Contreras, Bobby Cronin, Drew Gasparini, Derek Gregor and Sam Carner, Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk, Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich, Blake Pfeil, Georgia Stitt and Overcash.
"St. Jude's is not just a hospital children go to who are sick, but a place that comes to families in times of need no matter their given circumstances," said host Overcash in a statement. "As a member of a St. Jude family, the time, energy and boundless love they share with those they work with is incredible."
Proceeds from the evening benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, whose research has changed how the world treats children with cancer and other diseases. For more information, visit StJude.org.
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