Broadway Scares: Night of the Singing Dead Event Postponed Due to Weather Forecast
By Andrew Gans
Broadway Scares: Night of the Singing Dead, a Halloween extravaganza to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, which was scheduled for Oct. 28 at XL Nightclub, has been postponed due to Hurricane Sandy.
The benefit was to include a concert, costume contest and dance party. A make-up date for the event has not been determined.
Ticket holders will be contacted directly and offered tickets to a rescheduled date, refunds or the opportunity to convert their tickets into a donation.
"As excited as we were for a phenomenal show, the safety of our audience, cast and volunteers takes precedent," said Broadway Cares producing director Michael Graziano in a statement. "The strength of approaching Hurricane Sandy, as well as this morning’s announcement of New York City’s mass transit service suspension, made it clear that postponement was the best option."
The concert was scheduled to feature Evita cast members Rachel Potter, Bradley Dean, Laurel Harris, Brad Little, Jessica Lea Patty and Daniel Torres as well as special guests Tony winner Alice Ripley, cast members from Bring It On: The Musical, the Broadway Boys and Marty Thomas and his Divas.
The evening, dedicated to late costume designer Martin Pakledinaz, was also scheduled to include post-concert costume contest for audience members.
Tickets for this special benefit are $40 for reserved seating and $20 for general admission. They may be purchased in advance at broadwaycares.org or by calling (212) 840-0770, ext. 268.
XL Nightclub is located at 512 West 42nd Street, between Ninth and Tenth Avenues.
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources and generosity of the American theatre community, since 1988 BC/EFA has raised more than $195 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.
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