Sutton Foster, Andrew Rannells, Tyne Daly, Bruce Vilanch and More Set for West Coast Broadway, My Way Benefit
By Michael Gioia
Two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster and The Book of Mormon Tony nominee Andrew Rannells are among the performers who will take part in the 29th annual Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event (S.T.A.G.E.), Broadway, My Way, April 6 at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills.
The one-night-only performance will benefit AIDS Project Los Angeles, one of the largest non-profit AIDS service organizations in the U.S. that provides bilingual direct services, prevention education and leadership on HIV/AIDS-related policy and legislation.
Other Broadway stars scheduled to appear include Patrick Cassidy (42nd Street), Carole Cook (42nd Street), Karen Culliver (The Phantom of the Opera), Tyne Daly (Master Class), Davis Gaines (The Phantom of the Opera), Florence Henderson (The Girl Who Came to Supper), Shirley Jones (42nd Street), Jane Lanier (Guys and Dolls), Vicki Lewis (Chicago), Kimberly Locke ("American Idol"), Tom Lowe, Pat Marshall (The Pajama Game), Patricia Morison (The King and I), Janis Paige (Mame), Madison Claire Parks, Valarie Pettiford (Fosse), Andrew Samonsky (Scandalous), James Snyder (Cry-Baby), Bruce Vilanch (Hairspray) and JoAnne Worley (The Drowsy Chaperone).
Additional performers will be announced at a later date.
Foster received Tony Awards for her performances in Anything Goes and Thoroughly Modern Millie. She also originated roles in Little Women, The Drowsy Chaperone and Young Frankenstein and currently stars in the ABC Family series "Bunheads."
Rannells has also appeared on Broadway in Hairspray and Jersey Boys and currently stars in the Golden Globe-winning HBO comedy series "Girls" as well as NBC's "The New Normal."
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