Christian Borle, Rachel Dratch, Coleen Sexton, Greg Hildreth, Richard H. Blake, Julie Reiber Set for St. Jude Benefit
By Andrew Gans
The Second Annual Spotlight on St. Jude, Broadway's Tribute to the Kids, will be held March 11 at the Pershing Square Signature Center.
The event will showcase Broadway stars as they perform to raise awareness and funds for children battling cancer and other deadly diseases.
Performers are currently scheduled to include Tony winner Christian Borle (Peter and the Starcatcher, Legally Blonde, Angels in America), Rachel Dratch ("Saturday Night Live"), Jennifer Hope Wills (Phantom of the Opera, Beauty and the Beast), Richard H. Blake (Wicked, Legally Blonde), Max Von Essen (Evita, Death Takes A Holiday), Tony Yazbeck (Chicago, White Christmas), Coleen Sexton (Jekyll & Hyde, Forever Dusty), Julie Reiber (Wicked, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert), Caroline Bowman (Wicked, Kinky Boots), Ward Billeisen (Anything Goes, Curtains, Fiddler on the Roof), Larkin Bogan (Hair), Anne Brummel (Wicked national tour), Jamie Cepero (NBC's "Smash"), Sheila Coyle (Rent national tour), Jenn Furman (Wicked national tour), Brooklyn Freitag (Bring It On), Jason Gotay (Bring It On), Alexa Green (Wicked), Jenna Leigh Green (Wicked), John Arthur Greene (Matilda, West Side Story), Greg Hildreth (Cinderella, Peter and the Starcatcher, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Autumn Hurlbert (Legally Blonde), Sarah Jenkins (Legally Blonde national tour), Sara Rose King (Hair national tour), Anne Markt (Hair), Mackenzie Mauzy (Giant, A Tale of Two Cities), Fletcher McTaggert (Leap of Faith), John Moauro (Hair), Isabella Moner (Evita), Halle Morse (Mamma Mia!), Christine Nolan (Hair national tour), Marissa O'Donnell (Shrek, Annie national tour), Blake Pfeil (NJ's Man of La Mancha), Paul Pilcz (Bye Bye Birdie), Catherine Porter (Next to Normal), Daniel Quadrino (Bye Bye Birdie), Kristine Reese (Les Miserables, Wicked national tour), Aleque Reid (Really Really, Hair national tour), Rachel Resheff (Shrek, Billy Elliot, Mary Poppins, The People in the Picture), Molly Ryan (How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Annie national tour), Lindsay Ryan (Annie national tour), Bryce Ryness (Leap of Faith, Hair, Legally Blonde), Libby Servais (Lysistrata Jones, Wicked), Chelsea Swanderski (A Chorus Line), Brett Teresa (Til Death Do Us Part), Lauren Ashley Zakrin (Cinderella, Grease national tour, Legally Blonde national tour) and Broadway Inspirational Voices.
Music arrangements are by Ryan Fielding Garrett and Drew Overcash.
The evening, which runs 6 PM-10 PM, will feature cocktails, a dessert reception and the concert performance.
The Pershing Square Signature Center is located at 480 West 42nd Street. For ticket information click here.
During the last 50 years, "St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has remained focused on pioneering research and advance treatments that will one day cure childhood cancer and other deadly diseases. Since opening in 1962 by late entertainer and hospital founder Danny Thomas, its researchers and doctors have helped push overall survival rates of childhood cancer from 20 to 80 percent. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. It is also a leader in the research and treatment of blood disorders and infectious diseases in children."
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