Tony Winner Judy Kaye and Pianist Steven Blier Will Take Part in a Festive Evening of Song
By Michael Gioia
Two-time Tony Award winner Judy Kaye and pianist Steven Blier will take part in The FSH Society's annual Festive Evening of Song, which will be held Sept. 30 at the New York Botanical Garden to benefit The FSH Society.
The 6 PM event, organized by patients with FSHD and their families, will feature Blier (artistic director of the New York Festival of Song) and singer Kaye (The Phantom of the Opera, Nice Work if You Can Get It) set against the backdrop of the Botanical Garden.
"It's important for the audience to see that people living with FSHD are active, passionate and leaders in their fields," said Blie, who has battled with FSHD his entire adult life. "And I relish any opportunity to collaborate with Judy Kaye – a beautiful talent and a beloved colleague."
FSHD, one of the most prevalent types of muscular dystrophy, is a degenerative muscle disease that causes progressive weakness, usually starting with the face, shoulder and arms, but which can attack almost any skeletal muscle. Currently, there is no treatment or cure.
Proceeds from the evening will benefit The FSH Society, which "provides millions of dollars in seed grants to pioneering research worldwide, creating an international collaborative network of patients and researchers."
The New York Botanical Garden is located at 2900 Southern Blvd. For more information and tickets, click here.
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