Tony Winner Alan Cumming Headlines Bucks County Cabaret, Benefiting BC/EFA, Oct. 19
By Michael Gioia
Tony Award winner Alan Cumming, who was most recently seen on Broadway in his solo show Macbeth, headlines the 2013 Bucks County Cabaret, a one-night-only concert produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Oct. 19 at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, PA.
"Alan's talent knows no boundaries," said Tom Viola, executive director of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, in an earlier statement. "He is a brilliant, unique and off-beat actor and entertainer. His creative energies cannot be confined in any one category or box. Whether on stage or in film, his ornery versatility and sly humor make him an electric and endearing presence, sure to please and, at the same time, startle his audience. We are delighted that he will be joining us in New Hope for another edition of Bucks County Cabaret. It will be superb evening for a community that, since the earliest days of the crisis, has offered consistent and compassionate support for those affected by HIV/AIDS."
The evening begins with cocktails at 5 PM, followed by a 6 PM performance and live auction. An exclusive VIP reception with Cumming will be held after the performance. Lance Horne serves as the evening's music director and accompanies Cumming on piano, with Eleanor Norton on cello.
The evening is sold out, but if tickets become available, they will be offered for sale at will call at the Bucks County Playhouse beginning at 4:30 PM. Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis; cash or credit card will be accepted.
Cumming, a Tony Award winner for Cabaret, has also appeared on Broadway in Design for Living, The Threepenny Opera and Macbeth. In addition to his work on "The Good Wife," he appears opposite Lisa Kudrow in Showtime's "Web Therapy" and is the host of "Masterpiece Mystery" on PBS. He will return to Broadway in 2014 in the Roundabout's revival of Cabaret.
Last year's sold-out Bucks County Cabaret featured Bebe Neuwirth and Malcolm Gets and raised $162,100 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
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 $225 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.
VIP tickets start at $300; performance-only tickets start at $75. Tickets can be purchased by calling (212) 840-0770, ext. 268 or at BroadwayCares.org.
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