On Sept. 26, the same day as the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS annual Flea Market, the Broadway Gospel Choir also made a joyful noise for BC/EFA with a concert, held at the New York Society for Ethical Culture.
Billy Porter (Miss Saigon), BJ Crosby (Smokey Joe's Cafe), Adriane Lenox (Dinah Was) and Christiane Noll (Jekyll & Hyde) were among the featured voices in the concert, which will hold an encore performance at the same venue, Oct. 4.
Michael McElroy (Rent) musical directs the group whose members are Farah Alvin, Vance Avery, Frank Baiocchi, Bertilla Baker (Titanic), Risa Benson, Ronnell Bey, Wendy Binkowitz, Greggory Brandt (Les Miserables), Russell Joel Brown, Carter Calvert, Victoria Lecta Cave (Cabaret), Donna Lynne Champlin, Tracy Nicole Chapman (The Lion King) Dwayne Clark, Angela DeCicco, Aisha deHaas, Kena Tangi Dorsey (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum), John Treacy Egan (Jekyll & Hyde), Duane Martin Foster, Robert H. Fowler, La-Rita Gaskins, Avis Graves, Charles Holt, Christ Jackson, Kimberly JaJuan, Capathia Jenkins (The Civil War), Vanessa A. Jones, Bryan Landrine, Aliza Loewy, Gail Lou, Terri O'Neill, Destan Owens, Jason Paige, John Eric Parker, Kelli Rabke, Nikki Rene, Devin Richards, Lisa M. Rickenbacker, Jacques C. Smith (Rent), Rebecca Spenser (Jekyll & Hyde), Shayna Steele (Rent), Dennis Stowe, Nicole Sutherland, Gregory Tapscott, Sharon Wilkins (The Life), Laurie Williamson, Virginia Woodruff and Christopher Zelno.
Tickets are $45 and can be reserved by calling (212) 840-0770. The New York Society for Ethical Culture is located at 2 West 64th Street. Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is on the web at http://www.bcefa.com.
-- By Christine Ehren