American Idol and Hair star Diana DeGarmo and Andrew Leeds (Bones, Get Shorty) will co-star in a concert presentation of Quilt, A Musical Celebration, set to take place June 21–23 at Judson Memorial Church.
Based on true stories from friends and loved ones, Quilt celebrates and remembers both those who died from AIDS and those who have survived or been left behind. The work premiered in 1992 in conjunction with the NAMES Project and the Smithsonian Institute as a means to celebrate the lives of people affected by the HIV/AIDS crisis.
DeGarmo and Leeds will be joined by actors, singers, and performers representing a cross-section of the HIV activist community and community organizations.
Quilt has a book and lyrics by Jim Morgan, book by John Schak, and music by Michael Stockler. Justin Kirkeberg will direct with music direction by Barbara Yahr. Orchestrations are by Brandon Kaplan; vocal direction is by Henco Espag Mark Perry.
The concerts will benefit the Callen-Lorde Community Health Center and Frontline AIDS. Quilt is presented in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.
For tickets, ranging $35–$65, visit QuiltMusical.org.