Conceived and directed by David Alpert (The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide, Guys and Dolls, White Noise), the 9:30 PM event is composed entirely of show-stopping songs that conclude the first act of Broadway musicals. Chris Blisset is host.
Audiences can expect to hear songs from Sunday in the Park with George, Avenue Q, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Chicago, The Apple Tree and more.
In addition to Paice (Curtains, The 39 Steps), Davis (Sweet Charity), Burgess (Guys and Dolls) and Rowat (Guys and Dolls), the concert features Russell Fishcer (Jersey Boys), Kate Jennings Grant (Guys and Dolls), Nancy Anderson (Wonderful Town), John Treacy Egan (The Producers), Kate Shindle (Legally Blonde), Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Avenue Q), Nikki Renee Daniels (Les Misérables), Jonathan Rayson (Little Shop of Horrors), Ben Cameron (Wicked) and Celina Carvajal (Toxic Avenger).
The Living for Today ensemble includes Jeffrey Paul Baker, Jana DeBusk, Heather Dolan, Justin Goodemoot, Martin Landry, Killian Patton, Cassandra Sandberg and Cassandra Blair Weekley. Michael Postic serves as musical director.
Youtube personality Randy Rainbow is also going to debut a new video as part of the evening.
Living for Today was created in honor of the late Gilana Shira Alpert by her brother, David Alpert. The Gilana Shira Alpert Fund was established in 2007 following the loss of Alpert at the age of 26. The fund, which has raised over $17,000, supports organizations Gilana was passionate about, including equality rights, sex education, theatre studies and Holocaust awareness.
There is a $10 cover charge and a $15 food/drink minimum. For reservations call (212) 695-6909 or visit BeechmanTheatre.
The Laurie Beechman Theatre is located within the West Bank Cafe at 407 West 42nd Street.