Rudetsky to Host "Camp" Benefit Screening at Duplex with Film's Cast Members

News   Rudetsky to Host "Camp" Benefit Screening at Duplex with Film's Cast Members
Musical director Seth Rudetsky, who presents the weekly Seth's Broadway Chatterbox, will host an upcoming benefit screening of "Camp" at the Duplex.

In addition to the screening of the acclaimed 2003 film, the April 3 evening to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will feature a live musical performance from the film's cast. Rudetsky will also interview the film's writer and director, Todd Graff.

Among those scheduled to take part in the live performance are "Camp" stars Sasha Allen (Dee), Patrick Cubbedge (Patrick), Steven Cutts (Shaun), Robin DeJesus (Michael), Julie Kleiner (Lisa), Daniel Letterle (Vlad), Tony Melson (Tony), Dequina Moore (Dequina), Brittany Pollack (Brittany), Tiffany Taylor (Jenna) and Caitlin Van Zant (Ilana).

"Camp," according to production notes, "concerns a group of young people at musical-theater camp. While the sports counselor is completely ignored, the kids spend all their time in rehearsal for a grueling schedule that involves a new show every two weeks. Several personal stories come to the fore: is talented golden-boy Vlad honest in his feelings about Ellen? Can cross dressing Michael have a relationship with his parents? Will the one-hit-wonder composer and now camp counselor Bert Hanley remain mired in drink and cynicism? Fireworks are in store when Fritzi, who slavishly serves glamour girl Jill, is finally told to get a life, and the parents of Jenna, whose jaw has been wired shut in a compromise to avoid being sent to 'fat camp,' learn a valuable lesson at the summer's big end-of-season benefit."

"Camp" features songs from such musicals as Company, Dreamgirls, Follies and Promises, Promises as well as original music and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Michael Gore, Stephen Trask, Robert Telson and Victoria Williams.

Tickets are priced at $10 with a two-drink minimum; all proceeds will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The Duplex is located at 61 Christopher Street in the West Village. For reservations, call (212) 255-5438.

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