Stanley, Umphress and Brescia Are Friends With Benefits May 5 | Playbill

News Stanley, Umphress and Brescia Are Friends With Benefits May 5
The fourth installment of Friends With Benefits – a fundraiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS – plays the Metropolitan Room in Manhattan May 5.

Cry Baby's Elizabeth Stanley and Make Me a Song's Alysha Umphress head a list of Broadway performers that also includes Lisa Brescia (Wicked), Meghann Dreyfuss (Mamma Mia), Julie Reiber (Wicked), Q Smith (Les Miserables), Christopher Shyer (Mamma Mia), Rob Sutton (Mamma Mia) and Tori Scott (The Gallery).

MAC Award winner and Metropolitan Room headliner Amy Wolk (Different for Girls) and Gerard Salvador (Mamma Mia) create and produce the event that takes place at 9:30 PM.

MAC winner Steven Ray Watkins serves as musical director with Trevor Neumann on trumpet.

The Metropolitan Room is located in Manhattan at 34 West 22nd Street. There is a $15 cover charge and a two-drink minimum; call (212) 206-0440 for reservations.

* Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is the nation's largest industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organization. Since its founding in 1988 the organization has distributed over $130 million for services for people with AIDS, HIV or HIV-related illnesses. For more information call (212) 840-0770 or visit

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