Just in - with Hurricane Sandy on the way in, and the MTA just announcing that it will shut down at 7pm this evening - BROADWAY SCARES has been cancelled for tonight.
Due to the threat of severe weather from Hurricane Sandy and the shutdown of New York City mass transit, Broadway Scares: Night of the Singing Dead, a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS featuring the cast of Broadway’s Evita, has been postponed. The benefit, which was to include a concert, costume contest and dance party, had been scheduled for 9 pm Sunday, October 28, at XL Nightclub in New York City.
A make-up date for the event has not been determined. Ticket holders will be contacted directly and offered tickets to a rescheduled date, refunds or the opportunity to convert their tickets into a donation.
"As excited as we were for a phenomenal show, the safety of our audience, cast and volunteers takes precedent," said Broadway Cares Producing Director Michael Graziano. "The strength of approaching Hurricane Sandy, as well as this morning’s announcement of New York City’s mass transit service suspension, made it clear that postponement was the best option."
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation's leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources and generosity of the American theatre community, since 1988 BC/EFA has raised more than $225 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.
Broadway Cares awards annual grants to more than 450 AIDS and family service organizations nationwide and is also the major supporter of the social service programs at The Actors Fund, including the HIV/AIDS Initiative, the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative and the Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic.
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