A once in a lifetime event took place on January 14th, when original Broadway cast members and creators from the landmark musicals GREASE, NINE and GRAND HOTEL reunited to help one of their own in Kathi Moss' RAMA-LAMA-DING DONG REUNION! The Actor's Fund Benefit was held at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street.
BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive highlights from the special concert below!
The gala three-show reunion raised money for the continued healthcare of ailing fellow cast member Kathi Moss, who originated the roles of Cha-Cha Di Gregorio in GREASE, Saragina in NINE [in which she introduced the show-stopping "Be Italian"], and Mme. PeePee in GRAND HOTEL. In 2011 Ms. Moss was diagnosed with the rare disease cardiac amyloidosis.
Participants included: Karen Akers, Mark Baker, Tony Award nominee and Emmy Award winning choreographer Pat Birch, Jeanie Bowers, Shelly Burch. Andrew Casses, Carole Demas. International Ballroom Champions Pierre Dulaine and Yvonne Marceau, Taina Elg, Josh Franklin, Julie Hafner, David Jackson, Ken Jennings, Laura Kenyon, Dorothy Kiara, Tony Award and Olivier Award winner, Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Jane Krakowski, Ilene Kristen. Nancy McCall, Tony Award winner Liliane Montevecchi, Rita Rehn, Ken Leigh Rogers, Steve Ross, Camille Saviola, Tony Award nominee Bob Stillman, Patrick Wilcox, Tony Award nominee and Theatre World Award winner Walter Willison, Penny Worth, Alaina Warren Zachery, Tony Award winning songwriterMaury Yeston.
Directed and written by Laura Kenyon and Walter Willison, with Musical Supervision by Steve Ross, Musical Direction by Greg Jarrett & Daniel Sefik, the event was produced by Paul F. Burchett. Ted Seifman and Nick Padgettfor The Actors Fund of America.
Those wanting to make a contribution to the Kathi Moss event can visit The Actors Fund website: www.actorsfund.org and for more information on Kathi Moss, visit her website www.kathimoss.com.
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