Tonight, December 2, 2012, more than 10 of Broadway Sings for Pride's Broadway and theater luminaries will take part in a very special 102nd birthday celebration benefiting victims of Hurricane Sandy. In honor of Msgr. Marinacci's 102nd birthday, The Basilica of Saint Patrick's Old Cathedral will be hosting a fundraiser on behalf of the victims of Hurricane Sandy from 1:30-4:00pm at the Saint Patrick's Youth Center.
Msgr. Marinacci was Pastor of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral from 1971 to 1985. Throughout his priesthood, Monsignor spearheaded many charitable causes. He continues that tradition by dedicating his birthday celebration to the victims of Hurricane Sandy. There will be hors d'oeuvers, music and a 3:00pm showtime featuring the Broadway Sings for Pride talent!
Featuring: Neal B. (Founder, Broadway Sings for Pride, www.NealB.tv), Broadway Sings for Pride alums Chondra L. Profit (Disney's The Lion King), Calvin Grant (Broadway's Rent, Rocky Horror & Miss Saigon), Rebecca Larkin (South Pacific & Avenue Q on Broadway), Guto Bittencourt (Les Miserables Original Brazilian Cast), Noreen Crayton (Rent National Tour), Lauren Zakrin (MTV’s “Legally Blonde The Musical The Search for Elle Woods), Adam Shapiro (Zorro The Musical International Tour, Broadway World Boston Regional Award), Ashley Arcement (Grease on Broadway, A Chorus Line at Paper Mill Playhouse), Anthony Lee Medina (Spring Awakening National Tour, The Capeman at The Public), Tracie Franklin (The Color Purple & Hairspray National Tours), Kim Kalesti (Renown Jazz Vocalist, Lincoln Center's "Meet the Artists"), Alexis Yelis Acar (Washington National Opera), Erika Amato (Off-Broadway's Signs of Life, Hairspray at the Tuacahn Center for the Arts), Kyle Motsinger (Off Broadway's Fancy Nancy the Musical) and Benjamin Torres (The New Jersey State Opera).
The event will take place at Saint Patrick's Youth Center located at 277 Mulberry Street between Prince and Houston in New York City. Cast donations can be made at the door for the Sandy Relief Fund/Archdiocese. For more information, visit www.oldcathedral.org.
Broadway Sings For Pride is an exciting non-for-profit charitable organization, which brings together Broadway talent, activists and celebrities to promote LGBT equality through song. Broadway Sings for Pride has raised thousands for the LGBT community including The Hetrick-Martin Institute and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of New York City. Among some of Broadway Sings for Pride's supporters: Tony award-winner Carol Channing, actor Channing Tatum, Grammy award-winner LeAnn Rimes, Tony nominee Adam Pascal (Rent), Joy Behar (ABC's The View), singer Lance Bass ('N Sync). For more information, visit: www.BwayPride.org or on Facebook: Broadway Sings For Pride.