The cast of the hit Broadway revival of Evita will offer tricks and treats as they present Broadway Scares: Night of the Singing Dead, the first ever Halloween extravaganza to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, on Sunday, October 28 at XL Nightclub.
The ghostly evening will include a concert, costume contest and late-night dance party. Special guest Alice Ripley (Next to Normal) is set to perform and celebrity blogger Perez Hilton (Newsical The Musical) will help judge the costume contest.
Among the Evita cast members scheduled to appear are Rachel Potter, Bradley Dean, Laurel Harris, Brad Little, Jessica Lea Patty and Daniel Torres.
Drag diva Bianca Del Rio will serve as hostess for the evening including a post-concert costume contest for audience members. The winner of the best costume will receive two tickets to Evita, a backstage tour of the Marquis Theatre and the chance to meet Ricky Martin after the show. The spooks will then continue late into the night with a ghoulish dance party.
Doors will open at 8:30 pm with the concert scheduled to begin at 9 pm. Tickets for this special benefit are $40 for reserved seating and $20 for general admission. They may be purchased in advance at broadwaycares.org or by calling 212.840.0770, ext. 268.
XL Nightclub is located at 512 West 42nd Street, between Ninth and Tenth Avenues, in New York.
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 $195 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.
Broadway Cares awards annual grants to more than 400 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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