The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to present "In Full Bloom," a benefit concert for The Wishing Kids Foundation. The event will be produced by Ryan Murray, a graduate of NYU-Tisch, Cap 21, and an Avenue Q cast alumni.
The concert will star Broadway performers Nick Adams, Aaron Lazaar, Tituss Burgess, Clarke Thorell, Cara Cooper, Ramona Keller, Randy Redd, Destan Owens, Sarah Stiles and Nikki M. James. The Wishing Kids Foundation is an organization that will provide a sense of comfort, a source of support, and a resource to help erase the inevitable hardships – financial and otherwise – when fighting cancer or other terminal illnesses. There will also be a silent auction of celebrity-based items taking place before the show, including signed memorabilia by Joanna Gleason, Jerry Mitchell, Judy Kuhn, the cast of Wicked, the cast of Priscilla, and more!
Producer Ryan Murray is a native of northern California and a graduate of NYU-Tisch, Cap21. He has just finished playing the role of Princeton in Avenue Q in CA. Along with a handful of off-Broadway productions, he was seen in the Broadway-bound production of Lone Star Love, which became famous for its "unruly Hollywood celebrity." He also had a two-year stint on "The Guiding Light" as the Head of Towers. His commercial for "Bridezillas" as a dancing cater-waiter continues to grace the small screen, and you may have seen him as the new face of Paco Rabanne's 1 Million fragrance. Ryan is thrilled to be presenting the inaugural benefit for The Wishing Kids Foundation, which he founded after his mother's passing last year.
"In Full Bloom"
Monday, August 6 at 7pm
Birdland, 315 West 44 Street, NYC
212-581-3080 or www.BirdlandJazz.com
$40 and $30 cover, $10 food/drink minimum per person