Vegas came to Gotham when Gotham Stage Company and MS Hope for a Cure, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for Multiple Sclerosis, co-hosted the benefit evening "Vegas in Gotham - Playing for Hope," April 10 at The Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South).
The event was an evening of casino gaming for prizes accompanied by cabaret performances by "The Women of Gotham" benefiting two charitable organizations. The "Women of Gotham" included: Bridget Everett (At Least It's Pink); Julie Haubner Smith (Les Miserables); Betsy Werbel (Les Miserables), and Kimberly Stern (Becoming Adele).
Michael Barra, Producing Artistic Director of Gotham Stage Company offers, "Gotham is proud to team up with MS Hope for a Cure for this co-benefit. It's not every day that you can serve such a broad and diverse segment of the community in one night. With EJ Levy's long and successful history raising funds and awareness for MS we wanted to show our appreciation and support for her on behalf of the Off-Broadway community."
For tickets and more information on Gotham Stage Company, please visit www.GothamStage.org. Visit www.hopeforacure.org for more on Hope for a Cure.
Lauren Moore, Nicole Silva, Amy Youhas and Marsha Lewis
Margarita Rosario and Blutarco Garcia
Judd Levy, Blutarco Garcia, Lisa Risi and Ruth Brenner
Michael Barra and EJ Levy
Some of the prizes
Zach Shaffer and Bridget Everett
Maria Marchetti and Woody Woodstock
Brian Bustos and Shane Marshall Brown
Kimberly Stern, Julia Haubner Smith and Kathy Haubner
Greg Giancola, Francis Cannon, Randy Rains, Liz Kepniss and John Marshall, Frank Schultz, Christine Burke and Michele Manfreda
Peter Smith, Arnie Mazer, Julia Haubner Smith, Carl SmithHaan, Kimberly Stern, Cat McKenzie, and Matt Alago
Vinny Paolozzi, Michael Barra and Katie Dietz
Julie Haubner Smith
Julie Haubner Smith
Cat McKenzie, Katie Dietz, Nathan Jackson, Michael Barra and Darlene Jackson
Marsha Lewis and Nicole Silva
Judd Levy and Shane Marshall Brown
Mariq Martinez, Gary Williams and Sharon Dorsey
Cole Haan and Vin Paolazzi (Gotham Stage Company Board Chairman)
Shane Marshall Brown, Magical Matt and Derek Spisak
Michael Barra with benefit participants
Michael Barra, benefit participants and David Shih
Shirley Rodeiguez, Debra McBride and Paul Ness
Michael Barra and Katie Dietz
Bottom row left to right: Kimberly Stern, Stacy Pershep, Julia Haubner Smith, Peter Smith, Betsy Werbel; Middle Row: Michael Barra, Katie Dietz, Cat McKenzie; Top Row: Zach Shaffer, Vin Paolozzi, EJ Levy and Bridget Everett