BootLeg Betty

Eric Kornfeld and Richard Jay-Alexander (Kiss My Brass)
Lend Their Talents, Benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

The October 16th Benefit at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, Benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Is Titled:

“FROM STAGE TO SCREEN AND BACK AGAIN”

NEW YORK, NY — (MARKET WIRE) — 09/30/2005

(For full press release, and photos: visit Click Here)

BroadwayWorld.com, the premiere theatre site on the web, is proud to announce the official “starting line-up” for Standing Ovations IV: FROM STAGE TO THE SCREEN AND BACK AGAIN. The latest edition of this popular series will take place on Sunday evening, October 16th, at 6:30 PM, at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater. Standing Ovations IV is being directed by Richard Jay-Alexander, and produced by Robert Diamond and Eddie Varley. All proceeds from the evening will benefit Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS.

BroadwayWorld.com’s Standing Ovations IV will take place on October 16, 2005Performers currently scheduled to appear include (in alphabetical order): Michael Arden, Brooks Ashmanskas, D’Jamin Bartlett, Jennifer Rae Beck, Polly Bergen, Sarah Uriarte Berry, Steven Brinberg as Simply Barbra, David Burnham, Andrea Burns, Jaime Camil, Paul Castree, Natascia Diaz, Joey Dudding, Felicia Finley, Malcolm Gets, Nicolette Hart, Catherine Hickland, Cheyenne Jackson, Alexis Kalehoff, Joe Machota, Mackenzie Mauzy, Andrea McArdle, Sean McDermott, Howard McGillin, Jane Monheit, Crista Moore, Melba Moore, Paul Pecorino, Paige Price, Anthony Rapp, Eden Riegel, Lea Salonga, Natalie Toro, Josh Walden, Jessica-Snow Wilson, The Original 1982 Urchins from Little Shop of Horrors (Sheila Kay Davis, Leilani Jones and Jennifer Leigh Warren) — 23 years later! There will also be some unannounced performers and other surprises for our audience. It’s sure to be a night to remember.

“The minute I sat with Robert and Eddie at Angus McIndoe and they told me the theme that they had chosen, I was in,” says Jay-Alexander. “It gives me a great opportunity to put together an intelligent and entertaining evening — calling upon many different styles and generations of performers. Many of them I know, some I don’t know, but have seen their work and am very excited to work with. The format of this ‘Standing Ovations’ will be radically different, continuing to build on the success of those from the past. My goal is simply to blow the roof off of Joe’s Pub.” Our musical director for this amazing cast, and band is John Fischer. The show is being written by Eric Kornfeld. Stage Manager: Bobby McGuire.

* SPECIAL BONUS FOR OUR AUDIENCE — Especially for the occasion, attendees of Standing Ovations IV will receive a complimentary copy of Darcie Denkert’s new (hot off the presses) coffee table book: “A Fine Romance: Hollywood/Broadway (The Magic. The Mayhem. The Musicals.),” courtesy of Watson-Guptill Publications (A $45 Value). As publicity notes describe, the 320 page coffee table book is for everyone who loves movie musicals and Broadway musicals alike. We will also be thanking our gifted and talented cast with a copy of this new glossy release.

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) is the nation’s leading industry-based, not-for-profit AIDS fundraising and grant making organization. BC/EFA is the on-going, committed response from the American Theatre community to an urgent worldwide health crisis. By drawing upon the talents, resources, and generosity of this community, BC/EFA raises funds for AIDS-related causes across the United States. Since its founding in 1988, BC/EFA has raised over $80 million for critically needed services for people with AIDS, HIV or HIV-related illnesses. http://bcefa.org.

In keeping with this generosity, Richard Jay-Alexander, our director, who is a member of the Board of Trustees, will be donating his entire fee for this event.

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