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Announcing: Richard M. Sherman, Kerry O’Malley, Bruce Vilanch & More Join ‘One Starry Night’ Benefit 1/13/14
ACADEMY AWARD-WINNER RICHARD M. SHERMAN, BRUCH VILANCH, BROADWAY’S KERRY O’MALLEY
AND MORE JOIN CAST OF
ONE STARRY NIGHT
Hollywood and Broadway Stars Come Together to Fight ALS
at The Pasadena Playhouse
One Night Only Benefit Performance
Monday, January 13, 2014 at 8pm
Co-Producers Juliana Hansen and Jonathan White will present a one night only benefit performance, ONE STARRY NIGHT: Hollywood and Broadway Come Together to Fight ALS, on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 8pm, hosted by The Pasadena Playhouse. The evening will also include a silent auction (beginning at 7pm) and VIP post-show meet-and-greet. Proceeds will provide critical funding for The ALS Association Golden West Chapter’s mission priorities in care services, public policy, and cutting-edge global research toward treatments and cure.
Joining the cast of ONE STARRY NIGHT will be Richard M. Sherman (two-time Academy Award-winner for Best Song and Best Score of Mary Poppins, who is being portrayed by Jason Schwartzman in the just-released Disney film Saving Mr. Banks), Kerry O’Malley, Amy Paffrath, Barry Pearl, Drew Seeley, Daniel Tatar, and Bruce Vilanch. Directed by Grammy Award-nominee Bruce Kimmel, with musical direction and orchestrations by Richard Allen, the evening will also feature performances by the previously announced (in alphabetical order) Obba Babatunde, James Barbour, Kay Cole, Daisy Eagan, Crow Garrett, Ilene Graff, Juliana Hansen, Melora Hardin, Jean Louisa Kelly, Jason and Nolan Livesay, Gary Morgan and The Flying Morgans, James Mulligan, Reagan Pasternak, Jonathan Pendragon, Joan Ryan, Rex Smith, and Terri White. The evening will also feature special appearances by Terri Ivens, Kate Linder, and Charlene Tilton.
ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. People with ALS eventually lose the ability to initiate and control muscle movement, which often leads to total paralysis and death within two to five years of diagnosis. For unknown reasons, veterans are twice as likely to develop ALS as the general population. There is no cure, and only one drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration modestly extends survival.
The mission of The ALS Association is to lead the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig’s disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support. By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The ALS Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure. The Golden West Chapter serves people with ALS and their families in 31 counties throughout California and in the state of Hawaii. For more information visit www.alsagoldenwest.org.
With generous media sponsorship from the Pasadena Independent, ONE STARRY NIGHT: Hollywood and Broadway Coming Together to Fight ALS will take place on Monday, January 14, 2014 at 8pm at The Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Avenue, in Pasadena, 91101. Tickets prices range from $25—$100, with premium seating available at $250. The VIP post-show meet and greet is available for an additional $75. To purchase online go to www.PasadenaPlayhouse.org/onestarrynight. Tickets are also available via phone at (626) 356-7529 and in person at The Pasadena Playhouse box office (visit website for hours).
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ANA ORTIZ, MEGAN HILTY, JASON ROBERT BROWN,
VALERIE PERRI, SUSAN EGAN, LUKE MENARD, MICHELLE DUFFY,
GEORGIA STITT AND MORE
SET TO PERFORM AT ANGELS 4 ANA BENEFIT CABARET
MONDAY, JUNE 7, 2010
Many talented performers from the worlds of stage and screen are coming together to perform on Monday evening, June 7, in support of their friend and colleague Ana Adame, who has been fighting late-stage lymphoma since February of this year. The curtain will rise at 8pm at Boston Court Performing Arts Center in Pasadena, with doors opening at 7:00 for a silent auction. Angels 4 Ana is a visiting presentation at Boston Court Performing Arts Center.
Friends of Ana who are scheduled to appear include Ana Ortiz (Ugly Betty), Megan Hilty (Wicked), Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Last Five Years, Songs for a New World), Valerie Perri (Evita), Susan Egan (Beauty and the Beast), American Idol finalist Luke Menard, Brendan Milburn and Valerie Vigoda of Groovelily, Steve Kazee (Spamalot), and Georgia Stitt (Big Red Sun, Mosaic); Gina Coconato; and cast members Ryan Castellino, Jim Holdridge and Jessica Keenan Wynn from Life Could Be A Dream, currently in its ninth smash month at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre in Hollywood.
Christopher Lloyd Bratten will serve as the evening’s music director. He has worked with many talented artists such as Shoshana Bean, Eden Espinosa, Zachary Quinto, Paula Cole and Neil Patrick Harris, to name only a few. Currently, Christopher is the music director for Show At Barre, a unique cabaret experience which performs every Saturday night in Los Angeles. Continue reading…