Longoria's current album: Broadway Brick by Brick (Image via Michael Longoria)
Original Jersey Boys cast member Michael Longoria is hosting Songs for New Alternatives, a June 23 Pride concert that will benefit homeless LGBT youth via the charity New Alternatives.
With special co-host Ashley Austin Morris, Longoria's lineup features Constantine Maroulis, Diana DeGarmo, Daniel Reichard, Marty Thomas, Christina Bianco, Tori Scott, Ryan Raftery, Willito Rivera, Matthew Gagnon, Felicia Finley, Alexa Green, Ashanti J’aria, Danny Longoria, Tim Young, Jennifer Malenke, Michelle Dowdy, Cameron Mitchell Bell, Jennifer Bishop, Matthew Roscoe, Jenna Miller, Kristina Nicole Miller, Marissa Pontecorvo and Andrea Nardello.
Longoria says, “I strongly identify with the need to feel at 'home,' which is deeply missed when you are young and LGBT, estranged from family, and feel that there is nowhere that you belong. We need to look out for the LGBT youth of our community, if we don’t, who will?”
From a press release:
Broadway singer/actor Michael Longoria, along with Taylor James of 42West PR and Kristina Bramhall from Telsey + Company, are putting together a benefit concert for "New Alternatives", an organization that helps homeless LGBT youth (16-24) become self-sufficient and transition out of the shelter system and into stable adult lives. Their services include case management, education services, life skills training, community-building recreational opportunities for self-expression and support services for HIV+ youth.
The benefit is also a celebration of PRIDE kick off! ...
There will be a raffle at the event with prizes including:
Tickets to The Color Purple (Broadway)
Broadway Records Album Package
Bottle of Pinot By Tituss Autographed by Tituss Burgess
Tickets to Fiddler on the Roof (Broadway)
Tickets to Kinky Boots (Broadway)
Tickets to Finding Neverland (Broadway)
Tickets to Himself and Nora (Off Broadway)
Tickets to Trip of Love (Off Broadway)
Tickets to Feinstein’s/54Below
The show starts at 9 p.m. at Hardware, 697 10th Ave., NYC, NY 10036. $10 suggested donation.