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Jun 01 2016
Singing OVATION: Gay Pride Charity Concert To Rock NYC Comments (0)

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OVATION: Broadway Sings for Gay Pride's 6th Annual Gay Pride Charity Concert has an unwieldy name, but it sounds pretty great, with appearances by Bebe Neuwirth, Kimberley Locke, Suze Orman, Henry Krieger and tons more.

Get yer tickets here, New Yorkers, if you're around on Monday, June 20.

More info after the jump ...

From a press release:

CELEBRATE NEW YORK CITY LGBT PRIDE LIKE NO OTHER!  On Monday, June 20, 2016, Broadway Sings for Pride will premiere their 6th anniversary benefit concert in New York City at the JCC Manhattan! This milestone event will be filled with singing (from pop to Broadway), stories, special celebrity guests and of course fun! The proceeds will benefit a worthy LGBT youth organization in the New York City area.

The one-night-only benefit event, entitled "Ovation", will feature the best in New York and beyond from the world of film, television and theater!  

The 8 PM event at the JCC Manhattan (334 Amsterdam Avenue at West 76th Street) will be hosted by the fabulous LESLI MARGHERITA (Olivier Award Winner, Matilda the Musical & Dames at Sea on Broadway) & TOMMY DIDARIO (Lifestyle Writer, Advocate & Entrepreneur) and feature prominent guest speakers and artists including: 
- BEBE NEUWIRTH (Emmy and 2 time Tony award winner, Madam Secretary)
- SUZE ORMAN (television host,  internationally acclaimed personal finance expert)
- HENRY KRIEGER (Grammy-award winning composer, Tony and Academy Award nominee, Dreamgirls)
- PATRICIA VELASQUEZ (First Latina Supermodel, Showtimes The L Word, Social Entrepreneur Wayuu Taya)
- JASON STUART (The Birth of a Nation, Comedian, FOXs Sleepy Hollow),
- KIMBERLEY LOCKE (Pop Star, American Idol, Television host)
- NATHAN LEE GRAHAM (Zoolander, Broadway's Priscilla, Queen of the Desert)
- CHRISTIANE NOLL (Tony nominee, Broadway's Ragtime & Jekyll & Hyde)
- DANIEL QUADRINO (Broadway's Newsies & Wicked)
- EDEN ESPINOSA (Broadway's Wicked and Rent)
- N'KENGE (Original Broadway Casts of Motown the Musical, Sondheim on Sondheim)
- CODY SCOTT LANCASTER (Broadway's Rock of Ages) 
- ADAM B. SHAPIRO (HBO Film's The Normal Heart, Netflix Master of None)
- VALERIE SMALDONE (5-time Billboard Magazine Award-winner, Radio personality)
- DANIEL DROMM (New York City Council Member & LGBT Caucus Member)
- TODD BUONOPANE (Broadway's Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella)
- ENISA, Wilhelmina Models & Singer
- DALTON PRIMEAUX, (Writer/Blogger)
- ROMAN YOUNG, Wilhelmina Models
- BRANDON GARR, Fashion Stylist and Creative Consultant

Charles Santoro will serve as the musical director, arranger and pianist. He will be joined by David Cinquegrana on guitar, Joe Mankin on bass guitar and John Ferrari on percussion. Neal Bennington and Robert Miele will produce the event.

OVATION will begin at 8:00PM at the JCC Manhattan (334 Amsterdam Avenue at West 76th Street).  

For tickets, reservations, full cast and information, please visit: 
Facebook: Broadway Sings for Pride