Cast Members From The Book Of Mormon Headline Fundraising Cabaret
BEN PLATT, NIC ROLEAU & SYESHA MERCADO ALL SET TO APPEAR
CHICAGO, April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Select members of the Chicago cast of “Book of Mormon” will perform in a one-night-only cabaret fundraiser, Monday, April 29(th) at 7:30pm, at The Laugh Factory, 3175 North Broadway.
The event tops off the cast’s 6 week-long fundraising campaign for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Last year, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS awarded over 5 million dollars in support to HIV/AIDS and health care organizations around the globe, including local recipient, Chicago House.
Slated to appear are all three of the show’s headliners, Ben Platt (Pitch Perfect), Nic Roleau (Book of Mormon Broadway) and “American Idol” finalist, Syesha Mercado. Alongside their “Mormon” cast-mates, Platt, Roleau and Mercado will perform an intimate cabaret performance, including jazz, musical theater, and contemporary selections.
VIP meet and greet tickets are sold out, with a limited number of general admission tickets still available for $40. All tickets include two complimentary beverages.
Tickets available at www.laughfactory.com or by phoning the box office at (773) 327-3175.
ABOUT THE BENEFICIARIES:
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources and generosity of the American theatre community, since 1988 BC/EFA has raised more than $225 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.
Broadway Cares awards annual grants to more than 450 AIDS and family service organizations nationwide and is the major supporter of the social service programs at The Actors Fund, including the HIV/AIDS Initiative, the Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative, the Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic, The Dancers’ Resource and the Stage Managers’ Project.
Since 1985, Chicago House has served individuals and families by providing housing, employment services, medical linkages, HIV prevention services, and other supportive services to those who are disenfranchised by HIV/AIDS, poverty, homelessness, and/or gender nonconformity. All Chicago House services are provided without discrimination and are explicitly designed to guide people towards wholeness and self-sufficiency.
SOURCE Chicago House