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http://www.bornforbroadway.com/.

Special Thanks to: Elisa S. and Sarah H.

Kathie Lee Gifford hosts the second annual Born for Broadway concert — to benefit the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation — Oct. 4 at 8 PM at New World Stages.

Ragtime Tony nominee Marcia Milgrom Dodge directs the evening, which features musical direction by Larry Yurman.

The evening boasts performances by “Glee” star Jenna Ushkowitz as well as Adrian Bailey, Jim Brochu, Brandi Burkhardt, Ben Cook, Christopher Cox, Quentin Earl Darrington, Malcolm Gets, Josh Grisetti, Leigh Ann Larkin, Lesley Gore, Chad Kimball, Carole Lasser, Jamie Laverdiere, Eliza Hayes Mayer, Jeff McLean, Kathleen Monteleone, Christiane Noll, Orfeh, Robert Petkoff, Chris Pinnella, Sarah Rosenthal, Kaylie Rubinaccio, Bobby Steggert, Ali Stroker, John Tartaglia, Jenna Ushkowitz, Josh Walden, Noah Weisberg,

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to “curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy.” For more information visit website at www.ChristopherReeve.org.

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The 24th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction, which was held Sept. 26 in Shubert Alley, raised a total of $476,917 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Since its debut in 1987, the 24 editions of The Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction have raised a grand total of $8,638,669 for BC/EFA.

A total of $239,342 was raised by 72 tables: Highest earners were the booths hosted by the Broadway show Wicked ($19,834) and ”Broadway Beat” ($12,171).

This year’s Silent Auction included 114 items and raised $55,925. The top item sold was an A Little Night Music “Soon” musical phrase, handwritten and signed by Stephen Sondheim that went for $3,500.

This year’s grand auction, which featured longtime BC/EFA auctioneer Lorna Kelly and actor Bryan Batt (TV’s “Mad Men”), featured 44 “lots,” which raised $126,650. The top-selling lot was a walk-on role in the Broadway show Wicked that when for $16,500.

Broadway and daytime stars made appearances at the Autograph Table and Celebrity Photo Booths, which was emceed by Jim Caruso and raised $9,765. Dozens of stars donated their time and support to the tables, including Kate Baldwin, Bryan Batt, PJ Benjamin, Susan Blackwell, Heidi Blickenstaff, Mario Cantone, Kathleen Chalfant, Kristin Chenoweth, Terri Colombino, Stephanie D’Abruzzo, Jason Danieley, Ellen Dolan, Richard Easton, Malcolm Gets, Mandy Gonzalez, Montego Glover, Julie Halston, Ann Harada, Sean Hayes, Jessica Hecht, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Matthew Hydzik, Gregory Jbara, Cherry Jones, Andy Karl, Chad Kimball, Levi Kreis, Dan Lauria, Aaron Lazar, Judith Light, Robert Britton Lyons, Lorna Luft, David Andrew MacDonald, Andrea McArdle, Marin Mazzie, Jerry Mitchell, Julia Murney, Donna Murphy, Bebe Neuwirth, Phyllis Newman, Kelli O’Hara, Denis O’Hare, Orfeh, Austin Peck, Anthony Rapp, Vanessa Ray, Alice Ripley, Carole Shelley, Jordin Sparks, Elizabeth Stanley, Bobby Steggert, John Tartaglia, Patrick Wilson, Julie White, Colleen Zenk.

Last year’s Flea Market raised $403,929 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

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 over $195 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States

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There was no hair pulling but still an exciting night with former “The Housewives of New Jersey” star Danielle Staub at Boxers NYC in the city.  She was there to support Strengthen Our Sisters, a grassroots, community based, nonprofit, 155 bed shelter program serving homeless and battered women and children.  You can find out more information on the nights charity, Strengthen Our Sisters from their website at: http://www.strengthenoursisters.org.

I chatted with Danielle  to talk about her family, fans and, future!

Special thanks to Elisa S. and Sarah H.

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It was a late birthday present but as you know I am extremely humbled by people who go out and share their talents. I felt so privileged to see MANY talented people working together for two great causes: The Ali Forney Center and Broadway Speaks OUT.  This event was put together by incredible people and I urge you to donate your time, love, money -whatever!  It was great to see so many friends there and see this glorious turnout.  I also felt humbled to speak with not only the performers but co-founders and boyfriends Anthony Hollock and Marti Cummings and their parents.  They are a testament to what love really is.

Below are the pictures and video from the night’s festivities:

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The Ali Forney Center and Broadway Speaks OUT are teaming up for A Very MARY Holiday to benefit their organizations LGBT causes.

The Ali Forney Center (AFC) was started in June of 2002 in response to the lack of safe shelter for LGBT youth in New York City. We are committed to providing these young people with safe, dignified, nurturing environments where their needs can be met, and where they can begin to put their lives back together. AFC is dedicated to promoting awareness of the plight of homeless LGBT youth in the United States with the goal of generating responses on local and national levels from government funders, foundations, and the LGBT community.

Broadway Speaks OUT is an online talk show hosted by Martin Gould Cummings. This informative program provides viewers with an inside look at Broadway, current events, and the LGBT community.

Broadway Speaks OUT is also a concert series that brings innovative and exciting music and theatre in support of the LGBT rights movement. Each concert features a variety of Broadway performers who use their talents to fight for equality. Every concert benefits an LGBT charity and/or organization.

http://broadwayspeaksout.com/

http://www.aliforneycenter.org/

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This is a HOT event and it’s going fast!!

 

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Come and support The Ali Forney Center & Broadway Speaks OUT with a star studded cast!!!

See you on November 30th!

The Ali Forney Center houses gay and lesbian youths who are homeless.

As the visibility of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people grows in our society, more and more LGBT teens are finding the courage to come out of the closet. Tragically, as many as 25% of these teens are rejected by their families, and many end up homeless on the streets.

Join Broadway Stars & NYC Favorites:

  • TONY AWARD WINNER BD WONG
  • Nick Adams (Guys&Dolls, A Chorus Line)
  • Tituss Burgess (Little Mermaid, Guys & Dolls)
  • Kate Pazakis (Jerry Springer the Opera)
  • Anthony Hollock (Hair, Mr. Broadway 2009)
  • Frankie James Grande (Mamma Mia, Mr. Broadway 2008)
  • Megan Reinking (Hair)
  • The HoneyBuns-Lauren Elder, Haven Burton, & Meabh O’Neill
  • Sean Bradford (The Lion King)
  • Jeffery Self & Cole Escola of LOGO TV
  • Michael Buckley of WhatTheBuck Show
  • Martin Gould Cummings
  • ORDER TICKETS – They are going fast!!!
    https://www.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/7492015

    Produced by: Broadway Speaks OUT

    Sponsoring: BSO & The Ali Forney Center

    Sponsored By: Dixon Place & NEXT Magazine

    for information on AFC visit http://www.aliforneycenter.org
    for information on BSO visit http://www.broadwayspeaksOUT.com

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    My trusty accomplice Elisa and I went to the red carpet gala for “Once Upon a Time in Manhattan” to benefit Ronald McDonald House. HUGE SPORTS AND FILM MEMORABILIA

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    Once Upon A Time in Manhattan is a charity gala to benefit Ronald McDonald House, hosted by Fox 5’s Dari Alexander with a live performance by Bradford. Guests will enjoy a strolling black tie dinner catered by Cipriani, cocktails by Diageo Spirits, and music by celebrity DJ Catherine Oullette (a.k.a. “SynCity”). Following dinner, a large silent auction will be held. (more…)

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