This Holiday season will shine a little brighter as SPARKLE: An All-Star Holiday Concert makes it's New York City debut at XL Cabaret (XLCabaret.com) on Monday, December 17th, 2012 at 7:30pm with proceeds benefitting the programs and services of The Actors Fund (www.actorsfund.org). After 3 successful years as the "must-see" Holiday event of the season in Palm Springs CA, Producer, Host and native New Yorker Scott Nevins brings SPARKLE home with him for the holidays, featuring an all-star cast of performers from the worlds of film, television, Broadway and the music industry all singing in the season at this one night only extravaganza!
Currently scheduled to perform are Tony and Emmy Award® Winner Lillias White ("The Life", "Dreamgirls", "Fela!"), Tony Award® Nominee Norm Lewis ("The Gershwin's Porgy & Bess"), Tony Award® Nominee Robin De Jesus ("In The Heights"), Milena Govich ("Law & Order", "Cabaret"), Daniel Reichard ("Jersey Boys", "Midtown Men"), Nick Adams ("Priscilla: Queen of the Desert", "Guys & Dolls", "A Chorus Line"), Saycon Sengbloh ("Wicked", "Fela!", "AIDA"), Erin Quill (Original Cast Member of Broadway's "Avenue Q"), Jenna Leigh Green ("Wicked", "Sabrina: the Teenage Witch"), The Glamazons ("America's Got Talent"), multi award winning Cabaret artist Anne Steele, and international recording artist Kelly King. The evening will also feature a special reading of "Twas the Night Before Christmas" by legendary Tony Award® Winner Harvey Fierstein.
"I have always wanted to bring SPARKLE to New York City" says Producer and Host Scott Nevins, "and after hearing about the special outreach work that The Actors Fund is doing with victims of Hurricane Sandy, it felt like it was the perfect fit and the right time to do this. It's my own little way of helping my hometown recover while celebrating the spirit of the season."
General Admission Tickets for the show are $65 each; VIP Tickets (which include premium reserved seating and a private VIP Meet & Greet) are $100 each; and Standing room tickets are $45 each. General Admission and VIP Tickets have a 2 drink minimum. An a la carte menu of food from KTCHN is available at the show. To purchase tickets or to get more information about the evening, visit www.XLCabaret.com.
"Sparkle: An All-Star Holiday Concert" benefitting The Actors Fund
Monday, December 17th 2012
7:30pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)
XL Cabaret Theater (512 w42nd street – between 10th/11th Aves.)
The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that helps everyone-performers and those behind the scenes-who works in performing arts and entertainment, helping more than 12,800 people directly each year, and hundreds of thousands online. Serving professionals in film, theatre, television, music, opera, radio and dance, The Fund's programs include social services and emergency assistance, health care and insurance, housing, and employment and training services. With offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Actors Fund has-for 130 years-been a safety net for those in need, crisis or transition.
The Actors Fund is responding quickly to those in the entertainment community who have been impacted by Superstorm Sandy, by providing emergency financial assistance, social services and connection to community benefits and government resources. Within two weeks of the storm, The Fund has responded to more than 450 requests for help, and has provided emergency financial assistance for immediate needs like housing or shelter, food, transportation and access to essential medications and medical care. To apply for The Fund's Superstorm Sandy Emergency Assistance Fund or to make a donation, visit www.actorsfund.org.