On May 20th Joseph Macchia presented the annual Cabaret Cares Gala to benefit Help Is On The Way Today. Cabaret Cares is the monthly benefit series that brings together the best of The Broadway and Cabaret community of New York. Created by cabaret producer Joseph Macchia who is also the founder and the president of Help Is On The Way Today a grass roots non for profit organization that helps and assists children and teens living with HIV and AIDS in New York City.
The evening held at The Laurie Beechman honored Marilyn Maye with the first ever Cabaret Cares Lifetime Achievement Award for her ongoing passion and contribution to the art form of cabaret. Radio personality Valerie Smaldone was honored with the Help Is On The Way Today Spirit Award for her ongoing support and contributions to Help Is On The Way Today.
Broadway's Robert Creighton hosted the live auction and Award Winning Cabaret and Broadway performer Jay Rogers hosted the evening. Broadway's Doreen Montalvo, Danny Bolero, Bernard Dotson, Robert Creighton, Natalie Toro, as well as Cabaret performers Susan Winter, Lennie Watts, Sidney Myer, Alison Nusbaum and more performed
Cabaret Cares set a new record raising over $20,000. Cabaret Cares will return for season 7 at The Laurie Beechman in September.