For the second year in a row Broadway Sings for Pride (www.Broadway Sings for Pride) performed at Couture Fashion Week! The “Mon Amour” fashion collection will be shown amid the dazzling list of Broadway and New York theater performers from the non for profit organization BROADWAY SINGS FOR PRIDE (www.BroadwaySingsforPride.
Cast includes: Chondra Profit (Disney’s The Lion King on Broadway), Christian Dante White (Broadway and London’s The Scottsboro Boys), Romelda T. Benjamin (Broadway’s Brooklyn, Pre-Broadway’s Catch Me If You Can), MJ Rodriguez (Rent at New World Stages, 2011 Clive Barnes Award Winner), Adam Shapiro (HBO Film’s The Normal Heart, Zorro The Musical International Tour), Rachel Lorin (Pop singer and star of Oxygen Network’s The Next Big Thing), Noreen Crayton (Rent National Tour, Award-winning gospel recording artist), Kyle Motsinger (Off Broadway’s Fancy Nancy the Musical), Ashley Tobias (American Idiot 2nd National/1st International Tour, Panic! The Musical), Elissa Goldstein (NBC Universal’s An Affirmative Act, Lady Peacock, Disney’s National Tour of Grease On Ice), Brian Craft (Off-Broadway Revival of Let My People Come), Rachele Rommes (Minnesota Timberwolves dancer/choreographer), Rori Nogee (Off-Broadway’s Showgirls! The Musical!, Off-Broadway’s Pinkalicious), Onyie (Rent National Tour, Cirque Dreams Illumination Tour), Bryan Austermann (Majestic Theater), Alexis Acar (Creator/Director of PANIC! The Musical, Washington National Opera), Matt Corr (Off-Broadway’s BARE: A Pop Opera, Panic! The Musical), Haley Selmon (Off-Broadway Revival of Let My People Come, Panic! The Musical), Rachel Sophia (Panic! The Musical), Megan Dorn (Boston Pops, Panic! The Musical), Michael Fernandes (Plays-in-the-Park Production’s Hairspray, Panic! The Musical), Beverly Jensen (42nd Street Broadway Asia Tour), Gabby Grywalski (Dance of Asian America).
The night which will feature the newest collection by founder Andres Aquino, and will feature Broadway performers from BROADWAY SINGS FOR PRIDE (http://
This portion of Couture Fashion Week is being produced by Andres Aquino, Broadway Sings for Pride founder Neal B (http://www.nealb.tv/) and Artists Proof Productions. All musical talent for this portion is affiliated with Broadway Sings for Pride.
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BROADWAY SINGS FOR PRIDE is a non-for-profit charitable organization, which brings together Broadway talent, activists and celebrities to promote LGBT equality through song. Broadway Sings for Pride has raised thousands for the LGBT New York community. Among some of Broadway Sings for Pride’s supporters: Tony award-winner Carol Channing, actor Channing Tatum, Grammy award-winner LeAnn Rimes, Tony nominee Adam Pascal (Rent). For more information, visit:www.BroadwaySingsForPride.
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The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization will honor Margaret Russell, the Editor in Chief of Architectural Digest, and Tony Award winning actress Patti LuPone, where each will receive the 2014 HRC Ally for Equality Award Celebrity interior designer Nate Berkus will be a special guest. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will headline the event on February 8, 2014 at the Waldorf Astoria.
The Ally for Equality award is given to allies outside the LGBT community who stand up on behalf of equality for all Americans. Through her work at Architectural Digest, Ms. Russell not only features the work of contemporary LGBT architects and designers, but also honors the memory of LGBT architectural icons. As a singer and actress, Patti LuPone has publicly supported LGBT equality for many years and has said that her vocal LGBT following gives her credibility.
The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.
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NEALB.tv had a chance to chat with Neil Patrick Harris at the Drama League’s 30th Annual Musical Celebration of Broadway honoring Golden Globe Nominee and Emmy® Award winner Neil Patrick Harris on Monday, February 3, 2013.
Special Guest: “Project Runway’s” Tim Gunn.
Performers: David Burtka,, Tony Award® winners Harvey Fierstein, Zachary Levi, Audra McDonald, Karen Ziemba with James Barbour, Becky Ann Baker, Erin Davie, Katie Finneran, Malcolm Gets, Kate Jennings Grant, Cady Huffman, Eddie Korbich, Marc Kudisch, Aaron Lazar, Norm Lewis, Lisa O’Hare, Kal Penn, Bryce Pinkham, Anthony Rapp, Krysta Rodriguez, Tony Vincent, Lauren Worsham and more.
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The Musical Celebration of Broadway brings together 500 of New York City’s most influential arts supporters, celebrities, and luminaries for a black-tie evening of cocktails, dinner, and the acclaimed, unforgettable musical revue that is the signature of this event. Featuring dozens of stars from film, television and theatre, the Musical Celebration of Broadway, directed by Tony® Award winner Michael Mayer and Johanna McKeon, will highlight songs from Mr. Harris’ musical theater triumphs in shows that include Rent, Assassins, Cabaret, Sweeney Todd, among others. Mr. Mayer and Ms. McKeon are alumni of The Drama League Directors Project. The evening’s one-of-a-kind all-star tribute, hosted by Emmy®, Grammy, Oscar and Tony® Award winner, Whoopi Goldberg, is co-produced by Roger T. Danforth and Trevor Tamashiro. Amy Eller and Ellen Fox are the Gala Co-Chairpersons.
The black-tie gala supports The Drama League’s educational initiatives for promising young artists.
For the second year in a role, Broadway cast members from Jersey Boys, The Lion King, etc and non for profit group Broadway Sings for Pride alum (www.BroadwaySingsforPride.com) will headline the closing night of the 16th Annual Long Island Gay & Lesbian Film Festival on the evening of Monday, November 11, 2013.
Broadway Sings for Pride alum scheduled to appear: Russell Fischer (Broadway’s Jersey Boys), Chondra L. Profit (Disney’s The Lion King on Broadway), Matt Leisy (Off Broadway’s The Fantasticks), Rachel Lorin (pop singer recording artist and star of the Oxygen Networks “The Next Big Thing”), and Noreen Crayton (Gospel recording artist, Rent National Tour).
November 7, 2013. The Apollo Theatre. New York City.
Often referred to as “the funniest woman in the world,” the iconic African-American standup comedienne Jackie “Moms” Mabley broke racial and sexual boundaries and continues to inspire comedians to this day. In her directorial film debut, Whoopi Goldberg, a modern-day comedy favorite pays homage to this pioneering talent.
Attendees included: Whoopi Goldberg (Director/Producer), Tom Leonardis (Producer), Andre Holland (“42”, “1600 Penn”), Billy Mitchell (Apollo Ambassador aka “Mr. Apollo”), Capone (Comedian), Clarke Peters (“Person of Interest”, “The Wire”), Debra Martin Chase (Producer), Dick Cavett, Dolvett Quince (“The Biggest Loser”), Tigist Selam (“Intersection”), Margot Bingham (“Boardwalk Empire”), George Schlatter (Producer), Jon Michael Hill (“Detroit 1-8-7”, “Elementary”), Kathy Griffin (Emmy award-winning Comedian), Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show), Rain Pryor, S. Epatha Merkerson (“Law and Order” & “Deception”), Shawn Cornelius (Comedian/Radio personality)
Photography by: Lev Radin & Pedro Hernandez, Guest Correspondent Cameron Grey Rose
October 31, 2013. Bette Midler’s New York Restoration Project celebrated its 18th anniversary at the annual Hulaween Benefit Gala, The theme was Hulaween in The Big Easy.
The New York Restoration Project was founded by Bette Midler in 1995, and is devoted to restoring, revitalizing and developing under served parks, community gardens and other open spaces in New York City.
Bette Midler, Harry Connick, Jr., Michael Kors, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Billy Crystal, Glenn Close, Katie Couric and John Molner, Christine Ebersole, Jill Goodacre, Kate Lear and Jon LaPook, Clifford Ross, and more all attended.
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Special thanks to: Angelo Spinello, Cameron Grey Rose, Neal Equality B, Pedro Alberto, Richie Favuzzi, & Lev Radin