Evita To Present “Broadway Scares” Halloween Benefit

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS holds a number of benefits throughout the year, but now they are taking the year’s scariest tradition by storm with the first-ever Broadway Scares: Night of the Singing Dead extravaganza.  The event will be presented by the cast of the hit Broadway revival Evita and will be held near Times Square at the XL Nightclub (512 W. 42nd Street) on Sunday, October 28.

Hosted by drag star Bianca del Rio, Broadway Scares will begin with a Halloween-themed concert that will feature several Evita cast members, Broadway stars, and a special appearance from the Tony Award winning star of Next To Normal, Alice Ripley.  Following the concert, audience members will be invited to take part in a costume contest, judged in part by gossip blogger and Newsical The Musical star Perez Hilton.  The fun will continue on late into the night with a ghoul-friendly dance party.

The Broadway Scares: Night of the Singing Dead benefit starts at 9pm (doors open at 8:30pm).  Tickets for this spooktacular event are a bargain at just $40 for reserved seating, or $20 for general admission.  Buy tickets by calling 212-840-0770 (ext. 268) or by visiting www.broadwaycares.org online.

Perez Hilton To Star Off-Broadway in NEWSical the Musical

Perez Hilton

Notorious internet gossip writer Perez Hilton will be putting himself in the celebrity spotlight soon, when he makes his New York City stage debut in the topical Off-Broadway show NEWSical the Musical.  Hilton will co-star in the revue for a limited time, beginning performances on September 8 and remaining with NEWSical for approximately four weeks.

The brainchild of writer/composer Rick Crom, NEWSical the Musical is a satirical news show set to music, periodically updated and lampooning everything from politics to pop culture.  The latest version will include a number about the Chick-fil-A controversy, as well as song written specifically for and about Perez Hilton.

Though primarily famed as a blogger, Perez Hilton has never shied from attention, so taking a stage role seems a natural choice for the celebrity gossip columnist.  Hilton will join the NEWSical cast that already includes master impressionists and singers like Christine Pedi, Christina Bianco, Michael West, Amy Griffen, and Tommy Walker.

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