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RAISE THE ROOF: A Broadway Holiday-ish Benefit Celebration
St. Paul & St. Andrew United Methodist Church
New York, NY
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Upper West Siders, Victoria Clark, Sherie Rene Scott, Jessica Fontana, Howard McGillin, Mary Beth Peil and Allyson Tucker are joined by other Broadway favorites, including Derrick Baskin, Joe Carroll, Brian Cross, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Andrea Jones, Erin Mackey, Daniel J. Watts, and Alexandra Silber along with singer-songwriters Jane Kelly Williams and Shaina Taub to celebrate the holidays and raise funds for much needed repairs for the historic Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew. The evening will be filled with song and jubilee from this star-studded cast.

VICTORIA CLARK, member of St. Paul and St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, was most recently seen on Broadway in Gigi (Tony nomination). Other Broadway credits include: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella (Tony nom), The Snow Geese, Sister Act (Tony noms), The Light in the Piazza (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards), Urinetown, Cabaret, Titanic, How To Succeed, A Grand Night For Singing, Guys and Dolls, Sunday in the Park With George. Off Broadway: When the Rain Stops Falling, The Marriage of Bette and Boo, A Prayer for My Enemy. Film: Cradle Will Rock, The Happening, Main Street, Harvest, Tickling Leo. TV: Homeland, Mercy, Law and Order, Law and Order SVU. Opera: The Grapes of Wrath at Carnegie Hall.

SHERIE RENE SCOTT recently starred in and co-wrote (with Dick Scanlan) Whorl Inside A Loop. In 2010, she was nominated for the Tony Awards Best Actress and Best Book of a Musical (also co-written with Mr. Scanlan) for Everyday Rapture, as well as for Drama Desk Awards for Best Musical, Actress and Book and Lortel Awards for Leading Actress and Outstanding Musical. She wrote the critically acclaimed Piece of Meat and with Todd Almond released the studio recording All Will Be Well. Other credits include Landscape of the Body (Obie Award, Lucille Lortel Award), Dirty, Rotten Scoundrels (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Award nominations), The Little Mermaid (Outer Critics Circle Award nomination), Aida (Derwent Award), The Last Five Years (Drama Desk nomination), Randy Newman's Faust and Over and Over (Helen Hayes nomination). Ms. Scott founded Grammy Award-winning Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records.

The Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew United Methodist (SPSA) on Manhattan's
Upper West Side is so much more than a place for Sunday morning worshipping. It is a vital part of the fabric of New York City. This 19th century brick and terra cotta church houses a progressive Methodist congregation; its sanctuary is used by the neighboring B'nai Jeshurun congregation on Saturday mornings to accommodate their growing numbers; Rivers of Living Water, an African American LGBT congregation worships there on Sunday afternoons; the West Side Campaign Against Hunger, an innovative, and NYC's largest food pantry is housed in the cellar; a women's shelter, run in conjunction with B'nai Jeshurun, provides a meal and a bed for homeless women; and a tutoring program for K-12 children meets weekly, are just some of the many community activities housed in this beautiful, very old building.

Ongoing maintenance as well as much needed repair of the church, especially its roof proves to be a daunting undertaking. SPSA's congregation is donating and raising funds to help deflect the overwhelming costs incurred by the above. Many if the repairs can no longer wait or be satisfied with a band-aid any longer. The goal of this delightful evening of
music is to raise funds from the many congregations who use the space as well as
the community at large.
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Tickets will be available at the door beginning at 6:00 pm on December 14, 2015.

Location

St. Paul & St. Andrew United Methodist Church (View)
263 West 86th Street
New York, NY 10025
United States


Categories

Arts > Burlesque & Cabaret
Arts > Performance
Music > All Ages
Music > Singer/Songwriter
Other > Charity
Other > Family-Friendly

Minimum Age: 5
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

Contact

Owner: Gina Maria Leonetti
On BPT Since: Nov 03, 2012
 
Gina Leonetti Boonshoft, Producer
212-362-3179
spsaconcertinfo@gmail.com
 


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