Falsettos Original Cast Reunites for Benefit
May 23, 2012
This is written by Chris Leidenfrost-Wilson:
Broadway stars Chip Zien and Jonathan C. Kaplan will be joining the group of original “Marvin Trilogy” cast members appearing at a benefit dinner supporting Long Island Crisis Center, Long Island’s oldest suicide prevention and crisis intervention agency, and its LGBT youth initiative, Pride for Youth. The dinner also will feature appearances by original In Trousers, March of the Falsettos, and Falsettos stars Michael Rupert, Alison Fraser, and Stephen Bogardus.
The event is being produced by Off Sides Entertainment, Inc., in conjunction with their limited Equity Showcase run of William Finn and James Lapine’s award-winning musical Falsettos. Off Sides is hoping to raise over $5,000 for Long Island Crisis Center, and will be hosting the pre-show dinner on June 2 at Le Pain Quotidien, sponsored by MELLOHAWK Logistics, Inc. The evening will also include an auction of rare Falsettos memorabilia including a signed copy of Stephen Bogardus’ original script, an original costume from March of the Falsettos, and Michael Rupert’s own “Falsettos” Broadway show jacket! The production will play at Manhattan’s The Theaters At 45 Bleecker Street from May 30 to June 15, after its critically acclaimed run on Long Island at Lantern Theatre. Falsettos will appear as a part of Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, New York’s premiere eco-friendly and socially-conscious theater festival.
The Planet Connections production will be directed by Rick Leidenfrost-Wilson. Watch for one the plays he wrote, The Declaration, coming soon to Indie Theater Now’s Planet Connections Collection.