Backstage Pass with Lia Chang

Erin Quill, Billy Porter, Stephanie J. Block, Max von Essen, Robin De Jesus, Natalie Douglas, Charl Brown and More set for Scott Nevins’ Sparkle: An All-Star Holiday Concert on Dec. 6

Haul out the holly and put up the tree because Scott Nevins (one of the breakout stars of Bravo TV’s hit show The People’s Couch) is bringing his star-studded holiday benefit SPARKLE: An All-Star Holiday Concert back to NYC for the 4rd year in a row to The Cutting Room, 44 E 32nd Street in New York on Sunday, December 6th. This one night only extravaganza will benefit the programs and services of The Actors Fund (www.actorsfund.org). Seating is limited for this exclusive event and tickets will sell out quickly. 7:30pm curtain.

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The performers who are currently scheduled to perform include TONY and GRAMMY Award® Winner Billy Porter (Kinky Boots, Grease), TONY Award® Nominees Stephanie J. Block (The Pirate Queen, Wicked, 9-5), Max von Essen (An American in Paris, Evita, Les Miserables, ) and Robin De Jesus (In The Heights, La Cage…, Wicked). Also in the lineup: from CBS’ hit show Madam Secretary and one of the stars of the Jersey Boys film, Erich Bergen, Two-time Drama Desk Award® Nominee Julia Murney (Wicked, The Wild Party), Broadway’s Matt Doyle (Book of Mormon, Brooklynite, Warhorse), Nick Adams (Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, Wicked, A Chorus Line), Erin Quill (Avenue Q – Original Broadway Company), Marty Thomas (Wicked, Xanadu), Shayna Steele (Rent, Hairspray, Jesus Christ Superstar), Jessica Keenan Wynn(Beautiful), Alysha Umphress (On The Town, On A Clear Day…), Julie Garnye (CATS, Hair: in Concert, Chess: in Concert), Seven-time MAC Award Winning recording artist Natalie Douglas, a special performance by The Doo Wop Project featuring cast members from Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical including TONY Award® Nominee Charl Brown, and several more stars to be announced! The evening will once again be Produced and Hosted by TV Personality Scott Nevins (Bravo’s The People’s CouchtruTV Presents: World’s Dumbest…) with Benjamin Rauhala serving as the shows Music Director and Arranger. *Cast is subject to change without notice.

TICKET PRICES:
General Admission Tickets for the show are $65 each; VIP Tickets (which include premium seating and a post-show VIP Meet & Greet) are $100 each

Doors open at 6:00 pm. There is a $20 min per person as a full dinner and bar menu will be available. To purchase tickets or to get more information about the evening, please visit www.purplepass.com/SparkleNYC

Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits

Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits

Lia Chang is an award-winning filmmaker, a Best Actress nominee, a photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek, which will screen at the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival on November 21st. She is profiled in Examiner.com, FebOne1960.com BlogJade Magazine and Playbill.com.

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All text, graphics, articles & photographs: © 2000-2015 Lia Chang Multimedia. All rights reserved. All materials contained on this site are protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written permission of Lia Chang. You may not alter or remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from copies of the content. For permission, please contact Lia at lia@liachangphotography.com

All text, graphics, articles & photographs: © 2000-2015 Lia Chang Multimedia. All rights reserved. All materials contained on this site are protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written permission of Lia Chang. You may not alter or remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from copies of the content. For permission, please contact Lia at lia@liachangphotography.com.

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