Harris, Vilanch, Struthers, McDermott and More Set for Fractured Broadway Benefit
By Andrew Gans
January 18, 2006
The El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood will present two evenings of Fractured Broadway â€” Broadway as youâ€™ve never seen Broadway to benefit the new Valley Musical Theatre.The Feb. 20 and 21 concerts will be directed by Nick DeGruccio and will feature the talents of Sam Harris, Bruce Vilanch, Sally Struthers, Jennifer Leigh Warren, Henry Polic II, Kirsten Benton Chandler, Stan Chandler, Misty Cotton, Michelle Duffy, Kevin Earley, David Engel, Christa Jackson, Julie Dixon Jackson, Adam Lambert, Elizabeth Ward Land, Jon Maher, Lesli Margherita, William Martinez, Sean McDermott, Jeffrey Polk, Alison Porter, Larry Raben, Nita Whitaker, Ruth Williamson, Ryan Ashley, Thomas Garcia, Richard Bermudez, Chris Ciccarelli, Matt Hoganson, Danial Brown, Bets Malone, Shell Bauman, Robert Pieranunzi, Kim Mikesell, Penny Collins and Paul Ainsley. Show time is 8 PM.
The evenings will be choreographed by Lee Martino with musical direction by Gerald Sternbach.
Concertgoers can expect to see David Engel, Larry Raben and Stan Chandler perform â€œYou Could Drive a Person Crazy,â€ Bruce Vilanch sing â€œWhen Youâ€™re Good to Mama,â€ Christa Jackson belt out Starlight Expressâ€™ â€œPumping Ironâ€ and Adam Lambertâ€™s rendition of Dreamgirlsâ€™ â€œI Am Changing.â€
The El Portal Theatre, which will become the new home of Valley Musical Theatre, is located at 5269 Lankershim Boulevard in North Hollywood, CA. Tickets for the benefit are priced $55 (performance and post-show reception) and $110 (buffet dinner, performance and post-show reception). Call (818) 768-7974 for reservations