Friday, June 18, 2010

Where in the world will I be Monday nIght? The 42nd Street Moon annual gala of course!

[Disclosure: I am on the board of 42nd Street Moon.]

One night only, just like every year, 42nd Street Moon brings its brightest talent together to perform in a fundraising gala for the theatre.

This year that one night is this Monday, June 21, and the theme is "The songs of Broadway and Hollywood in the 1940s". Which means lots of poignant WWII songs, I would imagine.

It's called Kiss the Boys Goodbye (see, there's that WWII connection) and I'll be there, along with the eight other folks I'm bringing.

I mean check out the composer list: Cole Porter, Harry Warren, Jerome Kern, Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, Johnny Mercer, Irving Berlin

I'll be honest: I don't know who those Rainger and Robin guys are, but everyone else on that list? The creme de la creme.

There's a cocktail reception and silent auction at 5:30, and the show starts at 7PM.

42nd Street Moon is doing something unique and preserving a truly American legacy: The musical theatre. If you're a fan of anything from Rodgers & Hammerstein to Ahrens & Flaherty, their work is part of keeping American musical theatre vibrant and appreciated. I hope you'll join me in helping them do just that. I'm sure you know the recession has hit arts organizations hard, so your $100 ticket makes a HUGE difference.

That's my pitch, so will I see you there?


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