Broadway Sings for Pride to Lend Voices to The Original LGBT Expo

The event is free of charge.
Broadway Sings for Pride to Lend Voices to The Original LGBT Expo

Cast members from "The Book of Mormon", Disney's "The Lion King", "Jersey Boys", and more will perform on the main stage at The Original LGBT Expo, the largest and longest-running LGBT convention in the world this weekend (September 9 and 10, 2017) at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City (655 West 34th St., New York, NY 10001). The event is free of charge. Performers will be representing the award-winning non-for-profit charity Broadway Sings for Pride. The schedule is as follows:

Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

  • JR Bruno (Broadway's "West Side Story" Revival, "The Book of Mormon" 1st and 2nd National Tours)
  • Phindile Mkhize (Disney's "The Lion King" Gazelle Tour, Vegas, Spain, Brazil, Hong Kong)
  • Russell Fischer ("Jersey Boys" on Broadway, "Big: The Musical" National Tour, The Doo Wop Project)

Sunday, September 10, 2017, 3:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • Renée Marino (the film "Jersey Boys", directed by Clint Eastwood, "Jersey Boys" on Broadway, West Side Story Revival, Chaplin, Wonderland)
  • Adam B. Shaprio (HBO Film's "The Normal Heart", "The Mysteries of Laura" (NBC), Off-Broadway's "Bastard
    Jones", "The Mikado")
  • Phindile Mkhize (Disney's "The Lion King" Gazelle Tour, Vegas, Spain, Brazil, Hong Kong)
  • Adrienne Fishe ("Rent" National Tour, "Rent" 10th Anniversary World Tour)
  • Eric Anthiny Lopez ("American Idol", "Phantom of the Opera" UK, "Crazy For You" at Lincoln Center)

In an effort to be fully inclusive, Life Out Loud Events, producers of The Original LGBT Expo, have taken yet another step forward. For the first time in its storied history, the expo will be 100% free to attend.

For more information, please visit: The weekend will feature over 300 exhibiting companies this Saturday and Sunday (many LGBT owned and operated), seminars, films, live entertainment, and more.

About Brodway Sings for Pride

Launched in June 2011, Brodway Sings for Pride has worked with over 200 Broadway and theater performers, and the organization has received support from Angela Lansbury, Andy Cohen, Kristin Chenoweth, Carol Channing, Channing Tatum, Neil Patrick Harris, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Bryan Cranston, Tim Gunn, Andy Cohen, Kathy Griffin, Bernadette Peters, Nathan Lane, Joy Behar, Wendy Williams, and many others. Brodway Sings for Pride has raised thousands for the LGBT community. Their past shows have benefited The Tyler Clementi Institute; The Hetrick-Martin Institute; and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of New York City. Honors include Wagner College Citizen Alum Award Honoree, Long Island Gay and Lesbian Film Festival's Non-Profit Organization All-Star Award, Tyler Clementi Foundation's The Upstander Legacy Honoree Host Committee Member, and a four-time nominee for "Most Valuable Campaign" and "Most Valuable Organizer" from the New Organizing Institute. Brodway Sings for Pride has performed at Mets Citi Field Pride; NYC Pride Events; Couture Fashion Week; Staten Island Yankees Richmond County Bank Ballpark; Jacob K. Javits Convention Center,; Splash Club; Bamboo 52; TADA! Youth Theater; The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of New York City; The TownHouse Bar of New York; and Barry's Bootcamp.

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