Buffalo, New York — For one performance only on Monday, April 30 at 7:30pm, the national touring company of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will partner with Alleyway Theatre to present a benefit concert to raise money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and as part of the fundraising efforts of the WNED/WBFO Artie Awards to benefit ECMC’s HIV/AIDS and Immunodeficiency Services.
PHANTOM UNMASKED will feature cast members from THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA singing songs they’re totally not right for from their favorite 1990s Broadway musicals. Selections will include music from The Scarlet Pimpernel, Jekyll & Hyde, The Lion King, The Secret Garden, The Life, Once on this Island, and more!
Alleyway is thrilled to donate the venue and manpower for the evening’s event and partner with Broadway Cares. Chris J Handley, Alleyway Theatre Associate Artistic Director, who is heading the project states, “What an exciting opportunity to bring together the Buffalo community with members of the cast of Phantom to raise money for these great organizations plus it’s a great theatrical concept: seasoned performers choosing pieces just right for their voices knowing in all likelihood they would never get cast in that part!”
Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA makes a triumphant return to Shea’s Buffalo Theatre for 16 performances April 25 through May 6, 2018. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America. To purchase tickets, visit sheas.org, tickemaster.com, or call 800-745-3000.
For more information on the production and a video sneak peek, please visit www.ThePhantomOfTheOpera.com/ustour/
About ECMC Immunodeficiency Services
ECMCʼs HIV/AIDS and Immunodeficiency services are the largest comprehensive care center of its kind in Western New York. The hospital’s immunodeficiency clinic is also a PCMH Level 3 Certified Clinic. The Immunodeficiency Services group strives to meet the needs of people with HIV/AIDS with physicians, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, nurses, case managers, nutritional consultants, drug counselors, and mental health counselors on staff and also through partnerships with a myriad of community agencies.
In providing care, ECMC’s Immunodeficiency Services group aims to meet several important goals:
- Improving quality of life for HIV-positive patients through early intervention and optimal care.
- Providing HIV/AIDS clinical education and consultation to providers.
- Offer advocacy and case management services for HIV/AIDS patients.
- Establish HIV prevention as a top priority.
About Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources, and generosity of the American theatre community, since 1988 Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has raised more than $300 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is the major supporter of the social service programs at The Actors Fund, including the HIV/AIDS Initiative, the Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative and the Samuel J. Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts. Broadway Cares also awards annual grants to more than 450 AIDS and family service organizations in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, DC, providing lifesaving medication, healthy meals, counseling and emergency assistance.
For more information, please visit Broadway Cares online at broadwaycares.org, at facebook.com/BCEFA, at instagram.com/BCEFA, at twitter.com/BCEFA and atyoutube.com/BCEFA.
Title: PHANTOM UNMASKED
Featuring performers from the national touring company
of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
Date: Monday, April 30, 2018
Doors Open: 6:30pm
Location: Alleyway Theatre, 1 Curtain Up Alley, Buffalo NY
Donation: $20 Minimum
All monies collected will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and ECMC’s HIV/AIDS Immunodeficiency Services as part of the fundraising efforts of the WNED/WBFO Artie Awards announced on June 4, 2018.
For more information 716-852-2600.