Spring Awakening Loves the 90′s Benefit

November 23, 2008
10:00 pm

spring-awakening-orig-1.jpgUpright Cabaret proudly presents the cast of Spring Awakening in a very special cabaret performance.  

Mark’s Restaurant
861 N. LaCienega Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046 
Join the touring cast of the 8x Tony Award winning Broadway smash Spring Awakening for a night of music, nostalgia, and to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Grab your flannels and snap bracelets, and join them at Upright Cabaret.
Spring Awakening, based on the 1891 play by Frank Wedekind, won eight 2007 Tony Awards including Best Musical. Now, the First National Touring Company delivers a roundhouse emotional punch (Bob Verini, Variety) nightly at the Ahmanson Theater, their Los Angeles stop on its cross country tour. A fusion of 19th century morality and 21st century rock firepower, Spring Awakening takes a story of pre-World War I German teenagers finding their way through adolescence and thrusts it into the here and now with a contemporary rock score by Grammy winners Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater. Directed by Michael Mayer with choreography by Bill T. Jones, Spring Awakening is also poised to play internationally in London, Toronto, Vienna, Helinski, and Seoul. Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS provides support to six programs at The Actors’ Fund – including The AIDS initiative, The Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative, The Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic and more, all of which provide essential social services to everyone in the entertainment industry.  
Broadway Cares also makes grants to over 400 AIDS and family service organizations across the country, supporting hundreds of food banks, health clinics and housing programs nationwide. Locally, BCEFA supports the Bickerstaff Pediatric and Family HIV Center, AIDS Project Los Angeles, Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team, BIENSTAR Human Services, HIV & AIDS Legal Services Alliance Inc., Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Services Center, PATH (People Assisting the Homeless), Project Angel Food, AIDS/HIV Health Alternatives, Friends Research/Safe House, Valley Community Clinic, Aid for AIDS, Being Alive: People with AIDS Action Coalition, Center for Health Justice, and Pets are Wonderful Support (PAWS/LA).