This coming week, XM Sirius superhost Seth Rudetsky is hosting a charity even with an incredible all star line up to help bring awareness to gay teen bullying and gay teen suidice called the You Are Not Alone Benefit. There has been a large rise in gay teen suicide in the last few months, if you remember I did this post on gay teen bullying and gay teen suicide and thought that Louder Than Words from Tick Tick Boom was the perfect song for it, and unfortunately many of these kids have nowhere to turn to and no where to go. Not only does it feel horrible to be alone, but celebrities left and right have been pitching in their voices and support to help stop gay teen suicide and Seth Rudetsky is doing the same with the You Are Not Alone Benefit. Here is a brief background from what I can gather about the event from the site, some of the performers and of course where you can buy tickets, etc…
The You Are Not Alone Benefit in NYC to support The Trevor Project. Buy Tickets Here!
The You Are Not Alone charity benefit for The Trevor Project is a first time event hosted by Seth Rudetsky and some of his amazingly talented friends. It is a way to help bring awareness for gay teen suicide and to help raise money for the new leading gay teen suicide resource, The Trevor Project. Seth Rudetsky and other Broadway Stars like Betty Buckley, Aaron Lazar, John Tartaglia and many more are all coming together for a one night for an extremely affordable performance on Monday, November 22 at 8pm sharp.
The address for the Seth Rudetsky You Are Not Alone Benefit is:
St. Paul the Apostle Church
Columbus Avenue @ W. 60 St. in New York City.
The performance starts at 8pm sharp, but cocktails start at 7pm so don’t be late. Tickets range from $25 to $100 and are more than worth it. There is also a silent auction with a ton of amazing designer gifts including Tom Ford, Hermes and others. The Seth Rudetsky You Are Not Alone Benefit is going to be one of the most amazing Broadway charity benefit shows and it is a definite event that you cannot miss.
Seth Rudetsky. @SethRudetsky on twitter.
Seth is one of my favorite hosts on Sirius XM radio. Besides being a broadway host 7 days a week, Seth Rudetsky is an extremely talented piano player who has played for shows including Ragtime, Les Miserables and Phantom of the Opera. Seth was not only the music producer and director for the first five annual Actors Fund Fall Concerts, but he is also an accomplished Actor both on and off Broadway. He is a definite amahhhzing performer.
The talented, Ms. Betty Buckley. @BettyBuckley on Twitter.
If you don’t know who Betty Buckley is then you need to go back to broadway 101. Betty Buckley is a Broadway Legend who not only helped to make shows like Cats famous, but she has also appeared in Carrie, Song & Dance and one of my favorite roles ever, Norma Desmond in the incredible Andrew Lloyd Weber show Sunset Boulevard. She has also played iconic characters like the mom in Gypsy Rose Lee. Seeing Betty Buckley alone is worth 5 or ten or even a hundred times worth the price of admission to this event. To see her combined with all of the other performers is priceless. I don’t know if I heard correctly so I am going to say that it is a rumor that one of the songs you may hear from Betty Buckley at the You Are Not Alone charity event is one of my favorites, No One Is Alone from the Stephen Sondheim show Into The Woods. Here is Bernadette Peters singing No One Is Alone from Into the Woods.
Mr. Aaron Lazar.
You may remember me mentioning Aaron Lazar in my post about when I went to the Kennedy Center to see Liza Minnelli perform. Aaron blew us away that night by singing classic showtunes but with an Opera sound. Not only has he starred in revivals of shows like Les Miserables, but he has also appeared on TV shows like Ugly Betty and The Today Show. Aaron is an incredible talent and to get to see him with some of the other performers is an added bonus that you will all go crazy for.
Have you ever heard of a small show called Avenue Q. Enough said. Tons of talent and an amazing ability to entertain, John Tartaglia is an incredible actor that you will instantly fall in love with.
Seth Rudetsky’s You Are Not Alone charity benefit for The Trevor Project is a must attend event that I highly recommend going to. You cannot beat the price for the tickets with the talent that will be there, but more importantly it is going to support an incredible cause.