Green Day meets cabaret, and Paula meets Bruce: Strange bedfellows support a great cause this Monday
Cast members from the touring company of American Idiot will break character and break out some distinctly unpunk performances this Monday night, July 2. Members of the stellar troupe are using their night off to volunteer on behalf of the Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation (REAF) in the latest One Night Only! fundraiser at the Marine’s Memorial Theater.
Among the Green team’s fellow footllghters in this crazy quilt of a benefit will be the extraordinary interpretive jazz singer Paula West—who has headlined the late lamented Oak Room at the Algonquin in Manhattan as well as our own Rrazz Room—and Muppetoid writer/comedian Bruce Vilanch, who’s scripted quips for everyone from Bette Midler to Florence Henderson.
Expect an eclectic mix of music and laughs from this generous crew in a show that is not only a benefit but a bargain—tickets are as little as $25.
From evidence we’ve dug up online, members of this American Idiot cast like to bust out a little country when they’re freed from their show’s rock and roll score. Video after the jump Read more…