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'Sparkle: An All-Star Holiday Concert' A benefit for The Actors Fund

12/02/18 | Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Apollo Theater

253 W 125th St, Map

212-531-5300


02-12-2018 12:00:00 02-12-2018 12:00:00 America/New_York 'Sparkle: An All-Star Holiday Concert' A benefit for The Actors Fund | Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm The annual star-studded musical holiday event SPARKLE: An All-Star Holiday Concert returns to New York City on Sunday, December 2nd for its 7th consecutive year, once again benefiting the programs and services of The Actors Fund (www.actorsfund.org). Some of thew stars from TV, Broadway and the recording industry that will she singing in the season with your favorite holiday tunes includes: TONY Award® Nominee MAX VON ESSEN (An American in Paris, Anastasia) TONY Award® Winner DAISY EAGAN (The Secret Garden, HBO's Girls, first national tour The Humans) one of the stars of CBS' hit show Madam Secretary and the Jersey Boys film ERICH BERGEN (Waitress) from season 13 of NBC'S The Voice CHRIS WEAVER Critically acclaimed musical comedy duo THE SKIVVIES TONY Award® Nominee SHARON MCKNIGHT (Starmites) celebrity vocal impressionist and YouTube sensation CHRISTINA BIANCO (The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Forbidden Broadway) NICK ADAMS (Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, Wicked, A Chorus Line) MATT DOYLE (The Book of Mormon, Sweeney Todd) KEVIN SMITH KIRKWOOD (Kinky Boots, Classic Whitney: Alive!) MARTY THOMAS (Wicked, Xanadu) ERIN QULL (Avenue Q – Original Broadway Company) recording artist SHAYNA STEELE surprise guest stars and more! The evening will once again be produced and hosted by TV Personality Scott Nevins (Bravo's The People's Couch, truTV Presents: World's Dumbest…) with Brian Nash serving as Music Director and Arranger. *Cast is subject to change without notice. http://www.cityguideny.com/eventinfo.cfm?id=338438 Apollo Theater Apollo Theater

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The annual star-studded musical holiday event SPARKLE: An All-Star Holiday Concert returns to New York City on Sunday, December 2nd for its 7th consecutive year, once again benefiting the programs and services of The Actors Fund (www.actorsfund.org). Some of thew stars from TV, Broadway and the recording industry that will she singing in the season with your favorite holiday tunes includes:

TONY Award® Nominee MAX VON ESSEN (An American in Paris, Anastasia)

TONY Award® Winner DAISY EAGAN (The Secret Garden, HBO's Girls, first national tour The Humans)

one of the stars of CBS' hit show Madam Secretary and the Jersey Boys film ERICH BERGEN (Waitress)

from season 13 of NBC'S The Voice CHRIS WEAVER

Critically acclaimed musical comedy duo THE SKIVVIES

TONY Award® Nominee SHARON MCKNIGHT (Starmites)

celebrity vocal impressionist and YouTube sensation CHRISTINA BIANCO (The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Forbidden Broadway)

NICK ADAMS (Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, Wicked, A Chorus Line)

MATT DOYLE (The Book of Mormon, Sweeney Todd)

KEVIN SMITH KIRKWOOD (Kinky Boots, Classic Whitney: Alive!)

MARTY THOMAS (Wicked, Xanadu)

ERIN QULL (Avenue Q – Original Broadway Company)

recording artist SHAYNA STEELE

surprise guest stars and more!

The evening will once again be produced and hosted by TV Personality Scott Nevins (Bravo's The People's Couch, truTV Presents: World's Dumbest…) with Brian Nash serving as Music Director and Arranger. *Cast is subject to change without notice.

Venue Description: Apollo Amateur Night continues to demand and reward greatness, spurring performers to put every fiber of their being, every ounce of their emotion into pleasing the audiences that can make them an Apollo legend.

The world famous Apollo Theater is so much more than a historic landmark - it is a source of pride and a symbol of the brilliance of American artistic accomplishment. With its rich history and continued significance, the Apollo Theater, considered the bastion of African-American culture and achievement, is one of the most fascinating chronicles in American history.

It all started in 1914 when the theater was constructed on 125th Street, the heart of Harlem. Originally, it was named Hurtig and Seamon's New Burlesque Theatre and African-Americans were not allowed in the audience. In 1934: Ralph Cooper, Sr. decided to do a live version of his already popular radio show, Amateur Nite Hour at the Apollo, at the Apollo Theater, then owned by the Schiffman family. Ella Fitzgerald was one of the first Amateur Night winners. That same year, Cooper, Benny Carter and 16 Gorgeous Hot Steppers dazzled the crowds with the theater's first 'Colored Revue.' Then in 1935, Bessie Smith made her Apollo debut followed by an unknown vocalist by the name of Billie Holiday who graced the Apollo stage and mesmerized the audience with her undeniable style and talent. Soon thereafter, the Apollo Theater quickly became known the place 'Where Stars are Born and Legends are Made' and 'home' to thousands of major performance artists, fans, and patrons of the arts from around the world. The legendary venue has launched the careers of icons such as Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, James Brown and Lauryn Hill and continues to maintain its position as the nation's most popular arena for emerging and established African-American and Latino performers.

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