Our 5th Annual Benefit
Aaron Lazar hosts Arts For All’s fifth annual Cabaret benefit, Arts For All Goes Public: Celebrating 5 Years, on April 21, 2013 at Joe’s Pub, directed by Alexander Gemignani. The benefit features a performance by PigPen Theatre Co. and appearances by Felicia Finley, Dan Cooney, PJ Griffith, Zak Resnick, Lauren Cohn, Elizabeth Stanley, and Jessica Vosk. This year marks Arts For All’s 5th year of being our own 501(c)3 non profit, and our 10th year of serving the community!
The Benefit features a Silent Auction, with items and services donated from local businesses. The Silent Auction begins at 6 PM and the Cabaret starts at 7 PM.
- $35 – ticket to the Cabaret
- $50 – ticket, plus an Arts For All tote bag and lapel pin
- $75 – ticket, Arts For All tote bag and lapel pin, plus a framed piece of original student artwork created in our workshops
- $100 – ticket, Arts For All tote bag and lapel pin, a framed piece of original student artwork, plus a photo with host Aaron Lazar
Ticket price does not include $12 food minimum for Joe’s Pub.
Aaron Lazar, currently starring in Mamma Mia, is a near constant presence on Broadway having appeared in 8 Broadway shows over the last 10 years. He originated roles in the world premiere of Impressionism with Jeremy Irons and Joan Allen and A Tale of Two Cities, and appeared in the revival of Les Misérables (Drama Desk Award nomination), the revival of Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones, Angela Lansbury, Bernadette Peters, and Elaine Stritch, The Phantom of the Opera, and the revival of Oklahoma!. Aaron starred in the Tony Award winning production of The Light in the Piazza and the ‘Live from Lincoln Center’ PBS broadcast. Most recently, he starred opposite ‘Smash’ star Megan Hilty in Encores’ critically acclaimed production of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
Aaron appeared in the concert staging of Sondheim’s Company with Neil Patrick Harris, Stephen Colbert, and Patti LuPone at Avery Fisher Hall. Other notable appearances include: Carousel in concert with the Boston Pops and South Pacific at The Hollywood Bowl with Reba McEntire and Brian Stokes Mitchell. Aaron’s solo concert “Look For Me in the Music” garnered critical acclaim at the Kennedy Center and has played multiple venues in Manhattan. Film and TV credits include: The Wolf of Wall Street, J. Edgar, The Notorious Bettie Page, Company live with The NY Philharmonic, ‘Person of Interest’, IFC’s ‘Onion News Network’, ‘A Gifted Man’, ‘Ugly Betty’, ‘White Collar’, ‘New Amsterdam’, and appearances on The Today Show and The View.
PigPen Theatre Co. creates atmospheric theatrical fables with a unique blend of shadow puppetry, group movement, live music, and clever lighting effects. Formed at Carnegie Mellon School of Drama in 2008, PigPen has toured nationally and became the first company in history to win the top honor for a play at the New York City International Fringe Festival two years in a row, in 2010 (The Nightmare Story) and 2011 (The Mountain Song). The Mountain Song was presented as Arts For All’s Audience Project tour in 2011, reaching over 2,500 in-need New York City students. Their first full-length off-Broadway production, The Old Man and The Old Moon, was a critical smash hit, landing the company on several best of the year theatre ranking lists. Their debut indie-folk album, “Bremen”, was featured by American Songwriter and was named #10 album of the year in The Huffington Post’s 2012 Grammy preview.
Arts For All thanks our generous Silent Auction donors: PIPPIN Broadway Revival co-produced by Infinity Theatre Company, Katy Pfaffl of War Horse, Diane von Furstenberg, Playwrights Horizons, Mary Meyer Clothing, The Macallan, Highland Park, The Rubin Museum of Art, Luna Park, Rattle N Hum, The Beer Authority, The JCC in Manhattan, Levain Bakery, Broadway Demo, Alicia Marilyn Designs, Colwell, Le Boum, Ten Minute Turns, Play On! Studios, Rochelle Edelson, Lena Moy-Borgen, Steven Moy, and Students at The Green School.