Broadway sings for Atlanta's Jerusalem House
On May 10th, 2010, Kevin Ireland, Paul Conroy and Shua Potter presented a benefit cabaret for Atlanta’s
featuring sixteen cast members from the Mary Poppins Broadway National Tour - and dedicated
to the memory of Eli Saleeby. William Johnson was the music director and primary accompanist for the evening;
Jacob ben Widmar was our incredible MC. Thanks to all the cast members who helped make the evening such a success -
and thanks to the Ansley Park Playhouse for the use of your wonderful theatre. As videos from the show become available, they'll be posted below
(videography by Dan Lax.)
The cast donated their “quiet night”
to raise money to benefit individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS in Atlanta.
100% of ticket sales went directly to Jerusalem House, Atlanta’s oldest and largest provider of
permanent supportive housing for homeless and low income men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS.
We exceeded our goal of $2,000 and raised $2,500 for Jerusalem House.
For this one-night-only show, members of the cast performed musical theatre and cabaret standards
along with a number of new and rarely heard songs at the Ansley Park Playhouse in midtown Atlanta.
In addition to performing in many Broadway National Tours, members of the benefit cast have appeared on
Broadway in shows such as
West Side Story,
The Music Man,
The Pirate Queen,
Me and My Girl,
Thou Shall Not,
Irving Berlin's White Christmas, and of course,
“This was an unprecedented opportunity for an Atlanta audience to experience Broadway-level
entertainment in a small, intimate space - and all for a great cause,”
says Charlie Frew, Executive Director.
“We are very pleased with the success of this event.”
Most tickets to New York City broadway shows can be purchased online.
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Geoffrey Goldberg - A Day in the Life by Joel Derfner
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- Geoffrey Goldberg - A Day in the Life by Joel Derfner - 01:50
- 5 stars / 12
- 924 Views
- Mary VanArsdel - How Sad No One Waltzes Anymore by Brad Ross - 03:19
- 5 stars / 4
- 607 Views
- Bailey Grey - Soon It's Gonna Rain from THE FANTASTICKS - 03:41
- 4.72 stars / 29
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- Rachel Izen - Staten Island Fairy by Charles Bloom - 05:38
- 5 stars / 13
- 1338 Views
- Bailey Grey, Elizabeth Broadhurst, Dennis Moench - The I Love You Song - 05:31
- 4.92 stars / 53
- 5775 Views
- Carol Angeli - Never Neverland (Fly Away) by Scott Alan - 03:27
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- Broadway quartet - Here We Go by Geoffrey Goldberg - 05:08
- 4.67 stars / 12
- 1231 Views
- Tiffany Howard - Stormy Weather by Arlen and Koehler - 03:06
- 5 stars / 6
- 1007 Views
- Shua Potter - Yes by Kander and Ebb - 01:41
- 5 stars / 11
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- Q Smith - Home by Scott Alan - 04:19
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In Memory of Eli Saleeby
This benefit is dedicated to Eli Saleeby.
Through his leadership as a board member with the
Elton John AIDS Foundation,
Eli worked tirelessly to raise funds to provide HIV/AIDS services and education.
Eli was the first person from Atlanta to
serve on the
Human Rights Campaign Board of Directors.
He served on HRC's Board of Governors, was an Atlanta HRC Dinner committee Co-Chair and was a
founding member of
Eli had planned to attend this event, but passed away on April 23rd at the age of 50.
Eli, you are missed.
Southern Voice Article
Shortly before the show, the Southern Voice printed a detailed article about the event.
Read it here!
Jerusalem House would like to thank our sponsors for helping make this benefit possible:
provides the most extensive collection of musical theatre videos available online. Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown
is a fan of the site - you should be too.
Ansley Park Playhouse
Anthony Morris and John William Gibson have donated the use of their beautiful new theatre. The
playhouse seats 140 patrons in just 8 rows, providing every visitor with a great, intimate musical experience.
Dan Lax Media
Dan Lax Media provides three-camera video production and DVD mastering services
along with professional event photography.
Actor's Express Theatre offers original voices and new perspectives that reflect Atlanta's diverse and evolving
community. Slasher plays from May 20th through June 19.
South City Kitchen Midtown
South City Kitchen Midtown invites benefit patrons and performers to enjoy a 20% discount on dinner and drinks
before the show. Please call 404.873.7358 to reserve a seating at 5:30pm or up until 6:30pm - and mention the
Jerusalem House Benefit. Be sure to bring your ticket confirmation with you to receive your discount.
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