This Sunday @4 PM Tony Award Winner Laura Benanti Joins GMCW for “A Gay Man’s Guide to Broadway’ at The Kennedy Center-Tickets Still Available

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC
presents A Gay Man’s Guide to Broadway
with special guest Tony Award winner Laura Benanti

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This Sunday, May 18th at 4 PM at The Kennedy Center’s Concert Hall The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC (GMCW) concludes its 33rd season with a concert entitled A Gay Mans’ Guide to Broadway with special guest star Tony Award-winner Laura Benanti.

Tickets are available at the Kennedy Center Box Office, charge at 202/467-4600 or online.

Tickets prices range from $25 to $78. The performance will be ASL interpreted. To purchase tickets for sign-interpretation, or to request wheelchair seating, please purchase your tickets at the Box Office or by calling Instant Charge at (202) 416-8528 (voice) or TTY (202) 416-8524.

Laura Benanti. Photo courtesy of George Mason University.

Laura Benanti. Photo courtesy of George Mason University.

A Gay Man’s Guide to Broadway features a chorus of 250 singers, production numbers including dancers, theatrical lighting, costumes and even some puppets. Returning to perform with GMCW is Tony Award winner Laura Benanti, who returns after performing with GMCW in 2002 as part of GMCW’s salute to Stephen Sondheim and Oscar Hammerstein. Ms. Benanti’s Broadway credits include The Sound of Music, Into the Woods, Nine, and Gypsy (for which she won a Tony playing Gypsy Rose Lee). Her television credits include The Playboy Club, Nurse Jackie and Go On.

Songs performed in A Gay Man’s Guide to Broadway include well-known Broadway favorites like “Defying Gravity,” “Oklahoma,” “Anything Goes” and “I Dreamed a Dream” along with songs celebrating some of Broadway’s best moments, such as “You Gotta Get a Gimmick,” “I’m Old Fashioned,” and “Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man.”

About the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC

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Under the direction of Executive Director Chase Maggiano and Artistic Director Jeff Buhrman, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC is beginning its 33rd season with a mission that is dynamic and socially-relevant. The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington delights audiences and champions gay equality with robust artistry, fun and surprise. GMCW has more than 200 singing members, two select vocal ensembles, 100 support volunteers, more than 500 subscribers, 500 donors and an annual audience of more than 12,000 people.

GMCW is honored to include in its history iconic venues such as the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the White House, Carnegie Hall, Symphony Hall in Boston, the Lincoln Memorial, presidential inauguration celebrations, and more. GMCW features two select outreach vocal ensembles: Potomac Fever, a 14-voice close harmony group, and Rock Creek Singers, a 35-voice chamber ensemble.

Since 2001, GMCW has maintained a robust youth outreach program, GenOUT, that offers free tickets to high school students, parents and teachers, in addition to offering in-school outreach and empowerment programs. The Chorus demonstrates its commitment to community outreach projects by participating in the Whitman-Walker AIDS Walk, an annual toy drive to benefit Community Family Life Services, Christmas Eve caroling at the National Institutes of Health and volunteering at Food & Friends. GMCW is a proud member of the Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses (GALA Choruses) and Chorus America.

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LINKS
The Energy and Commitment of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC by David Frisic.

Review of ‘XANADU’ by David Friscic.

Director Craig Cipollini on The Gay Men’s Chorus’ ‘XANADU’ Playing this Weekend at Lisner by Joel Markowitz.

Gay Men’s Chorus Presents ‘Winter Nights’ Tonight and Saturday at Lisner Auditorium by Taunee Grant.

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC presents “Sparkle, Jingle, Joy” This Friday and Saturday 12/20 & 21 at Lisner by Craig Cipollini.

GMCW Presents ‘Von Trapped’ on 3/14-16 at Lisner Auditorium.




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