Monday, April 19, 2010

Tonight - The Broadway Beauty Pageant

The Broadway Beauty Pageant features male cast members representing their respective Broadway shows, competing for the title crown through talent, interview and swimsuit competitions. The contestants will go head to head in front of a panel of celebrity judges, but ultimately, the final vote is in the audience's hands.

Set for Monday evening, April 19th, 8PM, at Peter Norton Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th St.), the popular event is the annual spring benefit for New York's Ali Forney Center.

The 2010 contestants are Wes Hart (Mr. West Side Story), Eddie Pendergraft (Mr. Wicked), Daniel Soto (Mr. Fela), Rickey Tripp (Mr. In The Heights) and Charlie Williams (Mr. Memphis).

Hosted by four-time Tony nominated and Drama Desk Award-winning actress Tovah Feldshuh. This year's celebrity judges are Christine Ebersole, Charles Busch and Jackie Hoffman.

Conceived by Jeffery Self and directed by Ryan J. Davis, The Broadway Beauty Pageant is musically directed by Christopher Denny with new music by Rick Crom (Newsical), choreography by Connor Gallagher, and casting by Daryl Eisenberg. The evening is produced by Ryan J. Davis, Jeffrey Self and Wil Fisher in association with Tim Hur and Matthew Oberstein.

After party hosted by Gusty Winds following the show at the Sunburnt Calf (226 West 79th St.) where you can mix and mingle with the cast! VIP guests will have access to an hour long open bar, plus gift bags.

Tickets for The Broadway Beauty Pageant are available here and are $25, $50 and $150. For more information please visit the Ali Forney Center's website.

UPDATE: And the winner is . . . Charlie Williams from Memphis.

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