Bucks County Cabaret
Saturday, October 24
5 pm cocktails; 6 pm performance
Bucks County Playhouse
New Hope, PA
Tony and Emmy Award winner Lillias White will bring her delicious, showstopping, once-in-a-generation song stylings to this year's Bucks County Cabaret, a one‐night‐only concert produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The evening of song will be held Saturday, October 24, at the historic Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, PA.
An ultimate Broadway diva, White has brought to life iconic roles in Cats, Once on This Island, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Chicago and Fela!. She won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her unforgettable performance in Cy Coleman’s The Life. Next up, she’ll star in the Broadway-bound musical Gotta Dance, which is scheduled to open later this year in Chicago. White also is the voice of Calliope in Disney’s Hercules, won an Emmy Award for Sesame Street, has performed at The Kennedy Center, Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, and toured internationally with her one-woman show From Brooklyn to Broadway.
"Lillias White brings an explosive joy to all she does and never more so than when she steps onto the stage," said Tom Viola, executive director of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. "She is one of Broadway’s powerhouse performers; a delightful, devilish diva with a megawatt smile, luminous eyes and rapturous voice. We are thrilled to have Lillias join us for this year’s Bucks County Cabaret as she has long been one of BC/EFA’s best friends. Lillias’ generosity of spirit lifts us up and informs all that we do. It is our honor to share her extraordinary talent with the New Hope community, most especially those who join us in reaching out to those affected by HIV/AIDS."
Bucks County Cabaret will begin with cocktails at 5 pm, followed by a 6 pm performance and live auction. An exclusive VIP reception with White will be held after the performance.
VIP tickets start at $325; performance-only tickets start at $85.
The evening will be directed by Will Nunziata with music direction by Michael O. Mitchell. White will be joined by Mitchell on piano, Gary Haase on bass and Buddy Williams on percussion.
Bucks County Playhouse is located in downtown New Hope, which is about 90 minutes west of New York City in the southeastern corner of Pennsylvania.
In the three years the event has been produced by Broadway Cares, Bucks County Cabaret has raised $459,500. Read about last year's show.
Bucks County Cabaret Committee
David R. McShane, Chairman
Lynell Antonelli, Drew Desky, Bob Egan, Chuck Fischer, Greg Kammerer, Louis Licitra, Pamela Morrison, Hannah H. R. Shipley, Ron Strouse, Gene Underwood, Fred White, David Witchell
David R. McShane, Paxson Hill Farm and
The Samantha Fund
Greg Kammerer & Fred White
Drew Desky & Dane Levens
Hannah H.R. Shipley
Joseph Jingoli and Son, Inc.
Pamela Morrison, in memory of John Rowe
Michael Raymond & Andrew Moyer
John Eric Sebesta & William Tomai