Broadway Scores For PS 84
Sunday, March 30, 2014 from 6:45 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Broadway Scores For PS 84:
Starring John Cudia, Joe Iconis and Family, Beth Eunice and Dan Mills.
Music Direction by Dan Elish
Hosted by Kari Nicolaisen
Event Includes Cocktail Reception & Music Performance
6:45pm Cocktail Hour
8:00pm Performance & Live Auction
Kari Nicolaisen Broadway credits include " A Chorus Line " and " Cats" She has starred in numerous Off Broadway, touring company's and regional theater productions. Some of her favorites are Polly in " Crazy For You", Florence in " Chess", Molly Brown in " The Unsinkable Molly Brown" , Sandy in " Grease", Chava in " Fiddler On The Roof", Minnie Fay in " Hello Dolly" and Gladys Bumps in " Pal Joey" at the prestigious GoodspeedOpera house. Kari has also appeared in numerous films and on stages in America and Europe. After the birth of her son, her focus shifted to teaching music, directing and choreographing. Three of her proudest achievements are, directing and choreographing the NYU Steinhardtproduction of " A Chorus Line" and opening her own music school " Kari's Kids" oh and of course her two gifted, gorgeous, gregarious,gracious, glamorous,gleaming and god like off spring, Sasha and Elena. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree!
John Cudia is a musical theatre actor who has played many of the biggest roles in musical theatre on Broadway. His first role on Broadway was Feuilly in Les Misérables. He went on to play many of the lead male roles in Les Misérables, including Jean Valjean. Cudia's claim to fame is his critically acclaimed portrayal of the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera. Cudia joined the closing cast of the Broadway revival of Evita, understudying Juan Peron. He will make his Lyric Opera of Chicago debut as Curly in its production of Oklahoma!.
Joe Iconis is a writer and performer. He is a creature of Manhattan and can frequently be spotted banging away on a dirty old piano. His songs are featured on Season 2 of NBC's Smash. As a composer- lyricist-bookwriter he has authored the musicals Bloodsong of Love, The Black Suties (with Robert Maddock), Rewrite, The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks and We The People.
Beth Eunice With one listen to her voice perhaps you will agree with Backstage Magazine’s John Hogland that Beth is “a rising star with a voice to be reckoned with.”
"Folk singer-songwriter Dan Mills fronts a five piece band based out of Brooklyn, NY that recently released their third full length album of lyrically driven folk/pop songs. Mills and his music have been featured in a variety of settings, from recent spins and a live performance on Sirius XM's Coffeehouse station to web and TV commercials. He has toured extensively and has opened for artists such as the Steve Miller Band, Brett Dennen, and Ryan Montbleau. He also landed a role portraying country guitar legend Carl Perkins in the Broadway Cast of Million Dollar Quartet following a performance at NYC's singer songwriter mecca, Rockwood Music Hall. To learn/see/hear more, visit www.danmills.net.”
When & Where
A Benefit For PS 84 - The Lillian Weber School Of The Arts
P.S. 84 is a neighborhood elementary (K-5) school serving a diverse community, with two programs that host bilingual education in French and Spanish. The school spends much energy learning about other cultures, and in nature has a high awareness of what is happening around the world. The PTA works with the administration of PS 84 and grant-giving foundations to create an enriched educational environment. The PTA includes the elected Executive Committee and the school community at large.