On February 5, 2007, As the World Turns' Matt Cavenaugh (Adam) will perform in the Leading Man II concert. He and Cheyenne Jackson will do "We Kiss in a Shadow." Other performers include David Gurland, Tom Andersen, Jim Caruso, Tim Di Pasqua, Jonathan Groff, Telly Leung, Norm Lewis, Perry Ojeda, Daniel Reichard, Christopher Sieber, Ben Strothmann, Jim Walton and John Lloyd Young. The show, scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m, takes place at Birdland in Manhattan on 315 West 44th Street.
John Tartaglia will host Leading Man II, and the concert will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is a not-for-profit fundraising organization that works hard to raise money for The Actors' Fund of America and the National Grants Program. The money they raise for The Actors' Fund of America goes toward helping professionals and performing artists in the entertainment industry who battle AIDS, HIV and other HIV related issues. Additionally, the money they raise for the National Grants Programs goes to aid community-based AIDS organizations across the nation.
The Council of Actors' Equity Association founded Equity Fights AIDS in October of 1987, and Broadway Cares was founded by the members of The Producer's Group in February of 1988. In May of 1992, the two merged as one. To date, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS reports that they have been able to contribute more than $72 million to AIDS, family service organizations and individuals all over the nation.
If you plan to be in New York City on February 5, 2007, then invest in your tickets for the Leading Man II concert. It's for a good cause! Tickets are $50 for general admission and $75 for VIP.