CRUSH: A Valentine to the 90s
Featuring the cast of THE BOOK OF MORMON
Atlanta Benefit Press Kit
Due to terrible weather in Atlanta, THE BOOK OF MORMON had to cancel two of their shows at the Fox Theatre. Understandably, they needed
to hold a make-up show on February 3 for their ticket holders. As a result, we are unable to go forward with our event.
Thank you so much to all of THE BOOK OF MORMON company members and OPEN HAND supporters who worked so hard to prepare for this event. Benefit ticket holders
will be contacted directly by OPEN HAND.
- Kevin Ireland, theBestArts.com (Local Benefit Presenter)
- Jean Goffaux, Open Hand – Community Events Manager
- Jennifer Walker, Broadway in Atlanta – BRAVE Public Relations
Read or print the event Press Release here - updated January 8, 2014 with new venue.
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Georgia Cast Connections
Three members of our benefit company have significant Georgia connections:
Ethan D. Pakchar
Ethan Pakchar was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. This accomplished young composer/guitarist/pianist graduated from The Paideia High School in 2008 and was then awarded
a four year music scholaship to New York University. His Broadway credits include Wicked, Book of Mormon and Newsies.
His debut album #Love (Live) was released in December, 2013 with collaborator Douglas Lyons. Their song "Crush" will be featured in the Atlanta cabaret.
Macon, GA native Grey Henson plays the lead role of Elder McKinley in The Book of Mormon. He's a graduate of the prestigious Carnegie Mellon University musical
theatre program. His favorite roles include Sam Byck in Assassins and Beadle Bamford in Sweeney Todd.
This Flint, MI native is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University. He made his Broadway debut in The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess. He toured with Dreamgirls
and appeared in MTV’s Making the Band 4, BET’s Sunday Best (Season 1 Top Seven Finalist) and the film Hypebeasts.
Tickets are on sale now at
We offer a variety of corporate and individual sponsorships. Learn more at
https://www.facebook.com/events/228203384024717/ or contact
Jean Goffaux at 404 419-3333.
We welcome tax-deductible
donations for our beneficiaries.
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THE BOOK OF MORMON hasn't yet announced who will be performing in the Atlanta benefit -
but it will be a subset of this touring cast along with several other company members.
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Half of the funds raised from the cabaret will benefit Atlanta's
Open Hand. The other half will benefit
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA).
Additional information about the beneficiaries is available at
Since 2007, theBestArts has worked to provide more visibility to rising musical theatre singers, dancers and songwriters through our non-commercial website, facebook page,
college showcase concerts in New York City and our Broadway Tour benefits in Atlanta.
Please follow us at http://www.facebook.com/theBestArts and our website at
Read about our benefit with the Phantom of the Opera cast in the Atlanta-Journal constitution at
The AJC also featured a slideshow from the event at