Monday, October 23, 2006

If We Can Make it There....

What happens when the male CNY'ers have access to skirts, wigs, and professional makeup artists? As you may imagine, their inner drag queens emerge!! The occasion for this outburst of crossdressing was Cheer NY's invitation to perform in The Actors' Fund's benefit performance of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas...on BROADWAY!!!

That's right, folks. Cheer NY made its Broadway debut on October 16, sharing the August Wilson Theater stage with such theater luminaries as Emily Skinner (Side Show), Terrence Mann (Les Miserables), Lucy T. Slut of Avenue Q (with us above), and the cast of the Off Broadway hit, [title of show], who happen to be CNY fans themselves!.

To say the experience was amazing and exciting does not do it justice. The support we received from the director Mark Hoebee and the choreographer Denis Jones, as well as the whole 60 person cast, was extraordinary. Flashbulbs were popping as we took pictures with fellow castmates Richard Kind ("Mad About You"), Andrea McArdle (Annie), and Constantine Maroulis ("American Idol"). At the cast party, we rubbed elbows with Bobby Cannavale ("Will & Grace"), Sally Struthers, and Actors' Fund president, Brian Stokes Mitchell (Man of La Mancha).

Yes, we are all a bunch of name-droppers now! We can't help it as this is clearly the most exciting CNY event ever, and will be hard to top! It just shows how much Cheer New York is broadening the types of charities it has relationships with, and expanding the opportunities these relationships bring to each member and the entire team.

For more information on The Actors' Fund, visit


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