Givenik.com joins with “Ghost The Musical” to support Stand Up To Cancer
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
G I V E N I K . C O M
“G H O S T T H E M U S I C A L”
FOR POST-PERFORMANCE RECEPTION
STAND UP TO CANCER
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28
AT THE PARAMOUNT HOTEL
New York, NY – On Wednesday, March 28th, Givenik.com, the revolutionary way to go to Broadway, will partner with the new Broadway show Ghost The Muscial for a special post-performance reception for audience and cast members at The Paramount Hotel (235 West 46th Street) to benefit Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), which funds innovative cancer research. Purchase any ticket through Givenik.com to the Wednesday, March 28th performance and send your confirmation number to RSVP@givenik.com to be invited to a special post-show cast party at The Paramount Hotel, supporting Stand Up To Cancer. When you purchase tickets, be sure to remember SU2C when choosing who receives your 5% donation.
Ghost The Musical is directed by Tony Award winner Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage, The Norman Conquests, Boeing-Boeing) and choreographed by Ashley Wallen (The X Factor, Kylie Minogue). Ghost The Musical is created by a team of Grammy and Academy Award winners, with a brand new, original score by Dave Stewart (half of the multi-Grammy Award winning Eurythmics) and Glen Ballard (Michael Jackson's Man In The Mirror, Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill), with a book by Bruce Joel Rubin (Ghost, Jacob’s Ladder, The Time Traveler’s Wife), who has adapted his Academy Award winning original screenplay for the stage. This brand new score also includes the iconic song “Unchained Melody,” famously performed in the film by The Righteous Brothers.
Richard Fleeshman and Caissie Levy will reprise their starring roles as Sam and Molly, which they originated in London’s hit West End production. They will be joined by newcomer Da’Vine Joy Randolph as Oda Mae Brown and Bryce Pinkham as Carl Bruner.
Set in modern day New York City, Ghost The Musical is a timeless fantasy about the power of love. Walking back to their apartment one night, Sam and Molly are mugged, leaving Sam murdered on a dark street. Sam is trapped as a ghost between this world and the next and unable to leave Molly, who he learns is in grave danger. With the help of a phony storefront psychic, Oda Mae Brown, Sam tries to communicate with Molly in the hope of saving and protecting her.
Set and costume designs are by Rob Howell, with musical supervision and arrangements by Christopher Nightingale, illusions by Paul Kieve, lighting design by Hugh Vanstone, sound design by Bobby Aitken, and projection design by Jon Driscoll.
Ghost The Musical is being produced on Broadway by Colin Ingram Productions Limited and Hello Entertainment/David Garfinkle, Adam Silberman, Donovan Mannato, Michael Edwards & Carole Winter in association with Paramount Pictures Corporation.
Ghost The Musical opens April 23rd at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street). Previews begin March 15th. For tickets and information, please visit www.GhostOnBroadway.com
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Any certified non-profit organization can sign up to be a part of Givenik.com for free to develop a new, year-round fundraising mechanism. The organizations that have joined Givenik.com since it launched in 2007, from national groups to local chapters, and from arts organizations to educational institutions, include The Trevor Project, VH1 Save the Music Foundation, City Harvest, Broadway Green Alliance, Dress for Success Worldwide, God’s Love We Deliver, The Actors Fund, Stand Up to Cancer, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, The It Gets Better Project, New York Theatre Workshop, local chapters of Susan G. Komen For the Cure Breast Cancer Foundation, the Museum for African Art and the American Foundation for Equal Rights.
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Paramount Hotel is one of the most fashionable Midtown hotels set in the heart of the City’s theatre district. Throughout its eight decades, this landmark hotel has gained notoriety for infamous guests, fabulous designers and eccentric owners. Built in 1928, famed theater architect Thomas W. Lamb designed the Paramount Hotel, employing dramatic French Renaissance details to reflect the bustling energy of Broadway. On the second floor mezzanine, the Library Bar is a decadent lounge overlooking the lobby and the dramatic Philippe Stark staircase. The wood paneling with cut mirror glass accents gives the room glamour and a nod to the heritage of this iconic landmark. Recently reopened, the Paramount Bar located off the lobby is adorned with bespoke décor, vintage black-and-white photographs, plush scarlet velvet banquettes and dramatic crystal chandeliers that cast an alluring, sultry glow. A living timeline of New York’s style evolution, the property was awarded Landmark status by the Landmark’s Preservation Commission in December 2009. The Paramount Hotel is located at 235 West 46th street. To contact, please dial (212) 764-5500 or visit www.nycparamount.com.
Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) – a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), a 501(c) (3) charitable organization – raises funds to accelerate the pace of groundbreaking translational research that can get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives. SU2C facilitates collaboration among the best and the brightest in the cancer research community. The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and a Scientific Advisory Committee conduct rigorous, competitive review processes through which SU2C's grantees are selected. By galvanizing the entertainment industry, SU2C generates awareness and builds grassroots support for this new approach to ending cancer.
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