Benefit concert for theatre and literacy project

Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins (Caroline or Change) and Broadway performer Nick Adams (Priscilla Queen of the Dessert) will perform at a benefit concert on Monday, Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Etcetera Etcetera restaurant 352 West 44th St., to help raise money for The International Theatre and Literacy Project ( ITLP).

The event is free of charge and open to the public. Reservations can be made at [email protected] or by calling 212-620-7128. Donations will be accepted to help support ITLP’s programs in Africa, (Tanzania, Rwanda and South Africa) and India.

ITLP is a non-profit organization founded in 2005 dedicated to helping children and young adults in developing countries work their way out of poverty through theatre workshops that empower young people to be leaders in their communities, increase their English literacy skills and develop a sense of social justice and gender equity. Visit for more information.

Pinkins and Adams will each sing a 30-minute set of their favorite Broadway songs. The event includes a selection of Italian wines and appetizers provided by Danielle Kucera, owner of Etcetera Etcetera, a silent auction that includes Broadway theatre tickets and dinner packages and a screening of a short documentary film “Gunhill Road” by Rei Green, about the ITLP workshops in the townships in South Africa in 2012.

Since 2005, ITLP has brought American theatre artists to Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia, South Africa, India and Indonesia to conduct theatre and literacy workshops for more than 800 children. All the artists volunteer their time to travel and conduct theatre workshops each Summer. ITLP volunteer artists include, Nilja Sun, (No Child), Will Power (The Seven), James Williams (Radio Golf, The Piano Lesson) and J.D. Steele (The Steele Family Singers).

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