Just as Elton John and
Rice's Aida is
open at the Palace, a gala concert
featuring some of E.J.'s biggest
song hits will be held at the New
Amsterdam Theater (home of John
and Rice's The
Lion King) on Monday,
as a joint benefit for Broadway
Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the
John AIDS Foundation.
The event will be hosted by
Broadway, film, and TV stars
and Christine Baranski. Performers
scheduled to appear at the event,
will include: Betty Buckley, Linda
Eder, Jennifer Holiday, Sandra
Bernhard, Orfeh, Sam Harris, Ann
Duquensay, Victor Garber, Andrea
McArdle, Lea DeLaria, Heather
Headley, Sherie Rene Scott, Adam
Jeremy Kushnier, Mario Canton,
Deborah Gibson and Jason Raize.
stellar cast of talent will be
performing some of John's biggest
including such songs as "Rocket
Man," "Benny and the Jets,"
"Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road," and
"The Circle of Life." The concert
will be followed by a VIP party
for the performers, benefactors,
sponsors at Barney's New York
(Madison Avenue at 61st Street).
Tickets range from $100 to $1,000,
and may be purchased by phoning
BC/EFA at 212-840-0770.