Virginia Gay to compère with a twist

Virginia Gay_photo by Kurt SneddonStar of TV’s Winners and Losers and talented cabaret artist Virginia Gay will compère with a twist at the one-night-only Twisted Broadway charity concert at Arts Centre Melbourne on Monday 4th August.

Having enjoyed sell-out concerts in previous years, Twisted Broadway is Australia’s fastest-growing charity concert and features internationally-acclaimed music theatre talent singing songs originally penned for the opposite gender in a one-off night of show-stopping entertainment.

Virginia Gay will host the evening’s concert and perform her own top-secret gender-bending musical number inspired by one of the productions currently playing in Melbourne. Most know to Australian audiences as her role as Frances James on TV’s Winners and Losers, Gay is also a talented singer and cabaret performer having performed on TV’s It Takes Two to great acclaim and toured her cabaret Dirty Pretty Songs to Europe.

Gay will be joined by a raft of Australian music theatre’s brightest stars, including: Esther Hannaford (King Kong), Josh Piterman (West Side Story), Amanda Harrison (Wicked), Hayden Tee (Les Misérables), John O’Hara (Wicked), Bert LaBonte (Next to Normal), Patrice Tipoki (Les Misérables) and many more.

Modelled on the success of New York’s Broadway Backwards, Twisted Broadway is an annual charity concert that has become a stalwart of Australia’s music theatre calendar and is presented by Kate Macdonald and TheBengeGroup.

Celebrating its 5th birthday in 2014, Twisted Broadway has raised over $60,000 for those living with and touched by HIV/AIDS through its chosen charity Oz Showbiz Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Unique to other charities, Oz Showbiz Cares/Equity Fights AIDS focusses its efforts on grass-roots projects led by the Victorian AIDS Council to improve the quality of life of those living with HIV/AIDS.

Twisted Broadway
Playhouse – Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St. Kilda Road, Melbourne
Event: Monday 4 August 2014 – 8.00pm
Bookings: 1300 182 183 or online at: www.artscentremelbourne.com.au

For more information and updates, visit: www.facebook.com/TwistedBroadway for details.

Image: Virginia Gay – photo by Kurt Sneddon (Blueprint Studios)

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