Sunday, September 25, 2011

Daytime Meets The Night Time: Robin Strasser

The Imperial Court of New York
A Night of Cabaret
Jan Hus Presbyterian Church & LifeBeat

Honorary Chairperson: Robin Strasser – "Dorian" from One Life to Live

New York, NY, September 26, 2011 – The Imperial Court of New York today announced that they will be hosting a night of cabaret honoring One Life to Live and All My Children with performances from some of the daytime stars from those shows as well as performances from Broadway, Primetime & the Imperial Court of New York. The event takes place on Friday, November 4th at 8pm.

Daytime Meets the Nighttime, benefitting the Jan Hus Neighborhood Church and Lifebeat, Music Fights HIV, will be more than just a dazzling display of regal glamour and amazing, show stopping songs, it is an opportunity to celebrate two wonderful organizations who serve their communities with resilience.

Many special guests and performers will make this an evening to remember.
Emperor XX Vanity Society & Empress XXV Pepperica Swirl will kick off the night welcoming all to a magical night of song. The evening will feature live performances from the Imperial Court as well as Broadway star Chad Ryan, Drag superstar Epiphany Get Paid and many more announcements to come.

The fundraiser will take place on the Upper East Side at:

The Jan Hus Theater, 351 E. 74th St.

Showtime is 8pm with doors open at 7pm.

$50 (front seating)
$35 (rear seating)
$25 (standing room only)(limited availability)

$50 includes Meet & Greet with the Stars prior to the show.
An additional $20 at the door for Meet & Greet if $50 ticket is not purchased in advance.

Tickets may be purchased online at Tickets may be purchased at the door upon availability.

This year’s Honorary Chair: Robin Strasser
Contact: Gary Cosgrove

The event is sponsored by: Google, Absolut Vodka, Coca-Cola, Miller/Coors, TD Bank, Bioscrip Pharmacies, Next Magazine, jetBlue Airways

The Imperial Court of New York, a 501(c)3 corporation, is New York's most regal fundraising organization serving the LGBT Community for the past 22 years. Part of a proud tradition, the Court has raised over a million dollars for charitable organizations including: ACRIA (AIDS Community Research Initiative of America) LIFEbeat (Music Fights HIV), Children's Hope Foundation, Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS, Bailey House, amFar's Treatment Register, Body Positive, and Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, among many others.

For additional information and photos please contact: Gary Cosgrove: 201-486-0626 or at


The Jan Hus Presbyterian Church and Neighborhood House is located on the Upper East side of Manhattan and is home to the Jan Hus Playhouse Theater. This church was built in 1877 and gets its name from the great Czech Religious reformer Jan Hus, who was excommunicated from the Catholic Church and was later burned at the stake as a heretic in 1415. His teachings greatly influenced the Protestant Movement for years to come. The church served as a central hub for a large Czech Community, in the neighborhood then known as “Little Bohemia”, that totaled thirty or forty thousand in the late 1900’s.

From 1960 thru 1970, the 150 seat theater served as the home to LOOM (Light Opera of Manhattan), which was an Off-Broadway repertory theater company founded by William Mount-Burke and employed comedian Raymond Allen and choreographer Jerry Gotham. They performed the works of Gilbert & Sullivan and many European & American operettas.

Today, Jan Hus Church practices progressive thinking and is committed to encouraging and welcoming the full participation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons in its congregation and within the church’s hierarchy. They are also active in social outreach, serving as a place of spiritual inspiration, worship and a beacon of hope to the community it serves. Rev. Ray Bagnuolo, the current pastor of Jan Hus is very proud of the church’s community programs which include a senior center, preschool, homeless outreach program, public cafeteria, AA meeting hall and theater.


Lifebeat is a nonprofit that uses the power of music and the music industry to help educate young people about HIV/AIDS prevention. For more than seventeen years, Lifebeat has helped to mobilize the talents and resources of the music industry to raise awareness and funds, and to provide support to the HIV-positive community.
Lifebeat relies on a small but dedicated staff and an active Board of Directors to carry out our mission, as well as a wonderful group of volunteers and a network of national AIDS service organizations (ASOs) to educate young people through our outreach efforts.

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