Thursday, October 18, 2012

Colleen Zenk: To Know Her Is To Love her

One of Daytime Drama's brightest lights,Actress Colleen Zenk best known to millions of fans as Barbara Ryan on the iconic daytime drama As the World Turns, a role she played from 1978 until the show went off the air in 201 will be joining us for Love Out Loud VII. We are blessed. Her portrayal earned her three Emmy Award nominations. Although life in Oakdale has come to an end, Zenk has stayed exceptionally busy. Her one woman show she developed incorporates her lifelong career as an actress, her very public battle as an Oral Cancer survivor, her chaotic (and favorite) role as a divorced mother to a blended family of six children, and a great deal of grace, humor, music, tears and laughter. As part of reinvention, Colleen has joined on as a producer on the revival of the smash Broadway musical Godspell.
The best part is that she is a woman full of a great deal of grace, humor, music, tears and laughter. Come say hello to her on November 10, 2012 at the fundraiser for Jan Hus Community Church. She and thee will be doing the meet and greet thing. Buy your tickets here.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Lovin' Ted Detwiler Out Loud

Anyone who grew up on a surf board and turned professional at the tender age of 16 is worthy of attention. There are more than enough reasons to pay attention to this fine young gentleman who turned to theatre after an ankle injury. It was Ted Detwiler’s and Del Shores’ mutual good fortune that they both were working on the situation comedy Ned & Stacy where they met. Their friendship and collaboration has led to our good fortune in enjoyable art with both Sordid Lives and Southern Baptist Sissies. He has starred in numerous musicals and plays. TV credits include Crossing Jordan, Sliders and Hyperion Bay. His film credits include: Must Love Dogs, The Ring 2, After Sunset, Chasers and Blood Money.

It was fortuitous when Ted joined Bacharach to the Future. He made quite an impression singing "Promise Her Anything." There is much good fortune to go around. He is flying in from the West Coast to join us for The Second Annual Daytime Meets Nightime. It didn't take much to convince him. Most of us can't wait! Tickets are on sale right now.  Click here.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Ilene Kristen is the Host with the Most!

Friendship is probably the best human relationship available and when it happens, it is a true blessing. And friendship does that, i.e. it just happens, usually because there are individuals who know how to do it well. Loyalty pays a big part in it. Couple that quality with the heart an actor and singer who finds true expression in work and you have Ilene Kristen.

If Ilene is not the first to step up for fundraising events she is pretty darn close. She has been the driving force for so many fundraisers. We all know she's been around the block more than once, but she brings the enthusiasm of a neophyte to her work. It's been said before and it bears repeating: To Know Her is To Love Her. We are once again very proud to announce that this New York angel is on board with Daytime Meets Nighttime II and we couldn't be happier that the unique interpreter of One Life to Live's unique Roxy will be this year's host! 

Daytime Meets Nighttime II
“The Broadway Tribute”
Saturday, November 10, 2012
    Jan Hus Presbyterian Church & Neighborhood House

The Imperial Court of New York is a 501(c)3 corporation and is thesecond oldest LGBT fundraising organization in the country and New York's most regal philanthropic organization serving the LGBT Community for the past 26 years.  Part of a proud tradition, the Court has raised millions ofdollars for LGBT direct service charitable organizations that include HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ Homeless Youth Services, Youth scholarships and many other direct service groups in the NY/NJ area like the Center, Marriage Equality, The Trevor Project, Bailey House, Friends for Life, NJ Buddies, God’s Love We Deliver, ACRIA (AIDS Community Research Initiative of America) LIFEbeat (Music Industry Fights AID), Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS, and Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, among others.We do it all while celebrating diversity and embracing the Royal fun of it all!   HYPERLINK "" \t "_blank"

Our Beneficiary:
The Jan Hus Presbyterian Church and Neighborhood house is located on the Upper Eastside 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.
Today, Jan Hus Church practices progressive thinking and is committed to encouraging and welcoming the full participation of the LGBT community 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. Recently, Pastor Ray participated in the workshop Carl Stillitano facilitates. After witnessing Carl’s unique ability to guide his participants with grace & integrity, he was inspired to familiarize himself with Carl’s writings. He was so impressed with Kenny & The Virgin Mary; he chose this production to bring the stage at Jan Hus back to life in order to co-create an entertainment venue which serves humanity. We fully support the efforts of Rev. Ray and the Jan Hus Church!