Musical comedy performer and AIDS activist Lee Raines headlines a benefit for Broadway Cares.
Friday, March 24 at The Laurie Beechman Theatre
Lee Raines will headline EGOMANIAC on Friday, March 24 at 7:00 PM at The Laurie Beechman Theatre (407 West 42 Street). The show benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Tickets are $25, and are available at www.SpinCycleNYC.com or by phone at 212-352-3101.
Lee Raines stars in a dazzling display of cheap theatrics featuring The World’s Oldest Jets and the triumphant return of the Dark Lady. Number six in a series of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS benefits celebrating HIV survival with revelry, merriment, cartwheels and splits, beginning in 1994 with “I’m Five, I’m Five, I’m a Big Girl Now, I’m Five!” Special Surprise Guests!
Lee Raines (actor, dancer, singer, performer, corporate drone, conqueror of cancer and heart disease, and longtime HIV survivor) moved to New York City in 1977 to follow his dream of performing with Chita Rivera. Along the way he has worked alongside and behind celebrities including Morgan Fairchild, Kathleen Turner, Suzanne Somers, and the indefatigable Ms. Chita Rivera. A tireless activist and ACT UP veteran, he has championed numerous HIV/AIDS causes and organizations including AIDS Walk New York, Hollywood Supports, and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Lee is featured in “Living Proof – Courage in the Face of AIDS” and “The AIDS Generation: Stories of Survival and Resilience.” He continues his passionate advocacy on behalf of his comrades and HIV co-survivors and presents nationally on HIV/AIDS issues and is a traveling guest lecturer on living a full and active life with HIV.