The Young Professionals Committee of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, New York City Affiliate presented The Pink Campaign on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd St). It was a one-night only event that took place on Monday, May 4, 2009 and was an inspirational Broadway benefit performance filling the stage with original music and theatre that explores the ways in which breast cancer touches people’s lives.
Directed by David Ruttura (White Christmas, Farragut North,) the event consisted of musical performances of original songs by celebrated Broadway composers and artists in the music industry and short plays acted, written and directed by professionals of stage and screen; all written about various breast cancer experiences. This exciting event was hosted and woven together by Saturday Night Live’s Rachel Dratch. All proceeds went directly to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure in the name of the Young Professionals of NYC Komen Affiliate.
CYNTHIA NIXON * STEPHANIE MARCH * MARNIE SCHULENBURG * *SUSAN BLACKWELL * KERRY BUTLER * RICHARD KIND * KATE REINDERS * DAPHNE RUBIN-VEGA * JAMES LEO RYAN * MEGAN SIKORA * MARY TESTA * CATHY TRIEN * KIT WILLIAMSON * PATRICK GOODWIN * SETH GRUGLE * RACHEL HELSON * ZOE PERRY * SARAH RIES * JESSICA MOSER * CHARLES SHAUGHNESSY
Playwrights included Theresa Rebeck (Mauritius, Spike Heels), Harrison David Rivers (Fell), and Robert Sternin & Prudence Fraser ("The Nanny"). Directors included Michael Berresse ([title of show]), Marc Bruni (Grease, Legally Blonde) and Laura Savia (10 Million Miles, Celebration and the Room.) Composers and lyricists included composer and conductor Oran Eldor (Guys & Dolls), Marcy Heisler & Zina Goldrich (Ever After, Dear Edwina, Junie B. Jones), Adam Mathias and Jeremy Schonfeld (Drift, Ministry of Progress, Home).