Jess’s Team Pick: Broadway Benefit Concert For Autostraddle in NYC

A few weeks ago I received an amazing email from music composer/writer/Auto-reader Tiffany Schleigh explaining that in lieu of gifts for her upcoming birthday, she wanted to hold a benefit concert for Autostraddle in New York City and pack it with performances by Broadway stars and her favorite local singer/songwriters.

See, Tiffany found out about Autostraddle via Haviland Stillwell when she came out last year and wanted to show her appreciation in some way.  So, if you are in New York City on February 21 you obviously need to head down to Tiffany’s birthday / Autostraddle benefit concert at Rachel’s and $1 from every drink will go straight to us. ISN’T THAT INCREDIBLE? The entire team was taken aback by her generosity and ambition for putting this amazing show together!

Tiffany’s Birthday / Autostraddle Benefit Concert:

Date: Monday, February 21
Time: 8-11pm
Place: Rachel’s in NYC (608 9th Ave. btwn 43rd & 44th St.)
FREE! *$1 from every drink will benefit Autostraddle

Performances by:

Allison Strong (Bye Bye Birdie)
Marina Lazzaretto (West Side Story)
John Arthur Greene (West Side Story)
Emily Kinney (Spring Awakening)
Paul Scott Pilcz (Bye Bye Birdie)
Drew Gasparini (Singer/songwriter)
Becky Gulsvig (Legally Blonde)
Daniel Lincoln (singer/songwriter)
Molly Pope (Our Hit Parade)
Samantha Souza (Great White Way Report)
Tracy McDowell (Rent)
Ben Cameron (Wicked)
Trevor McQueen Eaton (a rockstar)
Maggie Glassman (PACE University)
Will Van Dyke (singer/songwriter)
Lauren Elder (Hair)
Brynn Williams (Bye Bye Birdie, Thirteen)
Bethany Tesarck (Bye Bye Birdie)
Rhett Gerren George (Memphis)
Mel and El (comedic singing duo)
Grace N Michelle (Youtube superstars!)
Marti Cummings
Libby Servais (Wicked)

Leave Tiffany some birthday love in the comments & visit her Facebook and Twitter!

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Jess is a pop culture junkie living in New York City. She enjoys endless debates about The L Word, Howard Stern, new techy gadgets, DVR, exploring the labyrinth of the Lesbian Internet, memoirs, working out, sushi, making lists, artsy things, anything Lady Gaga touches, traveling, puppies, and nyc in the fall. Find her on Twitter @jessxnyc or via email.

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  1. Um, autostraddle + broadway x LIQUOR? YES!
    And I JUST moved to NYC? I’m so down!
    If anyone is going, and u see the black chick with blonde dreads, there’s a 98% chance you’re staring, so don’t be rude, say Hi, lol.

  2. this is amazing!
    I will be there in spirit (vodka, preferably) and will also donate to AS that day.
    = ]

  3. You ladies are all awesome :)

    It’s going to be so much fun… I’ll be the one with the microphone in my hand :) Bring your friends!

  4. I would go if it was the weekend :( New York is so close yet too far when I have work the next morning.
    So not fair! But have fun ladies.

  5. I’ll be there! Only because Tiffany is like, my bestie, and I’m doing the poster art for the concert and we definitely went to Haviland’s show at Joe’s Pub together.

    EEEEE! So. pumped.

  6. There are two things I love more than anything: AutoStraddle and Broadway. And I live in New York so this should be perfect, right? BUT THIS IS THE ONE WEEK I’M GOING TO BE AWAY. I’m so so sad I cannot be there.

  7. You guys… especially Riese and Jessica.. flatter me! I’m more than happy to do this! xoxo

  8. Wow, this is an amazing idea and I hope lots and lots of money is donated to the cause. I’m stuck in Omaha so I will just have to paypal some love to AS soon.

  9. i can’t believe this is real! tiffany you are mvp for real! and also have my vote for president. <3

  10. Yes! Julia is singing too, and so are Julie Recca Holmes and Keith R Berg. Gonna be so much fun!

  11. Aww. This is the same night as the Lady Gaga concert that I have tickets for. #mope Regardless, this is awesome.

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