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.

Jess has written 240 articles for us.


  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. 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.

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