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Seventh Annual American Red Cross Benefit
Rocks Out with “One Life to Live”

The Seventh Annual Rock Show for Charity to Benefit the American Red Cross will be held Saturday, October 8, 7:30 p.m. at the historic SoHo Playhouse in New York City.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m.  Meet stars from daytime television and peruse our silent auction and enjoy cocktails downstairs at the infamous Huron Club.

Come join us for a rockin’ farewell salute to 43 years of “One Life to Live” and help raise money for the American Red Cross Disaster Fund aiding victims of the devastating Japanese Earthquake and Tsumani.

The evening is hosted by Gina Tognoni and Kristen Alderson (Kelly Cramer and Starr Manning from ABC’s One Life to Live) and  features the Bradley Cole Band with performances by stars of ABC’s One Life to Live.  Actors scheduled to perform are Kristen Alderson (Starr Manning), Tom Degnan (Joey Buchanan), David Gregory (Robert Ford), Josh Kelly (Cutter Wentworth), Kelley Missal (Dani Manning), Brittney Underwood (Langston Cramer), Bree Williamson (Jessica Buchanan) , and four-time Emmy Award winner Kim Zimmer (Echo DiSavoy).

There will be special guest performances from renowned Japanese artists, pianist Haruko Nara and vocalist Misa Ogasawara.  Also performing will be "Guiding Light" alumnist and Broadway star, Mandy Bruno.

SoHo Playhouse and Huron Club
15 Vandam St (between 6th Ave & Varick)
(212) 691-1555 
Saturday, October 8, 2011
7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:00 p.m.)
Tickets are $115 and can be purchased in advance at or purchased at the door night of the show.

*Please be advised that the historic SoHo Playhouse is NOT wheelchair accessible.

From Gina Tognoni....

"This year we have [The Rock Show] at the historical Soho Playhouse, and it’s about a 200-seat theatre.  So it is set-up for a really great show.  We are going to rock it out, and I am not going to sing, but I may do a little back-up.  We will leave the singing to Kristen and Kelley and Kim.  But, I am going to be the host introducing the folks along with Kristen. There is a bar downstairs and people can get their drinks and bring them into the seating area. We really want to get people out, so we can say goodbye to them."

"You are definitely going to get one-on-one time with the actors.  You can definitely get things signed.  We want to see everyone we can."





  RSVP attending:

Actors tentatively scheduled to appear:
Andrew Trischitta
Bradley Cole
Bree Williamson
Brittany Underwood
David Gregory
Eddie Alderson
Kelley Missal
Kim Zimmer
Josh Kelly
Kristen Alderson
Lenny Pratt
Mandy Bruno
Melissa Archer
Robert Bogue
Saundra Santiago
Sean Ringgold
Terri Conn
Tom Degnan

Check back soon and often to check out the growing list of actors attending the Rock Show!!

Rock Show for Charity eBay Auction!!

From September 1st thru September 30th go to Rock Show for Charity Auction  and bid on one-of-a-kind "One Life to Live" autographed memorabilia.  Don't miss this opportunity to own a piece of history!  Below is a complete list of items going up for auction.  100% of proceeds raised from the eBay Auction will go toward the American Red Cross disaster relief fund to aid victims of the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami.

List of Auction Items:

September 1 - Very rare collectible 1984 Sticker of Robert S. Woods as Bo Buchanan - SOLD for $40.99
September 1 - Autographed 8 x 10 of Robert S. Woods (Bo Buchanan) -
SOLD for $41
September 1 - Autographed copy of "The Green Woman" by Michael Easton (John McBain) - SOLD for $25
September 1 - The Sun, Llanviews favorite newspaper signed by Trevor St. John (Todd Manning) -
SOLD for $405
September 10 - Soap magazine autographed by Erika Slezak - SOLD for $25
September 10 - "Eighteen Straight Whiskeys" a collection of poetry autographed by Michael Easton - SOLD for $61
September 10 - Llanview  police department cap autographed by Robert S. Woods the " The Commish" -
SOLD for $49.99
September 10 - Sun Newspaper prop, Todd Manning on cover - SOLD for $78
September 10 - Rodi's T-Shirt - SOLD for $55.55
September 10 - John McBain T-Shirt - SOLD for $41
September 10 - Capricorn Beer Menu -
SOLD for $15.50
September 20 - Clint Buchanan's cowboy hat signed by Jerry Ver Dorn
September 20 - "One Life to Live" Script signed by entire cast!

Darren Lee Cole
Artistic Director

DARREN LEE COLE is the Artist Director of both the SoHo Playhouse in NYC and the Teatro Jaco in Jaco, Costa Rico.  He has overseen operations at Theater Row in NYC, The Mercury Theater in Chicago, IL, & The Chicago Center for the Performing Arts. As producer, his credits include Killer Joe at the Vaudeville Theatre (London) & the SoHo Playhouse (NYC), for which he received a Drama Desk nomination; A Stone Carver starring Dan Lauria (NYC); Bukowski from Beyond (NYC); Hiding Behind Comets (NYC); The Big Love starring Marsha Mason at New York Theatre Workshop; Killing Real Estate Women at the Church Street Theatre (Washington D.C.); Charlatan starring Tony Tanner,  & Mindgames starring Keith Carradine, among others. As manager, key projects include Tango Apasionado (NYC); Parting Gestures (NYC) with John Leguizamo; The Aunts by Gary Bonasarte; Miracle on 34th Street directed by David Cromer; & Love Letters starring Charlton Heston.


Dan Grigsby
Sound Design

DAN GRIGSBY is a freelance Producer, Mixer/Sound Engineer, Mastering and Restoration Engineer.  He works with independent musicians as well as signed recording artists.  He also works on radio, television and film productions.  Dan is the receipient of eight RIAA Certified Platinum and Gold Records. He has worked with Atlantic, Virgin, Sony A&M and Geffen Records.  He has worked with recording artists Paula Abdul, Keith Richards, Bruce Springsteen and Southside Johnny, among others.  His sound engineering film credits include "The Bodyguard" and "About Last Night."
  Dan generously donates his services each year to the Rock Show for Charity to Benefit the American Red Cross.  He is currently a professor at the Institute of Audio Research in New York, NY.

Suzi Castellaw
Event Coordinator

Suzi is an executive administrator for Nomadic Music, Inc.  She has been one of the key organizers of the Rock Shows for Charity since their inception.  Suzi majored in Design Communications at Texas Tech University.  Prior to moving to New York in 2002 to work for Nomadic Music, she worked in the art department at Brook Army Medical Center, a world renowned burn center, teaching hospital and surgical research center in San Antonio, Texas.   Suzi has a background in law working as a paralegal for over 15 years.  She currently freelances as a graphic artist, photographer, video producer and web designer. 

Bradley Cole
Event Founder and Executive Director

Brad originated the Rock Show for Charity in 2002 and is the acting event chairman to date. He has also been the musical director of the event since its inception, designing the shows and providing all the supporting music with the Bradley Cole Band. Brad is proud to say that the Rock Show for Charity has raised over $170,000 to date for the American Red Cross.  Brad studied Business and Drama at Pepperdine University. He founded his own theater company, The "Version Originale", in Paris in 1984 and produced, wrote, and acted in plays Europe for over a decade. He has appeared in numerous stage, television and movie productions both overseas and here at home in the U.S.. He has played guitar and sung in many music groups and has recorded four albums of original songs. He thanks all the guest performers past and present, and especially the fans and donors who have made this charity event a success.


The historic SOHO PLAYHOUSE stands on land that was once Richmond Hill, a colonial mansion that served as headquarters for General George Washington and later home to Aaron Burr. Purchased from Burr in 1817, the land was then developed into federalist-style row houses by fur magnate John Jacob Astor.

Located at 15 Vandam Street, SOHO PLAYHOUSE was designated as the Huron Club, a popular meeting house and night club for the Democratic Party. The turn of the century brought the Tammany Hall machine to the Huron Club. Prominent regulars included " Battery" Dan Finn and the infamous Jimmy " Beau James" Walker, known as " The Night Mayor" due to his predilection for jazz clubs and chorus girls.

The main floor was transformed into a theater in the 1920' s, and in the 60' s operated as the Village South, home to Playwrights Unit Workshop under the direction of Edward Albee. It was on this stage that Mr. Albee produced many first works of Terrance Mcnally, John Guare, Lanford Wilson, Sam Shephard, AR Gurney and Leroi Jones.


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