Elton John World News: A ''Lestat'' Cast Member Has Another Project

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Thursday 18 May 2006 @ 16:50 - GMT

Patrick Mellen, who is featured in the ensemble of the new Broadway musical Lestat, has another show June 4 and 25 at The Triad in Manhattan, Playbill has announced.

Mellen's solo show, entitled ringfinger, explores the timely issue of same-sex marriage and also offers an array of pop, jazz, rock and Broadway tunes. Cabaretgoers can expect to hear such songs as Be My Husband and I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman. The performer will be backed by singers Lucy Sorenson and Leannis Maxwell. Show time is 9:15 p.m.

ringfinger features direction by DJ Salisbury and musical direction and arrangements by Douglas Maxwell. Additional material was penned by Jimmy Bennett.

Proceeds from ringfinger will benefit Marriage Equality New York, an organisation dedicated to marriage equality for same-sex couples in New York state.

An Ohio native, Mellen is currently making his Broadway debut in Lestat. He appeared in The Noble Fool at the Actors Theater of Louisville and was also part of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra's 2003 and 2004 national tours. He is a graduate of Northwestern University and a co-founder of Raw Impressions, a company that randomly pairs composers and writers to create new musical theatre pieces which are rehearsed, rewritten, and presented the following week

The Triad is located at 158 West 72nd Street on the second floor. There is a $10 donation and a two-drink minimum; call (212) 479-7995 for reservations.

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