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Two-Days of Non-Stop Entertainment at the Nation’s Longest-Running LGBT Event, Taking Place at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in NYC, March 12th and 13th
Constantine Maroulis To Headline LGBT Expo

(February 18, 2016 – New York, NY) Superstar Constantine Maroulis, star of “American Idol” and the Broadway smash “Rock of Ages,” joins the list of incredible performers at the Original LGBT Expo (http://thelgbtexpo.com), the nation’s largest and longest-running LGBT convention, coming to the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City, March 12th and 13th.

Constantine is appearing on behalf of Broadway Sings for Pride (http://broadwaysingsforpride.com), an LGBT-Broadway non for profit group which educates the public, raise awareness of the needs of LGBTQ youth, and support these young people so that they may reach their full potential through song.

A native of the area, Constantine first rose to rock star status in the fourth season of “American Idol.” After his run on the show ended in 2005, his music career continued to soar with his acclaimed starring role in the Broadway hit, “Rock of Ages,” which also earned him a Tony Award nomination. He has also appeared in musical productions of “Jekyll and Hyde,” “Rent,” “Jesus Christ Superstar,” and “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.” Maroulis, who recently returned to “American Idol” in this, its final season, as a mentor, is headlining the main stage at the LGBT Expo on Sunday, March 13 at 3pm.

"I love my LGBT community and our fight for equal human civil rights,” said Maroulis who is appearing in support of Broadway Sings For Pride. “I am very proud to stand with the LGBT community and support this amazing event."

“We’re really excited to have Constantine perform at the event,” added Jay Handy, Director of the LGBT Expo. “We’ve been huge fans since his first appearance on ‘American Idol,’ and are very proud to have him showing his support for the LGBT community.”

Maroulis is just one of many top performers from Broadway and beyond performing at the 23rd edition for the nation’s longest running LGBT event. The Original LGBT Expo’s entertainment stage is packed with a diverse and incredible list of performers. Joining Constantine on the schedule are top names from music, comedy and more, such as Niki Darling, Lovari, Lady Clover Honey, Paul Hallasy, Aris, Quanna, The Mighty JSE, T-Boy, Bebe Sweetbriar, Devonde, Ron B., Carmela Cann, Aaron Paul, Destiny Devine, and many others. All of these great acts are included free in every admission for all to enjoy.

A full schedule can be found at http://thelgbtexpo.com/schedule.

Tickets are now available for both days of the Original LGBT Expo. Attendees have the option of two ticket levels — general admission and VIP admission. For a full description and breakdown of ticket types, and to purchase tickets, visit http://thelgbtexpo.com/tickets, and for more information on the VIP Ticket Package, go to: http://thelgbtexpo.com/vip. Children under the age of 12 are free.

Founded in 1993, the Original LGBT Expo is the largest and longest-running LGBT convention in the world celebrating diversity in business, education, politics, the arts, health, technology, media, travel, and non-profit sectors. The expo features over 300 exhibiting companies, many of which are LGBT owned and operated, an engaging seminar series, live entertainment stage, and much more! The 100,000+ square foot show floor also spotlights specific areas dedicated to some of the most popular industries catering to the LGBT community including the Silvercar.com Travel Pavilion, Wedding Pavilion, Small Business Pavilion, Non-Profit Pavilion and the all new Family Pavilion. Created for attendees of all ages and types this is a once a year event that should not be missed.

For information on exhibiting or sponsoring, visit http://thelgbtexpo.com/exhibit

For all media inquiries, visit: http://thelgbtexpo.com/press

The 23rd Original LGBT Expo takes place March 12th and 13th, 2016 at the world-famous Jacob Javits Convention Center, 655 W. 34th Street, New York, NY, 10001.

ABOUT BROADWAY SINGS FOR PRIDE:
Broadway Sings for Pride, a four-time nominee for "Most Valuable Campaign" & "Most Valuable Organizer" from the New Organizing Institute, is a non-for-profit organization that brings together Broadway talent, activists and celebrities to educate the public, raise awareness of the needs of LGBTQ youth, and support these young people so that they may reach their full potential. It achieves these goals by staging concerts and events that bring to light the challenges faced by these individuals, using the funds raised from these programs to aid LGBTQ youth and their families either directly or through supporting like-minded service organizations. In our 5th year, we have been honored by Wagner College (Citizen Alum Award 2015 Honoree), Long Island Gay and Lesbian Film Festival's 2015 Non-Profit Organization All-Star Award, Tyler Clementi Foundation's The Upstander Legacy Honoree Host Committee Member, and a four-time nominee for "Most Valuable Campaign" & "Most Valuable Organizer" from the New Organizing Institute.

Launched in June 2011, this non-profit grew out of the tragic suicides within the gay community, and we have received support from Neil Patrick Harris, Channing Tatum, Carol Channing, Bryan Cranston, Kathy Griffin, LeAnn Rimes, Bernadette Peters, Nathan Lane, Joy Behar, Wendy Williams and many others. More information: http://broadwaysingsforpride.com or Facebook: Broadway Sings for Pride



 
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