Aid for AIDS of Nevada’s (AFAN) Sixth Evening of Cabaret returns with television and Broadway star John Davidson on Friday, Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. at the home of Penn and Emily Jillette. Proceeds from the evening will benefit AFAN’s support services to more than 1,500 clients living with or affected by HIV/AIDS in Southern Nevada.
Davidson’s performances in the major showrooms of Las Vegas established him as one of America’s foremost entertainers. Best known as the TV host of “The Hollywood Squares” and “That’s Incredible!,” Davidson started his career on Broadway over 50 years ago, where he debuted in “Foxy,” starring Burt Lahr. He later received a Theater Guild Award for playing Curly in the Broadway revival of “Oklahoma!” Davidson went on to tour the U.S. in multiple Broadway musicals including “Wicked,” “The Fantasticks,” and most recently in “Finding Neverland,” earning some of the best reviews of his career.
“We are thrilled to bring back Evening of Cabaret,” said Antioco Carrillo, AFAN’s executive director. “It’s a special night combining fantastic entertainment with a great cause, and we are very grateful for Penn and Emily Jillette for opening up their home to us.”
Guests will be treated to a reception beginning at 8 p.m. featuring culinary samples by Honey Salt. Following the reception will be an intimate performance from Davidson. Vacation packages, luxury retail items, show tickets and more will be available for attendees to bid on during a live auction.