Broadway Bash | Algonquin Arts Theatre
Carter Calvert presents The Broadway Divas!
Broadway Bash
Thursday, June 6, 2019
Annual Benefit
The Broadway Bash is back! This year goes to the divas as Broadway's Carter Calvert, Aisha de Haas and Sandra Joseph star in the show!
Thursday, June 6
Event Information

5:30 pm - Bash Event Begins for VIP ($199) & Bash ($89) Ticket Holders
7:15 pm - Theatre Doors Open (Show Ticket Holders Arrive)
8 pm - Headliner, Honoree Recognition
9* pm - Silent Auction and Raffles close at the end of intermission
10:15* pm - Pick Up Silent Auction Gifts; After-Party

Long-time supporters and recently retired Board members Peter A. Flihan, Mona Kirk & Pat Thecker.

*estimated times


The benefit is the single biggest fundraising day of the year for Algonquin Arts Theatre. A silent auction is available online and to VIP and Bash ticket holders. Honoree recognition and a live appeal will be integrated into the show. A 50-50 raffle winner will be drawn at the end of intermission.

Cast & Creative Team


Ms. Calvert, an Algonquin favorite, is best known for originating her role in the Tony nominated, It Ain't Nothin' But The Blues on Broadway. The New York Times wrote, "Carter Calvert effervesces: her voice echoes chimes in the night" and "Her smoldering grip on "Fever" is positively dangerous".

New York credits include the Broadway, Original Cast Album and touring productions of It Ain't Nothin' But The Blues. She recently appeared in the latest NY production of Forbidden Broadway: Comes Out Swinging for which she received rave reviews and was in the original cast of The Thing About Men at the Promenade Theatre. Ms. Calvert toured Europe in Smokey Joe's Cafe and played Grizabella in the Broadway National tour of CATS. She appeared in the World Premiere of Forbidden Vegas in a role she originated as and as the title role in Always, Patsy Cline opposite Emmy award winner Sally Struthers.

Ms. Calvert can also be seen in theaters all around the country and on luxury cruise lines in her solo show Walking After Midnight: A Tribute to Patsy Cline, Natural Woman: A Carole King Celebration and Viva La Diva. Other favorite roles include Eva Peron in Evita and Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun. Carter has opened for iconic performers including Liza Minnelli, Marilyn McCoo, Chubby Checker and The Temptations. Her television credits include The David Letterman Show, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, The Victoria Secret Fashion Show and The Today Show. As a recording artist, Carter Calvert and the Roger Cohen Trio debuted at number 13 on the CMJ jazz charts (beating out Paul McCartney!). Her latest musical offering It's A Man's World is climbing the charts (#7 on CMJ) and can be heard on radio stations around the world.


Aisha de Haas made her Broadway debut in Bring In Da Noise, Bring In Da Funk with Savion Glover. This was immediately followed by the Tony Award Winning production of RENT and Caroline, Or Change. Other New York productions include Nora Ephron's Love, Loss And What I Wore and Stephen Sondheim's Road Show.

Most recently, Aisha toured North America as Medda Larkin in the 1st National Tour of Disney's Newsies and is featured in the "live-capture" movie released in 2017.

Television appearances include Shades of Blue, Blue Bloods, Law & Order and The Today Show. Her movie roles include Across The Universe, RENT, The Secret Lives Of Dentists and Marci X. Aisha's voice has been heard on commercial jingles for Chef Boyardee, McDonald's, The Lottery and Cover Girl and several recordings including Dreamgirls In Concert, Caroline, Or Change, Chicago (the Motion Picture), Road Show and PopJazz.

A frequent soloist with symphony orchestras, Aisha played "Bloody Mary" in a concert version of South Pacific with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and has performed with such artists as Oleta Adams, Patti Austin, Smokey Robinson and Michael McDonald. Upcoming concert engagements include the Cleveland Orchestra, Colorado Symphony, Youngstown Philharmonic, Ocean City Pops and others.

Aisha's own show, Jazzer at Heart, is a tribute to the music she grew up with, the music her parents loved and played - The Great American Songbook. She has also performed at jazz clubs and festivals around the country.


Sandra Joseph is a history-making Broadway star, a bestselling author, and a TEDx speaker.

Ten years as Christine in The Phantom of the Opera earned her the record as the longest-running leading lady in the longest-running Broadway show of all time. Oprah has called her a Broadway legend and an inspiration.

Sandra has been seen on numerous national broadcasts, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, The Today Show, The View, and Oprah: Where Are They Now?.

She is the author of the #1 international Amazon bestselling book, Unmasking What Matters: 10 Life Lessons from 10 Years on Broadway and the coauthor of Your Creative Soul: Expressing Your Authentic Voice with five-time New York Times bestselling author Caroline Myss.

Recognized for her thought leadership, Sandra is a member of The Transformational Leadership Council, a group of 100 top personal development professionals, founded by Jack Canfield.


Executive Producers
Janice Blanton
Durso Wealth Management

Hackensack Meridian Health

Patsy Cline
Merri-Makers Caterers
PNC Wealth Management

Eva Peron
Manasquan Bank
The Folk Agency

Annie Oakley
Broadway Ray
Carluccio, Leone, Dimon, Dolye & Sacks, LLC
Crosson Construction Company
Holman Frenia Allison PC
Eliot & Lorene Colon
Mona & John Kirk
New Jersey Natural Gas
Peter A. Flihan & Linda Hejduk
Peter & Dale Wegener
Sweet Tease Tea Room
The George and Ruth Harms Foundation