BY Brandon Voss
December 02 2011 4:00 PM ET
1. BENEFITS: Home for the Holidays; A Better Holiday; Broadway Sings for Pride; and Rent Holiday Christmas Pageant Extravaganza
’Tis the season for holiday benefit concerts in Manhattan: Benefiting the True Colors Fund and raising awareness about LGBT youth homelessness, Home for the Holidays, Cyndi Lauper’s December 4 concert event at the Beacon Theatre, includes special guests Rosie O'Donnell, Wanda Sykes, Carson Kressley, Chely Wright, Vanessa Carlton, Harvey Fierstein, Debbie Harry, Alan Cumming, and Clay Aiken; A Better Holiday, a December 5 concert benefiting the It Gets Better campaign at Joe’s Pub, includes Broadway talents Andrew Rannells, Tituss Burgess, and Michael Arden; Broadway Sings for Pride, a December 5 winter concert at the LGBT Community Center that benefits the center, features Scott Alan, Colman Domingo, Kimberley Locke, Adam Pascal, and cast members from The A-List: New York; and the cast of off-Broadway’s Rent (pictured) performs December 5 at New World Stages for a Holiday Christmas Pageant Extravaganza Spectacular, a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. For more info visit TrueColorsFund.org, ItGetsBetter.org, BwayPride.org, and SiteForRent.com.