As previously announced, The Producers' Brad Oscar will host the benefit for Only Make Believe, the non-profit charitable organization that brings the magic of theatre to hospital-bound children. Among the performers lending their talent to the 8 PM concert are Side Show's Emily Skinner, recent Chess star Julia Murney, Sunset Boulevard's Alan Campbell, Tony- winning Parade composer Jason Robert Brown, Titanic captain Michael Cerveris, Seussical's Janine LaManna, Les Miserables' Lauren Kennedy, Into the Woods' Chad Kimball and actor-writer-musical director Seth Rudetsky. Also taking part in the starry evening will be Bon Jovi's David Bryan, Streisand impersonator Steven Brinberg as well as Marcy Heisler, Zina Goldrich and Anika Larson. The evening will kick-off with Murney, Skinner and Kennedy belting out the classic Leiber-Stoller anthem "I'm a Woman." The remainder of the program follows:
Brad Oscar: "I'm Not Lane"
Janine LaManna and Dan Levine: "Cry Me a River"
Michael Cerveris: "Pinball Wizard"
Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich: "Baltimore"
Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell: "Get Here"
Steven Brinberg: "Pioneer Barbra"
Seth Rudetsky: "Brady Bunch" segment
Jason Robert Brown: one of Brown's own compositions
Julia Murney: "And the World Goes Round"
Anika Larson: Celine Dion parody
David Bryan: "Music of My Soul"
Chad Kimball: "Still Your Rock & Roll"
Finale: "Hola Lola"
Only Make Believe was founded in October 1999 at Rusk Institute's Pediatric Unit of the NYU Hospitals Center as a project of the James and Dena Hammerstein Foundation. Since its debut, the project has already provided hundreds of workshops for children in New York City medical facilities.
Only Make Believe will be held at the Lamb's Theatre, located in Manhattan at 130 West 44th Street. Tickets, priced at $50, are available by calling (646) 336-1500.