The View’s Michelle Collins will host Imagine: A Concert of Hope June 13 at City Winery featuring a string of Broadway stars. The evening will raise funds to benefit cancer research through the Brian Werbel Memorial Fund at University Hospital's Seidman Cancer Center.
The fund was established in honor of Brian Werbel, who passed away in 2007 and was brother to Betsy Werbel, who has performed on Broadway in Les Miz and Wicked. “After losing my brother in 2007, I realized that life is too short and you have to make every day truly count,” said Werbel in a statement. “I get to live my dream every night on Broadway. My brother had a dream to find a cure for cancer. Please join us for this celebration of hope and help me make my brother's dream a reality.”
The concert is set to feature performances by Adinah Alexander (Kinky Boots, Wicked), Kelli Barrett (Dr. Zhivago, Baby It's You), Joseph Leo Bwarie (Jersey Boys), Matt DeAngelis (Hair), Jennifer Dinoia (Wicked), Christine Dwyer (Wicked), Lisa Howard (It Shoulda Been You, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Aisha Jackson (Waitress, Beautiful), Tamika Lawrence (Beautiful, If/Then), Ben Liebert (Wicked), Corey Mach (Hands on a Hardbody, Godspell), Desi Oakley (Wicked, Annie), Danny Quadrino (Newsies, Bye Bye Birdie), Jarrod Spector (Beautiful, Jersey Boys), Ryan Vasquez (Waitress, Wicked) and Werbel.
The evening will be directed by Joe Ricci with musical direction by Sinai Tabak.
The concert will be at 8 PM; City Winery is located at 155 Varick Street, New York. Click here to purchase tickets.