Featuring a host of Broadway's finest performers, the evening — simply titled Only Make Believe — will benefit the non-profit charitable organization of the same name that brings the magic of theatre to hospital-bound children. Among the performers lending their talent to the 8 PM concert are three-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, Side Show's Emily Skinner, recent Chess star Julia Murney, 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 as well as Marcy Heisler, Zina Goldrich and Anika Larson. 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.