The 7:30 PM concert, which benefits Only Make Believe, the charity that brings musical theatre to ill children, will be held at the Millennium Hotel's Hudson Theatre. As previously announced, those scheduled to appear include Hayley Mills, Linda Eder, Julia Murney, Chad Kimball, Andrew Lippa, Ashley Brown, Amanda Green and Montego Glover with direction by Joe DiPietro and musical direction by Seth Rudetsky.
As of press time, the song list for the one-night-only event follows:
Andrew Lippa - "Spread a Little Joy" (from his new musical Betty Boop)
Ashley Brown - "A Change in Me" (from Beauty and the Beast)
Amanda Green - "When a Friend Succeeds" (original song)
Chad Kimball - "Pockets" (from Gifts of the Magi)
Montego Glover - "Colored Woman" (from Memphis)
Ed Dixon - "Something Like Love" (from Under the Bridge)
Seth Rudetsky - "Deconstructing Barbra"
Julia Murney - "Ring Them Bells"
Christine Pedi - "I Will Survive"
Cast of Slut (Andy Karl, Jenn Colella, David Josefsberg, Jim Stanek, Harriet D. Foy, Kevin Pariseau, Mary Faber, Sara Chase) - "One Adam at a Time"
Linda Eder - "Don't Rain On My Parade"
Linda Eder - "Over the Rainbow"/"I'm Always Chasing Rainbows"
The evening will also honor Kathie Lee Gifford for her "outstanding humanitarian efforts to help children in need." Karen Lefrak will present Gifford with the 2005 James Hammerstein Award.
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.
The Hudson Theatre at the Millennium Hotel is located at 145 West 44th Street. Tickets, priced $150 (performance only) and $250 (show plus post performance party), are available by calling (646) 336-1500. (A limited number of $50 tickets are also available by calling the same number.) For more information visit www.onlymakebelieve.org.