The Nov. 6 concert, simply titled Only Make Believe, will boast the talents of Donny Osmond, Euan Morton, Felicia P. Fields, Liz McCartney, Merle Dandridge, David Bryan, Christine Pedi and world-renowned acrobats KENiMATTix with direction by Joe DiPietro and musical direction by Jason Debord. The 7:30 PM evening at the Millennium Hotel's Hudson Theatre, hosted by Kathie Lee Gifford, will also feature the presentation of the 2006 James Hammerstein Award to Peace One Day founder Jeremy Gilley. The repertoire for the evening follows:
Donny Osmond: "Beauty and the Beast" and "Any Dream Will Do"
Euan Morton: "At This Moment"
Felicia P. Fields: "It Don't Mean a Thing"
Liz McCartney: "My Simple Christmas Wish"
Merle Dandridge: "I Don't Know How to Love Him"
Christine Pedi: "I Will Survive" (as Eartha Kitt, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, etc.)
Kathie Lee Gifford: "I Don't Want" (accompanied by songwriter David Friedman)
Morton, McCartney, Jeffrey Carlson, Felice B. Gajda and Gregory Treco: "Come On in From the Outside"
Performances by David Bryan and KENiMATTix
Those scheduled to attend include Julia Stiles, Alan Rickman and Megan Dodds.
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 $25-$300, are available by calling (646) 336-1500. (There are $25 tickets still available.) For more information visit www.onlymakebelieve.org.