PHOTO CALL: Sir Ian McKellen Hosts "Only Make Believe" Benefit; Memphis and Billy Elliot Casts Perform

News   PHOTO CALL: Sir Ian McKellen Hosts "Only Make Believe" Benefit; Memphis and Billy Elliot Casts Perform
 
Sir Ian McKellen hosted the 11th annual gala to benefit Only Make Believe, the non-profit organization that creates and performs interactive theatre for children in hospitals and care facilities, on Nov. 1 at Broadway's Shubert Theatre.

The evening featured the casts of Memphis and Billy Elliot: The Musical as well as Stephen Buntrock, Josh Lucas, Brad Oscar, Seth Rudetsky and The Glamazons.

The benefit event, also titled Only Make Believe, featured the presentation of the James Hammerstein Award to Laura Armitage "for her outstanding dedication to children in need both on a local and global level" and the presentation of the Founders' Award to philanthropist and author Cathy Lasry for her "exceptional commitment to children’s causes."

Here is a look at the event:


 

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