The inaugural Broadway Sniffs Out Cancer benefit concert is presented October 10 at 7 PM at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater. The evening, which will raise money to train our canine friends to save lives, also honors loved ones lost to cancer.
The show features performances by Megan Hilty (Wicked, Smash), Alex Newell (Glee), Michael McElroy and members of the Broadway Inspirational Voices, Telly Leung (In Transit, Allegiance, Rent), Lindsay Mendez (Wicked, Godspell, Significant Other), Rory O’Malley (Tony Award nominee; Hamilton, Book of Mormon), Jenna Ushkowitz (Glee, Waitress, Spring Awakening), Jennifer Foote (Holiday Inn, On the Twentieth Century), Tracy Jai Edwards (Ruthless, Legally Blonde), Alexis Carra (Sweet Charity, ABC-TV’s Mixology), Jade Tailor (SyFy’s The Magicians), Virginia Williams (Woodland, USA Network’s Fairly Legal) and Brianna Brown (Showtime’s Homeland, Lifetime TV’s Devious Maids).
Music direction is by Gary Adler (Altar Boyz), with Steve Gilewsky on bass and Michael Croiter on drums.
“Cancer is often detected at a stage where there is no cure,” according to press notes. “Early detection is the critical answer to saving lives. Did you know dogs can detect cancer earlier and with greater accuracy than any current testing?” All proceeds go to InSitu Foundation Certification Program, a U.S.-based not-for-profit that created the first medical protocol for the selection, training and handling of cancer detection dogs and their handlers; and Medical Detection Dogs, a U.K.-based not-for-profit dedicated to training cancer and bio detection dogs.
Those who cannot attend the event can make a tax-deductible donation at www.BroadwaySniffsOutCancer.com.
Tickets start at $50. Tickets for $100 include champagne and a VIP gift bag. Tickets for $150 include champagne; a VIP gift bag; one party pass and two drink tickets for the VIP post-show reception. Table sponsors are $2,500 and include a half-page “in memorium” tribute in the show program, a company logo in the event, six tickets to the concert, six party passes to the VIP post-show reception and six VIP gift bags. The venue is located in The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street (between East 4th and Astor Place). For tickets call (212) 967-7555 or visit joespub.com, or visit in person at The Public Theater Box Office at 425 Lafayette Street. There is no food/drink minimum per person per show.
(Updated October 10, 2016)