Andrew Rannells, Klea Backhurst, Liz Callaway, Cady Huffman Set for Broadway Belts Concert

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24 Jan 2014

Broadway favorite Julie Halston will host the fourth annual Broadway Belts for PFF! to benefit the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) Feb. 24 at 7 PM at Birdland Jazz Club.



Directed by Carl Andress, the evening will feature the talents of Klea Backhurst, Tony nominee Liz Callaway, Robert Creighton, Tony winner Cady Huffman, Tony nominee Andrew Rannells and Rashidra Scott. Doors will open at 5:30 PM with curtain time at 7 PM.

The concert will have musical direction by Christopher McGovern, musical supervision and arrangements by Ed Windels and a script by Halston and D. Michael Dvorchak. Trisha Henson is stage manager, and Sue Frost is co-producer.

Halston is a spokeswoman and activist for pulmonary fibrosis, along with her husband, former Sirius XM news anchor for "The Howard Stern Show," Ralph Howard, who was diagnosed with the disease in 2008. Over the past three years the concerts have raised over $150,000 for PFF.

All funds will go toward The Michael Kuchwara Fund for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Research, Education, and Advocacy in honor of the late Associated Press theatre critic and reporter.

Birdland Jazz Club is located at 315 West 44th Street. For more information visit www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org/broadwaybelts or contact amiller@pulmonaryfibrosis.org or call (888) 733-6741.