PHOTO CALL: Imagine Benefit Concert, With Adam Pascal, Shoshana Bean, Tituss Burgess, Jeremy Kushnier

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08 May 2012

Tony Award nominee Adam Pascal (Rent, Memphis) was among the performers at Imagine: A Celebration of Life, which featured a compilation of original works, pop hits and rock 'n' roll, May 7 at the Highline Ballroom in Manhattan.

Presented by University Hospitals Case Medical Center's Seidman Cancer Center and led by Broadway's Betsy Werbel (Wicked), the 7 PM concert raised funds for cancer research through the Brian Werbel Memorial Fund.



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Joining Pascal were Shoshana Bean (Hairspray, Wicked), Tituss Burgess (The Little Mermaid), Matt Bogart (Jersey Boys), Lisa Howard (Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Richard H. Blake (Legally Blonde), Jennifer Dinoia (Wicked), Marty Thomas (Xanadu), Adinah Alexander (The Wedding Singer), Jeremy Kushnier (Jesus Christ Superstar), Kate Pfaffl (War Horse), Ben Liebert (Wicked) and Werbel as well as cast members from Broadway's Wicked, Memphis, Jesus Christ Superstar, Jersey Boys, The Book of Mormon, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, War Horse and Mamma Mia!

"My hope for this evening is to not only raise money for cancer research, a passion and dream of my brother's, but to provide the audience with an insight into the kind of person that Brian truly was," said singer Werbel in an earlier statement.

The Brian Werbel Memorial Fund was established to honor the memory of Brian, who passed away on May 7, 2007, at the age of 29. The mission of the fund is to advance clinical research on cancer-related initiatives.

For more information, UHGiving.org.