PHOTO CALL: Nick Adams, Eden Espinosa, Chad Kimball, Caissie Levy and More Offer Concert to Benefit Carly Jibson's Mom
By Joseph Marzullo
27 Aug 2012
Friends of singer-actress Carly Jibson gathered Aug. 26 at the Laurie Beechman Theatre to raise their voices in song for an evening benefiting Jibson's mother, who is suffering from stage-four lung and bone cancer.
The concert, which was titled Cancer's Expensive, included Eden Espinosa, Chad Kimball, Leonard Sullivan, Caissie Levy, Katie Thompson, Jenna Leigh Green, Nick Adams, Scott Alan, Ellyn Marie Marsh, Brian Gallagher, David Reiser, Michael Mendez and the cast of Off-Broadway's Fat Camp.
Jibson hosted the evening, which featured musical direction by Joshua Kartes.
Renee Zimmerman is 55 and has no health insurance. The evening helped raise funds for her health care.
In addition to the performances, an auction was held featuring personalized memorabilia from Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, Michael McKean and Annette O’Toole, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Bruce Vilanch, Joan Rivers, Ricki Lake, the Public Theater, the cast of The Book of Mormon and Perez Hilton.
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