Joel Diamond Will Direct Cancer Benefit Featuring Performance from Yahweh Musical
By Michael Gioia
La Vie Theaters will present a cancer charity event entitled "An Evening Celebrating Life and Hope," which will feature performances from the new musical Yahweh on Broadway, Nov. 29 at the Jackie Kennedy-Onassis Theater.
The 8 PM event, hosted by Antonio Saillant, will be headlined by selections from Yahweh, which is written, produced and composed by Shandell King ("House of Payne," "Guiding Light"). Joel Diamond will provide musical direction.
Yahweh on Broadway, according to press notes, "is a compelling story of Greg McKenzie's (Taso Mikroulis) journey and triumph after suffering the loss of his mother to breast cancer. It is a journey to finding peace with God in the shadow of this tragedy. The inspired musical was written after the tragic loss of the playwright's cousin to Hodgkin's Lymphoma while also enduring the rising number of friend's with loved ones affected by cancer."
The evening will honor those lost and living with cancer as well as the 9/11 first responders that fell victim to cancer due to asbestos poisoning. The first 40 cancer patients to attend the event will receive cancer care bags, and the first 100 tickets purchased will be entered to win an exclusive dinner for two at the Blue Water Grill in Union Square.
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