Fran Drescher and Friends Setting Sail for NYC Concert Cruise June 19 | Playbill

Benefits and Galas Fran Drescher and Friends Setting Sail for NYC Concert Cruise June 19
The star of TV’s The Nanny and Broadway’s Cinderella will sing to fight cancer.
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Morty Drescher, Fran Drescher and Sylvia Drescher Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic

TV and Broadway star Fran Drescher will be the singing first mate on her latest cabaret cruise aboard the Hornblower Infinity as evening falls on June 19.

The cruise is organized as a fundraiser for Drescher’s charity, Cancer Schmancer, which is dedicated to early detection and prevention of the disease and advocacy for patients. Drescher, who began her career as a standup comedian, starred in the TV series The Nanny and made her Broadway debut in 2014 as Madame in Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella. This cruise is the third she’s hosted.

Among Drescher’s Broadway guests will be the Tony-nominated sisters Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway, Len Cariou (Sweeney Todd), Santino Fontana (Cinderella), Jennifer Simard (Hello, Dolly!), Hunter Ryan Herdlicka (A Little Night Music), Jason Graae (Forbidden Hollywood), Stephanie Gibson (Cinderella), Nathan Lucrezio (Cinderella), Alex Rybeck (Grand Hotel), Von Smith (American Idol), Lucia Spina (Kinky Boots), Peter Marc Jacobson, Will and Anthony Nunziata, and Randy Roberts.

The cruise will board at 6 PM from the slip at 353 West Street in Manhattan before returning at 9 PM.

Tickets, which cost $500 (including cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, entertainment, the boat ride, and a photo with Drescher), can be ordered at


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