Matthew Broderick, Norm Lewis, Ashley Brown, Adrienne Warren and Jay Armstrong Johnson are among the special guests who will appear at Make Believe on Broadway, the 13th annual gala event by charity organization Only Make Believe on November 5. Law & Order: SVU actor Chris Meloni will host the event, which honors celebrity supporters Ian McKellen, Guy Chiarello and Petra Nemcova, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.
Directed by Joe DiPietro, the evening will feature performances by Broderick, Lewis, Brown, Warren, Johnson, the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus, Broadway Kids Care, David Bryan, Derrick Brown, John Eric Parker, Seth Rudetsky, Antoine L. Smith, Ken Robinson, Moya Angela, Alysha Umphress, Stephanie Gibson, Marla Mindelle, Jason Michael Snow and Trevon Davis.
The event will benefit Only Make Believe, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing theater to children with chronic illnesses and disabilities. The charity was established in 1999 by Dena Hammerstein, daughter-in-law of Broadway legend Oscar Hammerstein.