Ramin Karimloo will join the lineup of performers at Only Make Believe's 2017 Make Believe on Broadway gala.
Ramin Karimloo will join the lineup of performers at Only Make Believe's 2017 Make Believe on Broadway gala.
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Only Make Believe announced that current Anastasia star and Tony Award nominee Ramin Karimloo will join the lineup of performers at this year's Make Believe on Broadway gala, which will honor Josh Groban with the Sir Ian McKellen Award for philanthropy and activism. Only Make Believe's annual event will be hosted by Saturday Night Live's Cecily Strong at the Schoenfeld Theatre on November 6.

The gala will be directed by Broadway vets Joe DiPietro and Brad Oscar, with musical direction by Patrick Vaccariello. In addition to Karimloo, the list of performers is set to include Thomas Roberts, Lena Hall, Sierra Boggess, Betsy Wolfe, Siobhan Dillon, Montego Glover, Bryan Terrell Clarke, Robert Cuccioli, and Greg Hildreth.

Only Make Believe is a nonprofit organization that creates and performs interactive theater for children in hospitals and care facilities. The group's members are dedicated to the principle that freeing a child's imagination is a valuable part of the healing process. The group has served over 52,000 children since 1999 and has performed in over 55 hospitals and care facilities in the New York and Washington, D.C., metro areas.

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