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Cecily Strong to Host 2017 Only Make Believe Gala, With Lena Hall Performing

The event will take place November 6.

Lena Hall will perform at the 2017 Only Make Believe gala.
(© Tricia Baron)

Saturday Night Live's Cecily Strong will host this year's Only Make Believe gala, Make Believe on Broadway, on Monday, November 6 at the Schoenfeld Theatre.

Only Make Believe is a nonprofit organization that creates and performs interactive theater for children in hospitals and care facilities. They 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 D.C. Metro areas.

The gala will be directed by Broadway vets Joe DiPietro and Brad Oscar, with musical direction by Patrick Vaccariello. The list of performers is set to include Thomas Roberts, Lena Hall, Sierra Boggess, Betsy Wolfe, and Siobhan Dillon, with more to be announced.