Jarrod Spector, Lisa Howard, and More to Perform at Imagine: A Celebration of Love
Imagine: A Celebration of Love, a benefit concert to raise funds for cancer research, will be held on June 13 at 8pm at City Winery. The evening will be directed by Joe Ricci with musical direction by Sinai Tabak.
Michelle Collins (The View) will host the event, which will feature performances by a roster of Broadway stars. The current lineup of performers includes Adinah Alexander (Kinky Boots), Kelli Barrett (Doctor Zhivago), Joseph Leo Bwarie (Jersey Boys), Matt DeAngelis (Hair), Jennifer Dinoia (Wicked), Christine Dwyer (Wicked), Lisa Howard (It Shoulda Been You), Aisha Jackson (Waitress), Tamika Lawrence (Beautiful), Ben Liebert (Wicked), Corey Mach (Hands on a Hardbody), Desi Oakley (Wicked), Danny Quadrino (Newsies), Jarrod Spector (Beautiful), Ryan Vasquez (Waitress), and Betsy Werbel (Wicked).
Proceeds from Imagine: A Celebration of Love will go to the Brian Werbel Memorial Fund at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center. The fund was established to honor the memory of Brian, who passed away on May 7, 2007, at the age of 29. The mission of the fund is to advance clinical research on cancer-related initiatives, an area in which Brian was deeply involved.