Photo Flash: Broadway & Beyond weSPARK Variety Show Benefit

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The second annual Broadway & Beyond, a variety show featuring some of the biggest names from television, stand-up comedy and the American theater stage, was held September 26th at the Alex Theatre in Glendale.

Produced and directed by Barbara Epstein, Broadway & Beyond featured performances by Billy Gardell (CBS' Mike & Molly), Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young (Jerseyboys) and Wayne Brady (Let's Make a Deal). American Idol finalist Allison Iraheta and percussion group Rhythm Extreme were also among those who lit up the stage.

"Broadway & Beyond" is a unique opportunity for the public to see their favorite stars performing live," said weSPARK's Executive Director Nancy Allen in a statement. "This fundraising effort helps weSPARK keep our services completely free of charge for cancer patients and their families."

The event honored choreographer Mary Murphy, favorite judge of "So You Think You Can Dance" and cancer survivor with the "HEART OF weSPARK" Award. Marc Cherry, creator of "Desperate Housewives" received the "CREATION OF AWARENESS" Award. Renowned Reconstruction and Plastic Surgeon Dr. Leif Rogers, MD, FACS, was presented with the "COMMITMENT TO CARE" Award.

Founded in 2001, weSPARK Cancer Support Center is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for cancer patients, their families, and friends. weSPARK provides free services designed to heal the mind, body, and spirit of all those whose lives have been affected by cancer.

Photo Credit: Lily Lim

Photo Flash: Broadway & Beyond weSPARK Variety Show Benefit

Photo Flash: Broadway & Beyond weSPARK Variety Show Benefit
Tracie Thoms

Photo Flash: Broadway & Beyond weSPARK Variety Show Benefit
Nancy Allen

Photo Flash: Broadway & Beyond weSPARK Variety Show Benefit
Rhythm Extreme

Photo Flash: Broadway & Beyond weSPARK Variety Show Benefit
Alec Mapa

Photo Flash: Broadway & Beyond weSPARK Variety Show Benefit
Felicity Huffman and Marc Cherry

Photo Flash: Broadway & Beyond weSPARK Variety Show Benefit
Felicity Huffman

Photo Flash: Broadway & Beyond weSPARK Variety Show Benefit
Allison Iraheta

Photo Flash: Broadway & Beyond weSPARK Variety Show Benefit
Rhythm Extreme

Photo Flash: Broadway & Beyond weSPARK Variety Show Benefit
David Burnham

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Russell Ferguson

Photo Flash: Broadway & Beyond weSPARK Variety Show Benefit
Billy Gardell

Photo Flash: Broadway & Beyond weSPARK Variety Show Benefit
Alonzo Bodden

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Valerie Perri Lipson

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Gwen Stewart

Photo Flash: Broadway & Beyond weSPARK Variety Show Benefit

Photo Flash: Broadway & Beyond weSPARK Variety Show Benefit
Connie Jackson, Kamilah Marshall, and Sylvia MacCalla

Photo Flash: Broadway & Beyond weSPARK Variety Show Benefit
Steven Weber

Photo Flash: Broadway & Beyond weSPARK Variety Show Benefit
David Burnham

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The company

Photo Flash: Broadway & Beyond weSPARK Variety Show Benefit
Allison Iraheta

Photo Flash: Broadway & Beyond weSPARK Variety Show Benefit
Sylvia MacCalla

Photo Flash: Broadway & Beyond weSPARK Variety Show Benefit
Marc Cherry

Photo Flash: Broadway & Beyond weSPARK Variety Show Benefit
Connie Jackson

Photo Flash: Broadway & Beyond weSPARK Variety Show Benefit
Gev Manoukian

Photo Flash: Broadway & Beyond weSPARK Variety Show Benefit
Mark Walberg

Photo Flash: Broadway & Beyond weSPARK Variety Show Benefit
Valerie Perri and Tracie Thoms

Photo Flash: Broadway & Beyond weSPARK Variety Show Benefit
Connie Jackson, Kamilah Marshall, and Sylvia MacCalla

Photo Flash: Broadway & Beyond weSPARK Variety Show Benefit
Lindsey Alley

Photo Flash: Broadway & Beyond weSPARK Variety Show Benefit
Valerie Perri Lipson

Photo Flash: Broadway & Beyond weSPARK Variety Show Benefit
Mary Murphy

Photo Flash: Broadway & Beyond weSPARK Variety Show Benefit
Tracie Thoms

Photo Flash: Broadway & Beyond weSPARK Variety Show Benefit
John Lloyd Young

Photo Flash: Broadway & Beyond weSPARK Variety Show Benefit
Russell Ferguson and Mary Murphy

Photo Flash: Broadway & Beyond weSPARK Variety Show Benefit
U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Tony Lino

Photo Flash: Broadway & Beyond weSPARK Variety Show Benefit
David Burnham

Photo Flash: Broadway & Beyond weSPARK Variety Show Benefit
Shannon Warne, Linsey Alley

Photo Flash: Broadway & Beyond weSPARK Variety Show Benefit
Alonzo Bodden

Photo Flash: Broadway & Beyond weSPARK Variety Show Benefit
Dr Leif Rogers

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Jason Graae

Photo Flash: Broadway & Beyond weSPARK Variety Show Benefit
Shannon Warne

Photo Flash: Broadway & Beyond weSPARK Variety Show Benefit
Jason Graae

Photo Flash: Broadway & Beyond weSPARK Variety Show Benefit
Steven Weber

Photo Flash: Broadway & Beyond weSPARK Variety Show Benefit
Mark Walberg and Alonzo Bodden

Photo Flash: Broadway & Beyond weSPARK Variety Show Benefit
Gerald Sternbach

Photo Flash: Broadway & Beyond weSPARK Variety Show Benefit
Kamilah Marshall

Photo Flash: Broadway & Beyond weSPARK Variety Show Benefit
Steven Weber

Photo Flash: Broadway & Beyond weSPARK Variety Show Benefit
Alec Mapa

Photo Flash: Broadway & Beyond weSPARK Variety Show Benefit
Valerie Perri Lipson

Photo Flash: Broadway & Beyond weSPARK Variety Show Benefit
Sylvia MacCalla

Photo Flash: Broadway & Beyond weSPARK Variety Show Benefit
U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Tony Lino and Dr Leif Rogers

Photo Flash: Broadway & Beyond weSPARK Variety Show Benefit

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