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Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre

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Sir Ian McKellen hosted the 10th Anniversary of the "Only Make Believe" benefit at Broadway's Shubert Theatre on November 2nd.

The Only Make Believe program debuted in October 1999 at Rusk Institute's Pediatric Unit, NYU Langone Medical Center, as a project of the James and Dena Hammerstein Foundation. OMB serves children living with chronic illnesses and disabilities and is dedicated to the principle that freeing a child's creative spirit is a valuable part of the healing process. Functioning as a non-profit organization, Only Make Believe provides interactive theatrical performances conducted by a team of professional actors to hospitals and other medical institutions.

The gala event honored Christopher Wearing, Bernadette P. Longford and writer and actor-musician Seth Rudetsky.

Jude LawNellie McKay, Chris Meloni, Euan Morton, and the casts of Hair, Memphis and The Lion King, and performers from the Big Apple Circus and many other surprise guests all lent their talents for the big event.

The Shubert Theatre is located at 225 West 44th Street. 7 PM.

For more information on The "Only Make Believe Program, please visit www.onlymakebelieve.org

Photos by Linda Lenzi

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Host for the Evening Sir Ian McKellen

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Christopher Meloni (Law & Order SVU)

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Montego Glover (Memphis)

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Montego Glover

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Nolan Gerard Funk (Bye, Bye, Birdie)

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Alex Ko (Billy Elliot)

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
The Founder of Only Make Believe Dena Hammerstein and Sir Ian McKellen

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Dena Hammerstein and Sir Ian McKellen

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Dena Hammerstein and Sir Ian McKellen

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Dena Hammerstein and Sir Ian McKellen

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Christopher Meloni and Sir Ian McKellen

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Lion King cast members

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Lion King cast members

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Lion King cast members

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Lion King cast members

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Lion King cast members

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Johnny Lee Miller (After Miss Julie) and Michelle Hicks

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Jude Law (Hamlet)

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Jude Law

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Dena Hammerstein and Jude Law

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Dena Hammerstein and Jude Law

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Dena Hammerstein and Jude Law

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Nolan Gerard Funk

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Nolan Gerard Funk

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Nolan Gerard Funk

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Dena Hammerstein and Nolan Gerard Funk

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Seth Rudetsky

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
HAIR on Broadway: Andrew Kober, Lauren Elder, Chasten Harmon, Heath Calvert, Paris Remillard, Megan Reinking, John Moauro, Matt DeAngelis

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Andrea Martin

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre

Andrea Martin

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Welcome to the Only Make Believe 10th. Anniversary Gala's After Party

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Nolan Gerard Funk

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Christopher Meloni

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Christopher Meloni

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Randy Adams, Montego Glover and Kenny J. Seymour

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Johnny Lee Miller

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Johnny Lee Miller

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Tamara Tunie (Law & Order SVU)

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Nellie McKay

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Nellie McKay

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Jude Law

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Jude Law

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Jude Law

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Jude Law

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Jude Law

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Dena Hammerstein and Nolan Gerard Funk

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Dena Hammerstein and Only Make Believe Volunteer Award Honoree Seth Rudetsky

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Sally Rudetsky and Seth Rudetsky

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Christopher Meloni and Dena Hammerstein

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Only Make Believe Founders Award Honoree Christopher Wearing

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Jude Law, Sir Ian McKellen, Dena Hammerstein, Christopher Wearing and Christopher Meloni

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Jude Law, Sir Ian McKellen, Dena Hammerstein, Christopher Wearing and Christopher Meloni

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Euan Morton

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Euan Morton

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Glenn Connolly, Enrique Alarcon, Tommy Tune, Lenore Conviser and Jeffrey Gould

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Tommy Tune and Seth Rudetsky

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Julia Murney and Montego Glover

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Nolan Gerard Funk and Heath Calvert

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Isaac Calpito, Nancy Renee Braun and Michael Rosen

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Beau Speer, Samantha Shafer and Adam Fleming

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Simon Hammerstein and Dena Hammerstein

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Dena Hammerstein and Euan Morton

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Simon Hammerstein, Dena Hammerstein and Euan Morton

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Dena Hammerstein, Euan Morton and Julia Murney

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Sir Ian McKellen and Euan Morton

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Dena Hammerstein and Sir Ian McKellen

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Sir Ian McKellen, Dena Hammerstein and Euan Morton

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Sir Ian McKellen, Dena Hammerstein and Euan Morton

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Brian Reede and Euan Morton

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Jacqueline Gregg, Dena Hammerstein, Ian McKellen and Tamela Aldridge

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Lee Armitage and Sir Ian McKellen

Photos: The 'Only Make Believe' Benefit Gala at Broadway's Shubert Theatre
Euan Morton and Lee Armitage


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