Rachel Dratch to Host ONLY MAKE BELIEVE GALA Honoring Bethenny Frankel & Joe DiPietro; Performances from Judy Kaye, James Monroe Iglehart, and More

Rachel Dratch to Host ONLY MAKE BELIEVE GALA Honoring Bethenny Frankel & Joe DiPietro; Performances from Judy Kaye, James Monroe Iglehart, and More

Only Make Believe is thrilled to announce that Bethenny Frankel will be honored with the Sir Ian McKellen Award for her global philanthropic work for families in crisis through her Bstrong initiative in partnership with delivering good disaster relief charity, as well as Tony Winning playwright / lyricist/ composer Joe DiPietro with the Founder's Award for his for tireless commitment to OMB for 19 years and OMB's first partner facility The Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation at NYU Langone with the OMB Star Award at "Make Believe On Broadway" on Monday, November 5th at the Schoenfeld Theatre hosted by the hilarious Rachel Dratch. Added to the starry night are performances by Tony nominee Montego Glover, Grammy & Tony winner and Bon Jovi member David Bryan, Tony winner Michael McGrath, Tony nominee Marc Kudisch, Diana the musical's Jeanna deWaal, Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart, Tony nominee Chad Kimball, Fun's Nate Russe, Tony winner Judy Kaye, Tony nominee Brad Oscar and many more in a tribute to Joe DiPietro's multi award winning career.

Only Make Believe (OMB) is a non-profit organization that creates and performs interactive theatre 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. OMB has served over 64,000 chronically ill and disabled children since 1999 and has performed in over 55 hospitals and care facilities in the NYC and DC Metro areas. Only Make Believe is free of charge to hospitals and has been bringing interactive theatre to children in need for over 19 years. Their vision is to bring joy and inspiration to as many chronically ill children as possible, across the United States and around the world.

OMB's gala last year honoring Josh Groban and hosted by Cecily Strong was a huge success and the charity raised over $1 Million in 2017.

Tickets for this star-studded event are now on sale to the public and can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/make-believe-on-broadway-2018-tickets-47674683261

or call 646-336-1500. Pricing: $100-$500 with VIP After Party.

For more info on Only Make Believe: https://www.onlymakebelieve.org/

For more info on B-Strong Disaster Relief : https://www.delivering-good.org/bstrong/

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