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Sir Ian McKellen Hosts ONLY MAKE BELIEVE GALA Honoring Chris Wearing, Seth Rudetsky and Bernadette P. Longford 11/2

Only Make Believe, a non-profit organization that creates and performs interactive theatre for children in hospitals and care facilities, will celebrate their 10th Anniversary on November 2nd with an evening that will celebrate music, theatre and Broadway, at the Shubert Theatre. Only Make Believe is dedicated to the principle that freeing a child's imagination is a valuable part of the healing process.

The gala event, hosted by Sir Ian McKellen, will honor Chris Wearing Managing Director, Capital Markets North America of Accenture, with the OMB Founders' Award; songwriter and XM Sirius Radio Host Seth Rudetsky with the OMB Volunteer Award; and Bernadette Longford Manager of New York Community Relations at Disney Worldwide Outreach with the James Hammerstein Award. The evening will feature a number of performances by some of Broadway's brightest stars, including The Cast of Disney's The Lion King performing "One by One;" Nellie McKay performing "Mother of Pearl;" Euan Morton performing "I Have Nothing;" Montego Glover performing "Colored Woman" from Memphis, Seth Rudestsky and a cast of 12 dancers performing a segment from his Broadway 101 show; the cast of Hair performing "Good Morning Starshine" and internationally acclaimed juggler extraordinaire Picasso Jr. from the Big Apple Circus. Additionally actors Jude Law, Christopher Meloni, Nolan Gerard Funk and Alex Ko will be on-hand to celebrate the organization's 10th Anniversary.

Accenture is the presenting sponsor of the evening. Additional sponsors include Bloomberg, Disney, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, Thomson Reuters, The McGraw-Hill Companies and Morgan Stanley.

Individual tickets starting at $100 are available at or by calling 1.88.432.7250. For more information about Only Make Believe, please visit


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