weSpark Cancer Support Center and Charlene Sperber will present the second annual Broadway & Beyond, a variety show featuring some of the biggest names from television, stand-up comedy and the American theater stage, September 26th at the Alex Theatre in Glendale.

Produced and directed by Barbara Epstein, Broadway & Beyond will feature
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 are also among those who will light up the stage. Show time is 7:30pm.

“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 will also honor 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” will receive the “CREATION OF AWARENESS” Award. Renowned Reconstruction and Plastic Surgeon Dr. Leif Rogers, MD, FACS, will be 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.

To purchase tickets by phone please call 818.243.ALEX or purchase online at www.alextheatre.org. Members of the Screen Actors Guild will receive a 20% discount on tickets. For more information please contact Wren Claire Sellz at 818.906.3022 or wren@wespark.org.

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