Only Make Believe To Honor Brooke Shields At Annual Gala

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On Monday, November 6th, Only Make Believe will gather at the Broadhurst Theatre to recognize and honor Brooke Shields with the James Hammerstein award for advocacy and activism, Kimberley D. Harris, Executive Vice President of Comcast Corporation and General Counsel of NBCUniversal with the OMB founders award, and long time OMB participant Christopher Christy with the Clay Stefani Award. Celebrate the milestone of serving 100,000 children since 1999 with a spectacular show. Directed by Brad Oscar with musical direction by Steven Jamail.

Only Make Believe brings interactive theatre with professional actors to over 100,000 children in pediatric hospitals, care facilities, and special education schools. All shows are completely free of charge to children and their families.

WHO: Brooke Shields, American Idol’s Melinda Doolittle, Tony winner J Harrison Ghee, Steven Jamail, Tony nominee Brad Oscar, Tony nominee A.J. Shively, Jessica Vosk, Tony Nominee NaTasha Yvette Williams and more TBA

WHENMonday Nov 6 at 7pm 

WHEREBroadhurst Theatre 235 West 44th. New York, NY 

TICKETS$162 and up 

Only Make Believe celebrates a milestone this year, serving 100,000 children since its inception in 1999. For decades, Only Make Believe has helped to enhance the lives of children with medically fragile conditions and developmental disabilities. Through Only Make Believe, professional actors work with these children either in-person or virtually to empower and explore their imagination, engage in critical thinking and express emotion through interactive theatre. 

Only Make Believe (OMB) creates interactive theatre with children in hospitals, special education schools, and care facilities. Inspiring joy and imagination, our professional actors engage children with medically fragile conditions and developmental disabilities, fostering social and emotional growth. OMB is dedicated to the principle that engaging a child’s imagination is a vital part of learning and developing life skills. 

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