weSPARKLE, Take V: Star-Studded Celebrity Benefit for WeSpark Cancer Support Center
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Tarell Alvin McCraney's latest acclaimed play tracks the coming-of-age of a group of talented young African-American prep-school singers whose choral prowess is woven seamlessly into the story. Pharus, the undisputed superstar of the choir, is searching for the courage to let his true self shine through, in this work by MacArthur Fellowship-winner McCraney (The Brother/Sister Plays), who's been called "without question, the hottest young playwright in America" (Chicago Tribune). The West Coast premiere reunites director Trip Cullman, star Jeremy Pope and several other cast members from its 2013 New York run. Learn More
weSPARKLE V, a Broadway and Comedy Tonight themed production, will be presented by weSPARK Cancer Support Center at the Alex Theatre. For the fifth year, celebrities from the worlds of music, comedy, Broadway, television, and film will put on a one-time only performance as a fundraiser for the Sherman Oaks non-profit facility founded by the late actress/comedienne Wendy Jo Sperber.
Stars scheduled to appear include*:
Dee Wallace, Ed Begley, Jr., Harry Hamlin, Telma Hopkins, Katey Sagal, Holland Taylor, Lea Thompson, Steven Weber, Treat Williams, Valarie Pettiford, Adam Pascal, George Anthony Bell, Yancey Arias, Suzanne Buirgy, Andrea Bowen, Vicki Lewis, Madelyn Deutch, Greg Evigan, Sally Kellerman, Fred Applegate, Greg Evigan, Valerie Perri, Nancy Allen, Lisa Stanley, Mindy Sterling, Tom Wilson, Diane Delano, Lisa Rinna.
*_Line-up subject to change without notice._
About the Ticket Supplier: weSPARK Cancer Support GroupWendie Jo Sperber, actress, comedienne and Founder of weSPARK Cancer Support Center, passed away November 29th after a long battle with breast cancer. Wendie, a Los Angeles native, began her professional acting career while still in high school. She went on to star in numerous films, television series (including Bosom Buddies,Private Benjamin, Babes and Hearts Afire). She also appeared on the poignant breast cancer episode of "Murphy Brown." More recently, Wendie guest-starred on "Will and Grace" and recurred on "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter".
Diagnosed with cancer in 1997, Wendie founded weSPARK Cancer Support Center in Sherman Oaks, California in 2001 to provide free services including support groups, information on the latest research, classes, teen and wee Spark children's groups, and much more, to many cancer "warriors", their families and friends.