New York | Washington D.C.

Please join Only Make Believe on Monday, November 6, 2017 for Make Believe on Broadway hosted by Saturday Night Live’s Cecily Strong, honoring Chief Legal Officer of Apollo Global Management, John Suydam, and award-winning actor, singer and philanthropist, Josh Groban. 

This one-night-only show will feature performances and appearances by Cecily Strong (SNL), Thomas Roberts (Emmy winner NBC News), Jon Jon Briones (Olivier Award nominee, Miss Saigon), Sierra Boggess (School of Rock, Phantom), Bryan Terrell Clark (Hamilton), Siobhan Dillion (Sunset Boulevard), Montego Glover (Tony Award nominee), Lena Hall (Tony Award winner and Grammy nominee), Greg Hildreth (Disney’s Frozen), Brad Oscar (Tony nominee), Betsy Wolfe (Waitress), and many more to be announced.

This evening is a night where we celebrate and recognize individuals who inspire us with their dedication to giving back to their community. Please join us for the 80 minute star-studded performance at the Schoenfeld Theatre in New York City followed by a VIP after party for honorees, sponsors, and VIP ticket holders at John’s of Times Square.

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All funds raised at Make Believe on Broadway will support Only Make Believe, a non-profit organization that creates and performs interactive theatre for children living in hospitals and care facilities throughout the New York metropolitan area and Washington DC free-of-charge to every site, family, and child.

The first OMB shows took place at the Rusk Institute’s Pediatric Unit at NYU Langone Medical Center in 1999, and are now performed at 43 facilities in the New York metro area as well as 8 in and around Washington DC each year. In all, more than 52,800 sick children have sat in our audience and we need your help to serve even more.


$10,000 – $100,000+ sponsorship packages are available. Please contact Cary Simpson ( for more information.

Only Make Believe is grateful for our early event sponsors:

Presenting Sponsors
Davis, Polk & Wardwell

Champion Sponsors
Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP

Advocate Sponsors
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Kate Hall & Gary Lynch
The Beatrice Snyder Foundation

Patron Sponsors
Dena Hammerstein 
Amy & Andrew Horrocks
John & Donna Hardiman
Sue & Ed Emanuel
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.