A host of theatre actors will be part of Summit Health Cares' Broadway Rocks Cancer concert December 16 at the Tower Theatre in Bend, Oregon.
The 7 PM performance, which will raise funds to help provide comfort to patients and their families fighting cancer, will be hosted by Christopher J. Hanke (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Cry-Baby).
Hanke will be joined on stage by Alex Ellis (Catch Me if You Can, Titanique), Colin Hanlon (Falsettos, Rent), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Hair, On the Town), Natalie Joy Johnson (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde), Tamika Lawrence (Caroline, or Change; Come from Away), Julia Murney (Wicked, The Wild Party), Joe Aaron Reid (Catch Me if You Can, Chicago), Conrad Ricamora (The King and I, Little Shop of Horrors), Adam Roberts (Pippin, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), and Elizabeth Stanley (Jagged Little Pill, On the Town).
“We’ve been hosting this event since 2017, and every year, it gets better and better,” says SHC Executive Director Joe Finocchiaro. “We hear from patients day in and day out what a tremendous difference the Patient-in-Need fund and Comfort Project are making in their lives. Our goal is to continue providing that support to ensure patients with cancer and their families have all the tools they need to beat this disease.”
"My grandmother battled stage 4 cancer and with the overwhelming medical bills. She didn’t have the funds to pay for everyday items she needed," adds actor Adam Roberts. "Having an organization like this come to her aid would have smoothed out the process and quelled the family's burdens a bit."