Thank you for making Broadway Belts for PFF! 2016 a great success!
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This special evening unites Broadway's stars and key members of the pulmonary fibrosis community for a night of outstanding entertainment. Broadway Belts for PFF! has raised $700,000 for the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation's Michael Kuchwara Fund for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Research, Education, and Advocacy.
thank you to our 2016 sponsors!
The 2016 star-studded cast included Tony Award winners Randy Graff (City of Angels), Cady Huffman (The Producers), Judy Kaye (Phantom of the Opera, Nice Work If You Can Get It), Grammy Award winner Daveed Diggs (Hamilton), Telly Leung (Allegiance), Robert Creighton (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), Lisa Howard (It Should Have Been You), Margo Seibert (Rocky), Hunter Ryan Herdlicka (Once Upon a Mattress) and Zakiya Young (Disgraced, Orange is the New Black).
This year’s energetic cabaret-style show included a commanding performance from Daveed Diggs of this year’s Grammy award-winning Hamilton, who debuted his original rap, “Breathe.” Written specifically for the event and inspired by the evening’s theme, Diggs’ song detailed the difficulties of living with this debilitating disease, declaring “at times it feels dangerous to use my voice,” alluding to the very real need to conserve one’s breath.
Past marquee talent has included Broadway icons Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey, Linda Lavin, Darlene Love, Tony Danza, and Andrew Rannells, among other legendary performers from the theatre world.
This wildly entertaining benefit is hosted by Broadway’s Julie Halston. Halston became a leading spokesperson for the PFF after her husband, broadcaster Ralph Howard, received a lung transplant in 2010 due to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
View 2016 Press Release