Supporting Breast Cancer Research and Education Programs at The Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute
What A Pair!, the event that has delighted audiences since its inception in 2002 and over the last decade, will present star duets in a one-night only Broadway caliber production on Saturday, April 13th at 7p.m. (silent auction opens at 6:00) at The Broad Stage at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center. The “pairings” of celebrities from television, film, music and Broadway are comical, heartwarming, and entertaining performances that can only be seen at this concert!
The event was founded by Ruth Stalford, Jody Price and Jo Levi DiSante when a personal tragedy motivated the three Hollywood producers to do something to give back. What A Pair! has raised over $2.5 million dollars for breast cancer research, and has partnered with the team at the world-renowned Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, highly acclaimed for its cancer research and education programs.
“We are so excited to partner with What A Pair! for the first time and are deeply grateful for the support that the benefit concert will generate for our breast cancer research and education programs,” said Bruce Gewertz, M.D., chair of the Department of Surgery, Vice President for interventional services, and the H & S Nichols Chair in Surgery at Cedars Sinai.
This year’s Honorary Co-Chairs are Giuliana and Bill Rancic and Lisa Ling and Paul Song, MD, and the Co-Chairs are Cookie Markowitz and Tracy Forester. Talent confirmed to perform include: Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Loretta Devine, Mary Birdsong, Rosa Blasi, Taylor Dayne, Joely Fisher, Mary Ann Mobley, Janel Parrish, Katie Lowes, Lea Thompson, Maggie Wheeler and many others.
The 2013 What A Pair! Benefit Concert is produced by Ruth Stalford and directed by Larry Carpenter. Larry directs ABC’s General Hospital, and recently directed the Sony/Nickelodeon telenovela project Hollywood Heights. He is recipient of three Daytime Emmys and four DGA Awards.
Presenting Sponsors for the 2013 What A Pair! Benefit Concert are Wallis Annenberg, the Annenberg Foundation and Cookie and Ron Markowitz.
Tickets: $250 includes the after party with celebrities, silent auction, and reception; cuisine generously provided by Angelini Osteria, Vincenti Ristorante, and Georgetown Cupcakes. Please visit www.cedars-sinai.edu/whatapair for more information and to order tickets, or call (323) 866-6231.