2019 Broadway Belts For PFF set for 2/25

1/9/2019 1:28pm

 Hosted by the actress/comedienne Julie Halston, BROADWAY BELTS FOR PFF! will hold its ninth annual fundraiser, featuring an evening of music and comedy benefitting the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF). This year’s event will take place on Mon Feb 25 at 5:30 PM at the Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street.) 

The event raises money to fight pulmonary fibrosis (PF), a deadly and complex disease which causes progressive scarring in the lungs. PF affects 200,000 Americans annually and 50,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. In 2018, the event raised more than $370,000. This year’s celebration will feature a special appearance by New York Yankees legend and Latin Grammy-nominee, Bernie Williams, whose father passed away from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Also performing will be Robert Creighton, Ariana Debose, Santino Fontana, Lindsay Mendez, Brad Oscar, Mary Testa and more to be announced. The annual event features Broadway stars performing some of their favorite songs and original pieces.

Also announced is a newly established Ralph Howard Legacy Award which will recognize an individual or individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to the pulmonary fibrosis community and embody Ralph’s mission of fostering and supporting talent through mentorship, opportunity, and education. The award recipient(s) will be announced at the event. The evening is directed by Carl Andress with Christopher McGovern as Musical Director, Ed Windels as Music Coordinator and Greg Santos as Stage Manager. The benefit is produced for the ninth straight year by D. Michael Dvorchak, Sue Frost, Julie Halston and Ed Windels. Press contact: Joe Trentacosta/Sam Rudy Media Relations (212/575-0263)...