Using performing arts to raise awareness and funding for lung cancer research
December 7, 2017
From Bench to Broadway Songs Where the Science Is
Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research 500 Main Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts
6:00 pm Silent Auction
7:30 pm Showtime
A reception follows the show
On December 7th Upstage Lung Cancer will collaborate with the scientists at Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research (KI) to make music where the science is.
Emmy Award-winning Arts and Entertainment Editor Joyce Kulhawik returns to emcee our 9th annual cabaret concert. This year, Candy O’Terry, Award- winning radio & television personality, singer & recording artist, and founder and former co-host of WMJX, Magic 106.7/Boston’s Exceptional Women radio show will add her vocal talents, along with a celebrated cast of Brian DeLorenzo, Hildy Grossman, and Paula Markowicz to create a powerhouse evening that benefits ground-breaking early detection of lung cancer. Lisa Rafferty, Director, and Tim Evans, Music Director, team up again to insure an unforgettable evening.
We are thrilled to partner with MIT’s Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research in investing in their Frontier Research Program. The goal is to create a new, reliable, non-invasive method of early detection and diagnosis of lung cancer. Upstage Lung Cancer and The Koch Institute are deeply committed to supporting boldly conceived, highly innovative, and highly collaborative research that all too often does not qualify for funding from traditional government sources. Proceeds from BIG BROADWAY BASH will be invested in potential life-saving technology.
This year’s musical salute to Broadway’s best will focus on innovation in arts and science. In addition, we will bestow our “FAN AWARD” on someone who has shown exceptional leadership in the fight for a cure. To round out the evening’s entertainment, there will be a silent auction and post-concert reception.
Our Past Performances
Upstage Lung Cancer has been staging performances since 2008. Below are some of our recent past productions.
A Breath of Fresh Air A concert to benefit lung cancer research in memory of John H. Kornblith
Performed June 25th
We enjoyed an afternoon of live music from Golden Oldies to the 60s, a performance of Indian dance, sumptuous hors d’oeuvres and lavish libations.
The Sensational ‘60’s Classic Rock & Roll Lives On
Performed April 27, 2017
The Sensational ’60’s was an upbeat evening of classic tunes. WBZ’s Jordan Rich emceed an outstanding musical evening featuring The Follen Angels, International Cabaret, jazz, and classic pop recording artists. This inspirational night of music also featured the delightful a Cappella group, Custom Blend, and the NU Downbeats from Northeastern University, who helped strike a chord to raise awareness of the changing face of lung cancer.
It was an extraordinary evening of music featuring Boston’s most outstanding musical entertainers Brian De Lorenzo, Hildy Grossman, Paula Markowicz, John King and Davron Monroe.
Joyce Kulhawik, Emcee, Emmy-Award winning A&E Critic; Lisa Rafferty, Director; Tim Evans, Music Director; Russell Garrett, Choreographer; and Francine Jacobson, MD, MPH, Guest Speaker.
An inspirational evening of music where we struck a chord to raise awareness of the changing face of lung cancer. Featured:
The doctor musicians of the Longwood Symphony Orchestra’s Brass Quintet
The Bo and Bill Winiker Jazz Trio
Peking and the Mystics, a Capella group
Linda Marks, Singer/Songwriter & Dave Birkin (Sax) with young singer, Claire McFarland
Hildy Grossman, of The Follen Angels with Greg Woodsbie (keyboard)
Northern Lights, young a Capella singers
Popular WBZ radio host, Jordan Rich, emcee, joined guest speakers Dr. Deborah Morosini, leading pathologist and sister of the late Dana Reeve, and K.C. Oakley of Jill’s Legacy for an unforgettable night of song. The evening also featured an Opportunity Drawing which included a 50/50 drawing, 2 Red Sox tickets, and gift certificates from Boston restaurants. Our partners are the Addario Lung Cancer Foundation and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Concert proceeds supported the ALCMI Young Lung Genome Project.
Renowned vocalists and media personalities from around New England gathered in Boston to celebrate the music of the “chairman of the board”, Frank Sinatra, on the eve of his 100th birthday. Joyce Kulhawik, was joined onstage by Leigh Barrett, Brian De Lorenzo, Hildy Grossman, John F. King, Paula Markowicz, and Scott Wahle. With Lisa Rafferty (director), Catherine Stornetta (music director), and Michelle Hayes (choreographer).