Benefit Brings Broadway to Beverly Hills
March 28, 2012 | by —Michelle Ward
photography (red carpet) by Jeffrey Mayer & Todd Williamson/Wire Image; (performances) Jason Merritt/Getty Images | Homepage
On March 21, Beverly Hills got a taste of Broadway at the 20th annual “A Night At Sardi’s” fundraiser benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association. Stars of the stage and screen belted out show tunes in the Beverly Hilton Ballroom, helping to raise $1.3 million for the charity. Host David Hyde Pierce lent his Tony-award-winning voice to songs from Spamalot while fellow Tony winner, Idina Menzel opted for a duet with husband Taye Diggs. Other celebrities performing included Kristen Bell, Zachary Levi, Marilu Henner, Wayne Brady, Steven Weber, Josh Radnor, and Jon Lovitz. The gala’s finale—a splashy number from Hair—was sung by the cast of The Big Bang Theory (Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Raunch, and Simon Helberg).
We go behind the scenes with James Marsden, and ask him about the shoot, living in LA, and what's next.