Broadway Stars Corbin Bleu, Telly Leung, Lindsay Mendez, Rory O’Malley and More Help “Sniff Out Cancer” at Joe’s Pub at the Public, October 10

The first annual all-star benefit concert Broadway Sniffs Out Cancer will be presented at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater on Monday, October 10. The event raises money to train our canine friends to save lives, as well as honoring of the loved ones we’ve lost to cancer. Stars from Broadway’s HamiltonWicked, Rent, The Book of Mormon,Chicago, Allegiance, Godspell, Sweet Charity, A Chorus Line, and some surprise celebrity special guests, will unite for one night only to raise money to support two of the international organizations at the forefront of this cutting-edge method of early detection.

(Clockwise left to right): Corbin Bleu, Telly Leung, Rory O’Malley and Lindsay Mendez

The show will feature performances by Corbin Bleu (Holiday Inn, In The Heights, High School Musical), Telly Leung (In Transit, Allegiance, Rent), Lindsay Mendez (Wicked, Godspell, Significant Other), Rory O’Malley (Tony Award nominee, Hamilton, Book of Mormon), Jenna Ushkowitz (Glee, Waitress, Spring Awakening), Jennifer Foote (Holiday Inn, On the Twentieth Century), Tracy Jai Edwards (Ruthless, Legally Blonde), Alexis Carra (Sweet Charity, ABC-TV’s “Mixology”), Jade Tailor (SyFy’s “The Magicians”), Virginia Williams (Woodland, USA Network’s “Fairly Legal”) and Brianna Brown (Showtime’s “Homeland,” Lifetime TV’s “Devious Maids”), with others to be announced. Music direction is by Gary Adler (Alterboyz), with Steve Gilewsky on bass and Michael Croiter on drums.

(From left to right): Jenna Ushkowitz, Jennifer Foote, Tracy Jai Edwards, Alexis Carra
(Clockwise from left to right): Jenna Ushkowitz, Jennifer Foote, Alexis Carra and Tracy Jai Edwards

Cancer is often detected at a stage where there is no cure. Early detection is the critical answer to saving lives. Did you know dogs can detect cancer earlier and with greater accuracy than any current testing? All proceeds from this year’s Broadway Sniffs Out Cancer will go to InSitu Foundation Certification Program, a US-based not-for-profit that created the first medical protocol for the selection, training, and handling of the cancer detection dogs and their handlers; and Medical Detection Dogs, a UK-based not-for-profit dedicated to training cancer and bio detection dogs.

(From left to right) Jade Tailor, Brianna Brown and Virginia Williams

Those who cannot attend the event can make a tax-deductible donation at

Broadway Sniffs Out Cancer will be presented at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater. Tickets start at $50.Tickets for $100 include champagne and a VIP gift bag. Tickets for $150 include champagne; a VIP gift bag; one party pass and two drink tickets for the VIP post-show reception. Table sponsors are $2,500 and include a half-page “in memorium” tribute in the show program, a company logo in the event, six tickets to the concert, six party passes to the VIP post-show reception and six VIP gift bags. The venue is located in The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street (between East 4th and Astor Place) NYC. For tickets call (212) 967-7555 from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM or visit, or visit in person at The Public Theater Box Office at 425 Lafayette Street from 2:00 PM daily. There is no food/drink minimum per person per show.


About Joe’s Pub at The Public named for Public Theater founder Joe Papp, Joe’s Pub at The Public opened in 1998 and plays a vital role in The Public’s mission of supporting young artists while providing established artists with an intimate space to perform and develop new work. Joe’s Pub consistently presents the best in live music and performance nightly, continuing its commitment to diversity, production values, community and artistic freedom. The organization also offers unique opportunities like New York Voices, an artist commissioning program that provides musicians the resources and tools needed to develop original theater works. Commissioned artists have included Ethan Lipton, Toshi Reagon, Bridget Everett, Allen Toussaint and more. In 2011, the Pub received a top-to-bottom renovation, leading to improved sightlines, expanded seating capacity and a new menu from acclaimed Chef Andrew Carmellini. With its intimate atmosphere and superior acoustics, Joe’s Pub presents talent from all over the world as part of The Public’s programming downtown at its Astor Place home, hosting approximately 800 shows and serving over 100,000 audience members annually.