In times of crisis, the artistic community often steps up and helps in ways only they can … by healing with laughter and song.
And so, as the East Coast and large sections of our country’s Midwest recover from the devastating effects of Superstorm Sandy, NBC has announced that it will hold a star-studded telethon on Friday, Nov. 2, beginning at 8 p.m. ET (and tape-delayed to the West Coast). The proceeds from the benefit will go to relief efforts at the American Red Cross. Click on the image below for more info.
At the moment, artists with direct links to the New York and New Jersey area who have agreed to perform include Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi and Billy Joel. In addition, Sting, Christina Aguilera and late-night host Jimmy Fallon also are scheduled to appear. We anticipate a few more names being added to the roster before Friday night.
"Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together" will be broadcast from NBC facilities in Rockefeller Center in New York City. Matt Lauer will host the special, which will air on NBC and its cable stations, including Bravo, CNBC, USA, MSNBC and E! Other networks are invited to join in.
To donate to the cause, Fandango readers can visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED-CROSS, or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. You can also find out more information here.