Show-stopping performances and strong women—that’s what the 13th annual cabaret benefit “Les Girls” was all about. The hottest stars gathered for a night of sexy cabaret, putting on a show to benefit the National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund, which is striving to end the disease with its Breast Cancer Deadline 2020 initiative.
The strong woman behind the goal is NBCC president Fran Visco who says “we have a deadline to motivate innovative research, set priorities, and build support to end breast cancer by January 1, 2020.” Another strong lady, Universal Partnerships and Licensing President Stephanie Sperber is a cancer survivor and agrees “a deadline changes everything.”
The “Les Girls 13” event had celebrities gathering at Avalon Theatre in Hollywood. It was a wickedly funny evening of entertainment featuring talented musical stars who are best known for their TV credits.
Sharon Lawrence (Rizzoli & Isles) , Jean Smart (Harry’s Law), Deborah May (ER), Ana Ortiz (Devious Maids), Judy Reyes (Scrubs, Devious Maids), Chris Mann (The Voice), Brandon Barash (General Hospital), Sam Harris (The Class), Peter Porte (The Young and the Restless), Adam Busch (Men at Work), Melissa Peterman (Baby Daddy), Kirsten Storms, Eric Kufs, and stripper Miss Dakota, among the many talented performers doing song parodies to familiar tunes such as “Makin’ Whoopee.”
It was racy and delicious, with everyone going wild. Bruce Vilanch was hysterical with “Get Me to the Church On Time,” done as an ode to gay marriage. Steven Weber (Wings) was ultra-naughty with “Blow Me… A Kiss.” Another highlight was Broadway veteran and Covert Affairs star Peter Gallagher going for the gusto with “Anything Goes,” and it did!
Always a favorite is NCIS:LA’s Barrett Foa. The mega-talented fellow who looks like a big innocent choirboy, Foa did two show-stopping body-shaking numbers to start and end the show. Foa danced with chorus gals and sang “Just Think About Girls.” That’s what the show was all about, ending breast cancer and saving “the girls.” Go to www.breastcancerdeadline2020.org. #