After nearly two decades of wow-worthy moments, “A Night at Sardi’s” closed the curtain for the last time at the Beverly Hilton earlier this week. The benefit raises funds and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association, and its co-founder Laurie Burrows Grad confirmed it’s the last year for this Broadway-themed spectacle.
The Rogen’s are the perfect pair to take over this star-studded event after finding tremendous success as co-founders of the non-profit, Hilarity for Charity. Their organization also raises money to provide grants for caregivers affected by Alzheimer’s disease.
Laurie started “A Night at Sardi’s” 23 years ago with her late husband, Peter Grad, who was posthumously honored at the event with the Philanthropic Award. The couple created “A Night at Sardi’s” in honor of Laurie’s father, Pulitzer Prize-winner playwright Abe Burrows.
Oscar winner Keith Carradine was also honored with the night’s Caregiver of the Year Award.
After guests had enjoyed their dinner, they were treated to song and dance as Hollywood and Broadway’s stars took to the stage for tremendous performances. The theme of the night was “Broadway’s Best” and the stars didn’t disappoint.
Kaley Cuoco was easily the breakout performer of the evening as she joined her fellow “Big Bang Theory” castmates on stage to sing songs from Grease. The CBS-stars in attendance included Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Melissa Rauch, Kunal Nayyar, Simon Helberg and Mayim Bialik.
The 30-year-old actress didn’t stop there. Cuoco showed off her toned physique in a crop top, and fishnets during her solo performance of A Chorus Line’s “Dance 10 Looks 3.”
Other notable performances came from “Seinfeld’s” Jason Alexander, “Togetherness’” Peter Gallagher, “Will and Grace’s” Eric McCormack, New Kids on the Block’s Joey McIntyre and “Mad Men’s” Ben Feldman.
Meanwhile, Disney Channel beauty Dove Cameron showed off her singing chops with a stunning rendition of Thoroughly Modern Millie’s “Gimme Gimme.
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All funds raised during the night support the Alzheimer’s Association’s mission to eliminate the disease. The national organization invests in research to find a cure for dementia and provides education to families across the country.