Bon Jovi, Billy Joel and Sting will perform at an upcoming benefit for New Yorkers impacted by COVID-19. Hosted by Tina Fey, the virtual telethon Rise Up New York! will air at 7PM ET on May 11.
The initial performance lineup also features Mariah Carey, and additional artists are forthcoming. Other, non-performing guests will include New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Robert De Niro, Chris Rock, Jimmy Fallon, Spike Lee, Barbra Streisand, Jennifer Lopez, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jake Gyllenhaal, Bette Midler, The Daily Show host Trevor Noah, Idina Menzel, Christopher Jackson, Sutton Foster, Ben Platt and New York Giants players Eli Manning, Michael Strahan, Justin Tuck and Phil Simms.
Along with the celebrity appearances, Rise Up New York! will showcase the stories of those work of New Yorkers working on the front lines amid the COVID-19 outbreak. One hundred percent of donations will benefit Robin Hood’s relief efforts, providing food, shelter, educational support and other services.
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