For the first time in over two years, the David Foster Foundation was back in Toronto with their A NIGHT ON BROADWAY Gala at Hotel X. The evening featured performances by Foster himself, plus the likes of wife Katharine McPhee (Smash), Leslie Odom, Jr. (Hamilton), Loren Allred (The Greatest Showman), Erich Bergen(Jersey Boys), Jessica Vosk (Wicked) and several more. An A-List who’s-who of Broadway stars. Icons only.
16-time Grammy winner Foster who hails from Vancouver originally, is behind some of the most important Pop Songs of our time including “To Love You More” (Celine Dion), “St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion)” (John Parr), “I Have Nothing” (Whitney Houston), “You’re the Inspiration” (Chicago), “Unbreak My Heart” (Toni Braxton), “Through the Fire” (Chaka Khan) and so many more. We can’t imagine a world without Foster’s music which has touched hearts around the globe.
The Fundraiser serves to raise awareness and funds to financially support Canadian families with children who record life-saving organ transplants, and the organization has been active for 35 years. Since 2017, they’ve raised in-excess of $10 million, and that’s without events the past couple years!
In-attendance were Bella Thomson, whom after 23 surgeries, is awaiting a bowel transplant. And also Rosie Audia, who is awaiting a heart transplant.
Power Couple Foster and McPhee arrived in Toronto Thursday night to do a round of press in advance of the affair, with appearances on the likes of Global‘s The Morning Show and CITY’s Breakfast Television. They revealed Foster will be doing a Vegas residency soon, and they also will be going on-tour together this Fall!
Quickly becoming an important annual fixture in the City, the Bliss Ball took place Midtown at The Estates of Sunnybrook tonight. Now in its second year and put-on by The Dilawri Foundation, proceeds from the Ball go to The Patient Amenities Fund at SickKids Hospital, aiding those Families requiring Financial Aid.
Among the amazing Talent here in support of the Event this year were the likes of Carly Rose Sinclair of The Voice, Katharine McPhee, Chris Noth, David Blaine and the Headliner, Nicole Scherzinger, formerly of the Pussycat Dolls. Popular Television Personality Mario Lopez hosted the Event which saw Sex & the City Star Noth auction off a stay in his Apartment, in addition to a private Dinner with Mr. Big himself.
We spotted Lopez flying-in from Los Angeles earlier today on the same flight as Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher, who were in-town for the Just for Laughs Festival‘s presentation of The Family Guy Live. The Host of Popular Entertainment Staple EXTRA Tweeted, “Taking off to Toronto.. Ashton Kutcher & Mila Kunis sitting next to me.. Cool couple.. Ashton tackled me on the plane. Both wrestlers..”. Although Fans had to ask a few times, Lopez finally agreed to take Photos and was nice about as he awaited his Vehicle’s delayed arrival.