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“Jersey Boys” Star to Produce NF Hope Concert at The Las Vegas Hilton June 12

June 7, 2011 by  

Jeff Leibow of “Jersey Boys” is producing the NF Hope Concert set to take place June 12, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. at the Las Vegas Hilton.

Proceeds from the concert will be donated to NF, Inc., an organization that serves families and individuals with neurofibromatosis, which is more commonly known as NF. The NF Hope Concert will be hosted by Improv Comedy veteran Matt Donnelly and KTNV Channel 13 Anchor Lisa Remillard, include performances by some of Las Vegas’ biggest stars and will also have a great silent auction. Tickets start at $39 and are available at lvhilton.com or by calling the Las Vegas Hilton box office (702) 732-5755 or (800) 222-5361.

The star-studded concert will feature performances by Gordie Brown, Rich Little, cast members from “Jersey Boys,” “Phantom—The Las Vegas Spectacular,” “The Lion King,” Dezmond Meeks, Human Nature and Santa Fe. Silent auction items include tickets to Celine Dion, Donny and Marie, Terry Fator, “Phantom—The Las Vegas Spectacular,” “The Lion King,” “Jersey Boys,” show memorabilia, restaurant certificates, spa certificates and more.

The concert is inspired by Leibow’s daughter, Emma, who was recently diagnosed with NF. NF is a genetic disorder of the nervous system that results in an ineffective tumor suppressor gene, which allows for tumors to grow on any nerve in the body without warning. Leibow and his wife, Melody, conceived the idea for the concert upon the realization that they had an obligation to their family and the 100,000 people living with NF to educate more people about the disorder.

“Our goal for this concert is to raise awareness. We are so lucky that I am in a place to put together a concert like this – to gather 1,500 people in a room, tell them what neurofibromatosis is and hope they go tell 1,500 more people,” says Leibow.

NF is one of the most common genetic disorders and affects more than 100,000 Americans, making it more common that cystic fibrosis, hereditary Muscular Dystrophy, Huntington’s Disease and Tay Sachs combined. Despite its commonality, the disorder receives no federal funding and very few people know about it.

“We pray that Emma will live a relatively symptom-free life and not face any of the extremes we first read about online. That is why I am producing this benefit.  That is why I am working every day to make sure more people know about this disorder,” says Leibow.

The NF Hope Concert will take place on June 12 in the Hilton Theater at the Las Vegas Hilton, 3000 Paradise Road. The show begins at 1:30 p.m. Ticket prices start at $39. To purchase tickets, visit lvhilton.com or call the Las Vegas Hilton box office at 702-732-5755 or 800-222-5361.

About Jeff Leibow:
Jeff Leibow came to Las Vegas as one of the original cast members of “Jersey Boys” and continues to get rave reviews for his portrayal of Nick Massi three years later. Before “Jersey Boys,” Jeff performed in professional theaters all over the country garnishing award nominations for many of his roles. Here in Las Vegas, he has made giving back to the community a priority, involving himself with every charity event and benefit concert he could fit into his schedule. Since 2009 his daughter has become the top priority as has raising awareness of NF. http://jeffleibow.com

About NF, Inc.
Neurofibromatosis (NF) Inc. was established in 1990 and is the leading organization supporting the education, awareness and research through advocacy to help find a cure for NF.
You can find more information about Neurofibromatosis, Inc. at www.nfnetwork.org, NF Inc.’s Facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Neurofibromatosis-Inc/9766902412 or by calling the office at 630-627-1115.

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