Billy Joel, Sting, Bon Jovi, Barbra Streisand, Mariah Carey, and Jennifer Lopez are among those set to appear on May 11th for Rise Up New York! Billboard reported the “citywide virtual telethon will kick off at 7 pm ET, to raise awareness and funds to help New Yorkers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.” The show will be hosted by Tina Fey, with all proceeds going to New York's largest poverty-fighting organization, Robin Hood.
Among the guests set to appear on the broadcast are: Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Bette Midler, Chris Rock, Idina Menzel, Robert De Niro, Spike Lee, Trevor Noah, New York Giants Super Bowl champions Eli Manning, Michael Strahan, Justin Tuck, and Phil Simms, with testimonials from some of New York's front line heroes battling the pandemic day in and day out.
Rise Up New York! will be simultaneously broadcast on all New York City TV stations, News 12, Spectrum News NY1, and nationally on CNBC, among other outlets.