Kevin Bacon, Mary J. Blige, Tina Fey, James Gandolfini, Al Roker and Jon Stewart are to take part in the Hurricane Sandy telethon taping in New York, NBC said.

The stars join the previously announced lineup of performers, which includes Christina Aguilera, Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band and Sting.

Jimmy Fallon and Brian Williams also are to appear on Thursday night's broadcast and Matt Lauer will serve as host.

The hourlong show will air on NBCUniversal, including NBC, Bravo, CNBC, E!, G4, MSNBC, Style, Syfy and USA. The NBC Sports Network and The Weather Channel also have now signed on to air the event. The telethon also will be live-streamed on

Money collected will be donated to the American Red Cross relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy.