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The Actors Fund
Dear Actors Fund Friends,
We'll be honest: 2020 wasn't the year anyone had hoped
for. But in the face of excruciating loss and unimaginable challenges,
our performing arts community reinvented itself and proved that we
will always rally around one another to make sure those in need are
taken care of.
Since March, The Actors Fund has distributed more than $18.3 million
to more than 14,800 people in the performing arts and entertainment
industry who needed help. We couldn't do any of that without the
incredible commitment and dedication of all of you, who have supported
us at every twist and turn.
We know that the coming year will bring additional obstacles and
needs, and we're ready to meet 2021 head-on. But we have hope;
we aren't looking to go back to how things were before, but
rather to something new.
Thank you for continuing to be on this journey with us! We hope you
tune in to the exciting virtual events we having coming up this week.
And if you're able to do so, please consider making a donation
to our Matching Gift Challenge! All donations received by the end of
the day will be matched, up to $50,000!
Have a happy and safe New Year, and we'll see you in 2021!
Make Them Hear You
"Make Them Hear You/Grateful"
Jelani Alladin, Chuck Cooper, André De Shields, Brandon Victor
Dixon, Joshua Henry and Billy Porter sang "Make Them Hear
You" from the Tony Award-winning score of Ragtime by Lynn Ahrens
and Stephen Flaherty, and the chorus of the Tony Award-winning
Broadway Inspirational Voices, led by founder Michael McElroy and
featuring Norm Lewis, joined in with "Grateful" by John
Bucchino, exclusively at our virtual 2020 Annual Gala. We're thrilled
to now share this video with all of you.
If you'd like to donate in honor of this inspiring performance, please
Ratatouille: The TikTok The Musical
Friday, January 1
The Tony Award-winning theatrical production company Seaview (Slave
Play; Sea Wall/A Life) will present, in association with TikTok and
TodayTix Presents and for one performance only, Ratatouille: The
TikTok Musical to benefit The Actors Fund. The performance will be
available for streaming for 72 hours.
This musical spectacular will star Wayne Brady (Django), Tituss
Burgess (Remy), Kevin Chamberlin (Gusteau), Tony Award winner
André De Shields (Ego), Andrew Barth Feldman (Linguini), Grammy
Award nominee Adam Lambert (Emile), Tony winner Priscilla Lopez
(Mabel), Tony nominee Ashley Park (Colette), Owen Tabaka (Young Ego)
and three-time Tony nominee Mary Testa (Skinner), with Cori Jaskier,
Talia Suskauer, Nikisha Williams, JJ Niemann, John Michael Lyles,
Raymond J. Lee and Joy Woods as the ensemble.
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Virtual Q&A
Thursday, January 7, 8 pm ET
The Actors Fund is proud to collaborate with our friends at Jacob
Burns Film Center (JBFC) on their Life on the Stage: Conversation and
Film series. Join director George C. Wolfe and actors Michael Potts,
Colman Domingo and Glynn Turman for a virtual conversation about the
film Ma Rainey's Black Bottom with JBFC Board Member Dori Berinstein!
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom is currently available to watch on Netflix.
Watch the film at your convenience, then join the conversation on
More Online Events:
Stars in the House: Mondays-Saturdays at 8 pm ET
LE at Home: Check out the full list of experiences, all of which are
available through 2021.
to help those in need in performing arts and entertainment.