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The Actors Fund
Dear Actors Fund Friends,
First and foremost, we hope you and your loved ones are safe and
On Wednesday, we witnessed what so many have feared: a violent and
political attack on the Capitol and our democratic values. Despite
this insurrection, our country's representatives confirmed the
results of the November 3 election of President-Elect Biden and Vice
President-Elect Harris. This conclusion shows that when we vote, when
we advocate for social justice, fairness and decency, we are doing the
work of democracy. And take heart that by supporting The Actors Fund,
you are supporting work that helps people throughout our country
overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges.
While we don't know what may occur in the coming weeks, we hope
you continue to take care of yourselves and each other. Stay close to
those you love and respect, and find encouragement in those who
inspire us to do good. Thank you for being a part of The Actors Fund
Eleven O'Clock Number: Game Night Live!
Sunday, January 10, 8 pm ET
Join Patti Murin and Colin Donnell to celebrate the release of "Eleven
O'Clock Number", a new red wine collaboration they worked on with
Nocking Point Wines, as they participate in a virtual game night to
support the arts and entertainment industry!
Patti and Colin will join Nocking Point Wines co-founder Stephen Amell
and a company of friends from the Broadway community, the CW's
Arrow and more to present a one-night only livestream of the Drunken
Artists Drinking Game. Hosted by Laura Heywood (@BroadwayGirlNYC), the
evening will feature participants playing a wine-infused
Broadway-themed game where they will draw a picture representing a
Broadway musical title and try to get everyone else to guess it in the
quickest time possible. Players include
Jelani Alladin, Annaleigh Ashford, Sara Bareilles, Laura Benanti, Alex
Brightman, Michelle Buteau, Kerry Butler, Reeve Carney, Donna Lynne
Champlin, Michelle Collins, Gavin Creel, Jenna Dewan, Mike Doyle,
Scott Evans, Jamie Grayson, Justin Guarini, Erika Henningsen, Nikki M.
James, Steve Kazee, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Telly Leung, Alison Luff, Rob
McClure, S. Epatha Merkerson, Eva Noblezada, Kelli O'Hara, David
Ramsey, Andrew Rannells, Josh Segarra, Max Von Essen and Alex Wyse.
100% of proceeds from the event will go to The Actors Fund, Black
Theatre United and Project ALS (in honor of Rebecca Luker). In
addition to the proceeds from game night, Nocking Point Wines will
also be supporting the entertainment industry by making a further
donation to each charity from the sale of the wine.
The event will talk place on Zoom, and a link will be included in your
Boys in the Band
The Boys in the Band Virtual Q&A
Wednesday, January 13, 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 actor Zachary Quinto for a live virtual conversation
with JBFC Board Member Dori Berinstein about the film The Boys in the
The Boys in the Band is currently available to watch on Netflix. Watch
the film at your convenience, then join the conversation on January
Songs of Hope
Songs of Hope: Jewish Singers, Songwriters & Composers
Saturday, January 16, 7 pm ET
Temple Beth El of Somerset, NJ welcomes veteran Broadway performer
Bart Shatto, in a one-time showcase of "songs of hope" for today's
times featuring pieces by Jewish singers, songwriters and composers
(from Stephen Schwartz and the Sherman Brothers to Art Garfunkel, Neil
Diamond and Barbra Streisand). Bart's friends from the Somerset
Franklin Villagers theatre will also join for an interesting twist:
Virtual Fiddler on the Roof in Fifteen Minutes-ish.
Proceeds will support The Actors Fund, Temple Beth El and the Franklin
More Online Events:
Stars in the House: Tuesdays-Saturdays at 8 pm ET
LE at Home: Check out the full list of experiences, all of which are
available through 2021.
Voices from the Fringe: Sunday, January 10 & 17, 2 pm ET
to help those in need in performing arts and entertainment.