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The Actors Fund
Dear Actors Fund Friends,
For the past ten months, we've been overwhelmed with gratitude
for the many fundraising events that have chosen to support the
programs and services we provide for those in need in the performing
arts community. These creative benefits often reflect what we're
collectively experiencing or looking for; so we find it very fitting
that two different events we have to share with you this week have the
same theme: Hope.
Hope can be exciting and joyful; it can be calming and reassuring; it
can be big and loud, or quiet and steady. Hope can be different things
to different people; at The Actors Fund, it inspires us to keep
working and taking care of those in our community who are facing
unimaginable obstacles day after day, believing that there are better
Your support gives us hope that there will continue to be
compassionate, generous people willing to help us help others; your
dedication to the performing arts makes us hopeful and confident that
the entertainment industry will be able to return stronger than ever.
Thank you for bringing hope to us each week, so that we in turn can
give hope and help to those looking for reassurance.
Have a safe and healthy week ahead.
As the Curtain Rises
As The Curtain Rises-Live Event
Thursday, January 14, 8 pm ET
The Broadway Podcast Network is reuniting the cast of Broadway's
First-Ever Digital Soap Opera, As The Curtain Rises, for a delightful
live event with the star-studded cast worthy only of the fabulously
dishy and utterly delectable binge worthy shenanigans it represents.
Join cast members Alex Brightman, Andrew Barth Feldman, Lesli
Margherita, Sarah Stiles, Michael Urie, Lilias White and surprise
This event celebrates and supports the incredible work of The Actors
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). This event will also include Bart's
friends from the Villagers Theatre for a... well... unusual showing of
VF15 (Virtual Fiddler on the Roof in Fifteen Minutes-ish).
Proceeds will support The Actors Fund, Temple Beth El and the Franklin
Evening of Hope
An Evening of Hope: Offerings for the Future of Theatre
Thursday, January 21, 7 pm ET
This one-night free virtual cabaret and fundraiser for The Actors Fund
will feature a collection of songs, stories and conversations all
responding to the question, "What is your hope for the future of
theatre?" The event will be hosted by Ann Harada and will
feature performances by Kerstin Anderson, Gabi Campo, Lissa deGuzman,
Kendyl Ito, Gizel Jiménez, José Luaces, John-Michael
Lyles, Leslie McDonel, Kate McMillan, JJ Niemann, Jennifer Noble,
Samantha Pollino, Alex Prakken, George Salazar, Shanice Williams and
Kristin Yancy. An Evening of Hope is directed by Lana Russell, music
directed by Sinai Tabak and the stage manager is Giles T. Horne.
Or scan this QR Code:
Evening of Hope QR
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.
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Life on The Stage Q&A: Watch now
Boys in the Band Life on The Stage Q&A: Watch now
Voices from the Fringe: Sunday, January 17, 2 pm ET
to help those in need in performing arts and entertainment.