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The Actors Fund
Dear Actors Fund Friends,
This week, we're celebrating love of all kinds, and we invite
you to do to the same! We're inspired by the members of Looking
Ahead New York, our program for young performers in the entertainment
industry on the East Coast: they virtually gathered last weekend to
make more than 100 Valentine's Day cards for the seniors living
at The Actors Fund Home
! Their creativity and craftiness will help brighten the spirits of
the residents of The Home, who have dedicated so much of their lives
to the performing arts community. If you'd like to learn more
about The Home and leave a Valentine's Day message for the
residents and staff, you can visit their Facebook page and say hello!
We hope you and your loved ones continue to be healthy, safe and well.
Thank you for supporting a life in the arts!
Sunday, February 14, 8 pm ET
Stacy Keach Zoom Theater
From love to despair, anger to loss, and laughter to happiness, The
Gardener is a play about passion in different forms. Award winning
playwright Lanie Robertson created this magnificent play about the
world famous impressionist, Claude Monet, and his relationship with
the Prime Minister of France, Clemenceau, and Monet's
stepdaughter, Blanche. Ed Harris, Amy Madigan and Stacy Keach star in
this reading, with Malgosia Tomassi as the Artistic Director and Stacy
Keach as Director. The stream is free through February 18 with
donations encouraged to The Actors Fund.
A Kern Valentine
Sunday, February 14, 7:30 pm ET
Andrea Marcovicci shares nostalgic and romantic songs and stories in
this gentle, light-hearted, Valentine's show with Brad Ellis virtually
joining on piano. Often referred to as The Queen of Cabaret for her
twenty-five-year stint at the Oak Room of the Algonquin Hotel, Andrea
glides into the online world with her annual Valentine's Day show. The
YouTube stream will be followed by a live video chat after-party with
Andrea on her Facebook page. Both the show and the after-party are
free, with donations to The Actors Fund encouraged. The show will
remain available for one week until February 20.
Piaf: Her Story...Her Songs
Monday, February 15, 7:30 pm ET
Broadway's Best Shows
Part documentary, part stage performance, this entertaining look at
French chanteuse Edith Piaf tells her story through a terrific
theatrical presentation by singer Raquel Bitton, who literally becomes
Piaf while singing, but steps back and tells her story-in
English-between the mostly French songs. Archival photos of Piaf
illustrate her life of lucky breaks and tragedy. Some of the film's
best moments are of Bitton and Piaf's friends, lovers, composers
happily discussing Piaf over food and wine at a Paris bistro.
Featuring 16 songs performed with a full orchestra, including
"La Vie En Rose", "No Regrets" and "Hymn
To Love". Streamed for free on Broadway's Best Shows and
The Actors Fund YouTube channels with donations encouraged.
More Online Events:
Stars in the House: Tuesdays-Saturdays at 8 pm ET
Medley of Lovers: Buy tickets
Haley Swindal: To New York With Love: Available through Sunday,
Songs of Love: Virtual concert on Facebook on Sunday, February 14
"Love Your Neighbor, Y'all": Yard sign to benefit The Actors Fund
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