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The Actors Fund
Dear Actors Fund Friends,
We're so grateful to everyone who helps make our work possible,
and that sentiment rings true stronger than ever as we continue to
help the performing arts and entertainment community process, address
and move forward when facing obstacles caused by the COVID-19
pandemic. We continue to offer online programs and services to address
health insurance enrollment and health care needs; emergency financial
assistance; affordable housing opportunities; employment opportunities
in a COVID economy; care for senior members of our community; and
more. If you or someone you know needs assistance, please visit
actorsfund.org/gethelp or actorsfund.org/Workshops
for more information.
For those in the performing arts community in the New York City area,
The Actors Fund can now help you schedule COVID-19 vaccinations at the
Times Square ATC Broadway Vaccination Site. This location, staffed by
members of the entertainment industry, is open to all who are part of
the community in an effort to help everyone return to work safely.
Our calendar is full of wonderful and special virtual events in the
coming weeks, and we hope you enjoy them too!
A Letter To Harvey Milk
Now-Sunday, April 25
A Letter To Harvey Milk ran Off-Broadway for 6 months in 2018. Members
of the original cast have reunited for an online benefit presentation
of the hit musical. The performance stars Adam Heller, Julia Knitel
and Cheryl Stern along with Michael Bartoli, Jeremy Greenbaum, Aury
Krebs and Ravi Roth. Money raised will benefit The Actors Fund and
San Francisco. 1986. When Harry fulfills a writing assignment to
compose a letter to someone from his past who's dead, he writes not to
his late wife Frannie but Harvey Milk, the first openly gay political
leader in California. Barbara, his writing teacher, is stunned.
Harry's letter sets off a series of life-changing events that neither
could have foreseen. With its soaring score and deeply-felt,
surprisingly funny lyrics, this musical deals with issues of
friendship and loss, the grip of the past, and the hard-won acceptance
set in motion by the most unexpected people.
Rock of Ages
Rock of Ages: The All-Star Reunion Concert
Saturday, April 24, 8 pm ET
The best-reviewed, most-nominated, longest running [hair band] musical
of all time, Rock of Ages, will play a one-night only, livestream
shredfest, featuring an all-star "supergroup" of RoA
alumni including Constantine Maroulis, Frankie Grande, Laura Bell
Bundy, Kerry Butler and many more. Prepare to STREAM at the top of
your lungs to some of the greatest 80s hits like you've never
heard them before-live from the real Bourbon Room Hollywood
Admission to the livestream concert includes access to a 24-hour
Video-on-Demand replay. Only one livestream ticket is needed per
household, not individual. All sales final.
Stage & Screen Auction
Doyle Auctioneers & Appraisers: Stage & Screen Auction
Wednesday, April 28, 10 am ET
Have you ever wanted to own a piece of stage or screen memorabilia?
Well, here's your chance: bidding is now open! In association with
Doyle Auctioneers & Appraisers, we are pleased to partner with
Christine Baranski on an auction event without precedent: Stage &
Screen. Featuring a diverse array of items from theater, Hollywood,
opera, dance and beyond, lots include the stage-used mechanical monkey
music box prop from the recent West End Production of Phantom of the
Opera plus a personal invitation for two from Andrew Lloyd Webber to
attend the Broadway re-opening of the show; Hugh Jackman's
screen-worn leather jacket from X-Men: Days of Future Past;
Cher's autographed vintage Burberry trench coat repurposed and
embroidered with baroque Swarovski crystal swirls; Bob Mackie-designed
items worn by Carol Burnett; a custom Jackson Lowell-beaded dress worn
by Dolly Parton to the 2019 CMA Awards; a necklace worn by Christine
Ebersole as she sang "Will You?" at the end of Act I of the Broadway
musical Grey Gardens; and much more!
Collectors and fans around the world are invited to participate
digitally in this landmark live auction event. While a portion of
proceeds from every item sold as part of Stage & Screen will
benefit The Actors Fund, Ms. Baranski has curated a collection of
donated lots for which 100% of the hammer price goes entirely to The
Fund. Gallery exhibition dates are April 23-26 with reserved timed
The Pack Podcast
The Pack Podcast
The Pack Podcast, benefitting The Actors Fund, celebrates the launch
of its second season featuring star-studded casts performing short
comedies by Emmy Nominated & Drama Desk Winner Eugene Pack
(creator of Celebrity Autobiography Broadway).
Performers in April and May include: Marsha Mason, James Caan, Ralph
Macchio, Rosie O'Donnell, Stockard Channing, Kristen Johnston and
more. They join a list of previous guests that includes Martin Short,
Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick, Annette Bening, Eva Marie
Saint, Blair Underwood, Molly Shannon, Tony Hale, Sherri Shepherd,
John Leguizamo, Cecily Strong, Lewis Black, Pamela Adlon, Margaret
Cho, Renée Elise Goldsberry and more.
In this week's episode, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Renée Fleming
and Daphne Rubin-Vega starred in The Librarian.
More Online Events:
Stars In The House: Tuesdays-Saturdays, 8 pm ET
Doug & Chico Presents: The Series : Friday, April
23-Saturday, April 25, 4 pm ET
Titanique: The Maiden Voyage Concert : Sunday, May 2, 7:30 pm ET
Moms & Blooms: A Floral Workshop: Friday, May 14, 7 pm ET
The Pack Podcast: Ongoing
#BWAYWORLDRECORD: Help break The Guinness World Records title for
the record of largest online video album of people singing the same
to help those in need in performing arts and entertainment.