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FOLLIES Hosts Actors Fund Benefit Performance Tonight

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FOLLIES will play an nineth weekly show at the Marquis Theatre on tonight at 8pm to benefit The Actors Fund.

The Actors Fund is a nationwide human services organization that helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment. The Fund is a safety net, providing programs and services for those who are in need, crisis or transition. All show proceeds go to support the mission and members of The Fund.

In FOLLIES, when former members of the "Weismann Follies" reunite on the eve of their theatre's demolition, two couples remember their past and face the harsher realities of the present. Reminiscing about their younger selves and the years gone by, the crumbling theatre brings back memories for both couples of good times and bad. Containing such well-known songs as "Broadway Baby," "I'm Still Here," "Too Many Mornings," "Could I Leave You?" and "Losing My Mind," "Follies" echoes the songs, exuberance and romance of the vaudeville days between the two World Wars.

The Broadway production stars Bernadette Peters, Jan Maxwell, Ron Raines, Danny Burstein and Elaine Paige. 

It was recently announced that this Kennedy Center production of James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim’s FOLLIES on Broadway will transfer to the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles for six weeks only, May 3 through June 9, 2012. The opening is scheduled for May 9. For tickets and more information, visit www.CenterTheatreGroup.org/Follies or call (213) 972-4400. The current Broadway run at the Marquis Theatre will play through January 22, 2012, as scheduled.

For tickets to these Actors Fund performances, visit www.store.actorsfund.org, email tickets@actorsfund.org or call (212) 221-7300, ext. 133.

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