Photo Coverage: Actors Fund Honors Friends of Lillian Booth Home
On Monday, September 13, The Actors Fund hosted a party for "The Friends of The Lillian Booth Actors Home" at Gloria Crest, in Englewood, NJ, the former estate of film legend Gloria Swanson and now the home of the evening's hosts Jan and Edward Turen. The Turens welcomed Tony Award-winning actor Brian Stokes Mitchell, and the evening's entertainment host Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress Bebe Neuwirth. Emmy and Tony Award winner Leslie Uggams, Tony Award-nominated actor/singer Tom Wopat and singer-songwriter-pianist Peter Cincotti and his band, among others performed. BroadwayWorld was on hand and brings you photo coverage below.
The celebration included cocktails, buffet and a live auction, including the chance to appear in the Broadway production of Mamma Mia!, bronze tickets to the 2011 GRAMMY® Awards and after-party in Los Angeles and prime seating locations to the 2010 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show with passes to the exclusive after-party.
The evening's Honorary Host Committee included, among others: Bob Balaban, Brent Barrett, Polly Bergen, Andréa Burns and Peter Flynn, Liz Callaway, Michael Cerveris, John Cullum, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Darius De Haas, Andre De Shields, Olympia Dukakis, Sutton Foster, John Glover, Joel Grey, Marvin Hamlisch, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Hunter Ryan Herdicka, Louise Hirschfeld, Dee Hoty, Sally Ann Howes, Shirley Jones and Marty Ingels, Angela Lansbury, Linda Lavin, Michele Lee, Rebecca Luker, Andrea Martin, Jan Maxwell, Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Debra Monk, Julia Murney, Donna Murphy and Shawn Elliott, Brad Oscar, David Hyde Pierce, Karine Plantadit, Billy Porter, Jane Powell, Chita Rivera, Tony Roberts, Richard Thomas, Lily Tomlin, Leslie Uggams, Christopher Walken, Harriet Walter, Susan Kohner Weitz, and Elizabeth Wilson.
Guests received a one-year inaugural membership in "The Friends of The Lillian Booth Actors Home," which includes invitations to the annual Edwin Forrest Day Celebration at The Home, a listing in The Actors Fund's Annual Report and newsletter, and the opportunity to honor or memorialize a loved one at The Home with a plaque or paver at a special "Friends" rate.
The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that helps everyone - performers and those behind the scenes - who works in performing arts and entertainment, serving nearly 12,000 people annually. Programs include social services and emergency assistance, health care and insurance, housing, and employment and training services. Visit www.actorsfund.org.
Located on six acres in historic Englewood, NJ, The Lillian Booth Actors Home of The Actors Fund is a beautiful, state-of-the-art assisted living and skilled nursing care facility. The Home's experienced professional staff is committed to providing quality health care and supportive services for everyone who has dedicated their professional lives to performing arts and entertainment, as well as their immediate family members. Visit www.actorsfund.org.
Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Randy Clements and Robert Biance
Rachel Schroeder and Marge Champion
Peter Cincotti and Jasmine Caccamo
Joseph Benincasa and Edward Turen
Jan Turen and Edward Turen-this evening's hosts
Auctioneer for the evening-George McNealy