Photo Coverage: Actors Fund Presents VALLEY OF THE DOLLS

Last night, March 15, The Actor's Fund presented a one-night-only benefit performance of VALLEY OF THE DOLLS, a stage adaptation of the 1967 film, at the Gerald W. Lynch Theatre at John Jay College. The evening will benefit their programs and services.

The starry event featred cast members Charles Busch (as Helen Lawson), Heidi Blickenstaff (as Neely O'Hara), Tovah Feldshuh (as Miriam Polar), Martha Plimpton (as Anne Welles), Nancy Anderson (as Jennifer North), Craig Bierko (as Lyon Burke), Daniel Reichard (Ted Casablanca and Mel), Julie Halston (as Miss Steinberg and others), Troy Britton Johnson (as Tony Polar), Julia Murney (as The Singer), Brad Oscar (as Mr. Bellamy and others) and Ed Watts (as Kevin Gilmore and others). 

VALLEY OF THE DOLLS follows the lives of three women - naive New Englander Anne Welles, aspiring singer Neely O'Hara, and buxom beauty Jennifer North - as they attempt to achieve fame and fortune in show business.

As this legendary story unfolds, each starlet discovers that Hollywood is full of pitfalls and heartbreak. Instead of the happiness they seek, the trio descends into a dark world of sex, alcoholism, suicide and a chemical dependence on a variety of prescription "dolls."

The performance was directed by Carl Andress (Die Mommie Die!).

The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment. The Fund, which supports actors and performers and everyone behind the scenes who works in theatre, film, TV, music, dance, radio and opera, is a safety net, providing social services and emergency assistance, health services, employment and training programs and housing support for those who are in need, crisis or transition. Learn more about The Actors Fund at www.actorsfund.org.

Photo Credit: Linda Lenzi

Photo Coverage: Actors Fund Presents VALLEY OF THE DOLLS

Photo Coverage: Actors Fund Presents VALLEY OF THE DOLLS
Ed Watts, Tovah Feldshuh, Troy Britton Johnson, Nancy Anderson, Craig Bierko, Martha Plimpton, Charles Busch, Heidi Blickenstaff, Daniel Reichard, Julia Murney, Julie Halston, and Brad Oscar

Photo Coverage: Actors Fund Presents VALLEY OF THE DOLLS
Craig Bierko, Martha Plimpton, Charles Busch and Heidi Blickenstaff

Photo Coverage: Actors Fund Presents VALLEY OF THE DOLLS
Daniel Reichard, Julia Murney and Julie Halston

Photo Coverage: Actors Fund Presents VALLEY OF THE DOLLS
Julie Halston and Brad Oscar

Photo Coverage: Actors Fund Presents VALLEY OF THE DOLLS
Charles Busch

Photo Coverage: Actors Fund Presents VALLEY OF THE DOLLS
Daniel Reichard and Charles Busch

Photo Coverage: Actors Fund Presents VALLEY OF THE DOLLS
Daniel Reichard and Craig Bierko

Photo Coverage: Actors Fund Presents VALLEY OF THE DOLLS
Carl Andress and Craig Bierko

Photo Coverage: Actors Fund Presents VALLEY OF THE DOLLS
Brian Stokes Mitchell and Tovah Feldshuh

Photo Coverage: Actors Fund Presents VALLEY OF THE DOLLS
Brian Stokes Mitchell and Tovah Feldshuh

Photo Coverage: Actors Fund Presents VALLEY OF THE DOLLS
Craig Bierko and Martha Plimpton

Photo Coverage: Actors Fund Presents VALLEY OF THE DOLLS
Craig Bierko and Martha Plimpton

Photo Coverage: Actors Fund Presents VALLEY OF THE DOLLS
John McDaniel and Troy Britton Johnson

Photo Coverage: Actors Fund Presents VALLEY OF THE DOLLS
Heidi Blickenstaff and Julia Murney

Photo Coverage: Actors Fund Presents VALLEY OF THE DOLLS
Heidi Blickenstaff and Ed Watts

Photo Coverage: Actors Fund Presents VALLEY OF THE DOLLS
Heidi Blickenstaff, Ed Watts and Julia Murney

Photo Coverage: Actors Fund Presents VALLEY OF THE DOLLS
Carl Andress and Nancy Anderson

Photo Coverage: Actors Fund Presents VALLEY OF THE DOLLS
Ethan McSweeny and Nancy Anderson

Photo Coverage: Actors Fund Presents VALLEY OF THE DOLLS
Tovah Feldshuh, Carl Andress and Heidi Blickenstaff

Photo Coverage: Actors Fund Presents VALLEY OF THE DOLLS
Tovah Feldshuh, Carl Andress, Heidi Blickenstaff, Tim Pinckney and Brian Stokes Mitchell

Photo Coverage: Actors Fund Presents VALLEY OF THE DOLLS
Brad Oscar and Tovah Feldshuh

Photo Coverage: Actors Fund Presents VALLEY OF THE DOLLS
Julia Murney and Troy Britton Johnson

Photo Coverage: Actors Fund Presents VALLEY OF THE DOLLS
Charles Busch, Julia Murney and Brian Stokes Mitchell

Photo Coverage: Actors Fund Presents VALLEY OF THE DOLLS
Howard McGillin and Martha Plimpton

Photo Coverage: Actors Fund Presents VALLEY OF THE DOLLS
Brad Oscar and Craig Bierko

Photo Coverage: Actors Fund Presents VALLEY OF THE DOLLS
Martha Plimpton and Brian Stokes Mitchell

Photo Coverage: Actors Fund Presents VALLEY OF THE DOLLS
Steve Marzullo, Carl Andress and Martha Plimpton

Photo Coverage: Actors Fund Presents VALLEY OF THE DOLLS
Paul Winkler, Daniel Reichard, Ben Knox and Ben Gettinger

Photo Coverage: Actors Fund Presents VALLEY OF THE DOLLS
Flotilla DeBarge and Charles Busch

Photo Coverage: Actors Fund Presents VALLEY OF THE DOLLS
Gary Adler and Steve Marzullo

Photo Coverage: Actors Fund Presents VALLEY OF THE DOLLS

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