Photo Coverage: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Backstage

Chance and Chemistry: A Centennial Celebration of Frank Loesser, a concert to benefit The Actors Fund took place last night, Monday, October 26, 2009 at the Minskoff Theatre.

The event was co-chaired by Jo Sullivan Loesser and Sir Paul McCartney, and hosted byAnnette BeningKevin McCollum and Jonathan Tisch.

BroadwayWorld.com's cameras were there to celebrate the All-Star Actors Fund event!

The evening was directed and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli (South Pacific, Sunday in the Park with George, Altar Boyz) with musical direction by Brad Haak (Mary Poppins).

Frank Loesser has been called the most versatile of all Broadway composers, having supplied both music and lyrics for such varied works as Guys & Dolls, Where's Charley?, The Most Happy Fella and How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying.

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.

Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

Photo Coverage: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Backstage
Chance and Chemistry: A Centennial Celebration of Frank Loesser- an Actors Fund Benefit at the Minskoff Theatre

Photo Coverage: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Backstage
Chance & Chemistry: A Centennial Celebration of Frank Loesser- an Actors Fund Benefit

Photo Coverage: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Backstage
Annette Bening

Photo Coverage: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Backstage
Jonathan Tisch, Annette Bening and Kevin McCollum

Photo Coverage: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Backstage
Jonathan Tisch, Annette Bening and Kevin McCollum

Photo Coverage: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Backstage
Annette Bening

Photo Coverage: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Backstage
John Stamos

Photo Coverage: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Backstage
Annette Bening, John Stamos and Jo Sullivan Loesser

Photo Coverage: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Backstage
Annette Bening, John Stamos and Jo Sullivan Loesser

Photo Coverage: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Backstage
Paul McCartney

Photo Coverage: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Backstage
Paul McCartney

Photo Coverage: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Backstage
Paul McCartney

Photo Coverage: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Backstage
Jo Sullivan Loesser, Annette Bening, Jonathan Tisch,Annette Bening, Kevin McCollum and Brian Stokes Mitchell

Photo Coverage: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Backstage
Paul McCartney

Photo Coverage: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Backstage
Michele Lee and Annette Bening

Photo Coverage: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Backstage
Michele Lee

Photo Coverage: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Backstage
Michele Lee

Photo Coverage: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Backstage
Michele Lee

Photo Coverage: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Backstage
Charles Busch

Photo Coverage: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Backstage
Charles Busch

Photo Coverage: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Backstage
Michele Lee and Charles Busch

Photo Coverage: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Backstage
Michele Lee, Mario Cantone and Charles Busch

Photo Coverage: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Backstage
Debbie Gravitte

Photo Coverage: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Backstage
Debbie Gravitte

Photo Coverage: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Backstage
Debbie Gravitte

Photo Coverage: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Backstage
Audra McDonald

Photo Coverage: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Backstage
Noah Racey

Photo Coverage: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Backstage
Nia Vardalos

Photo Coverage: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Backstage
Nia Vardalos

Photo Coverage: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Backstage
Nia Vardalos

Photo Coverage: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Backstage
Nia Vardalos

Photo Coverage: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Backstage
Nia Vardalos

Photo Coverage: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Backstage
Brian Stokes Mitchell and Brynn Williams

Photo Coverage: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Backstage
Brian Stokes Mitchell and Brynn Williams

Photo Coverage: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Backstage
Brian Stokes Mitchell and Brynn Williams

Photo Coverage: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Backstage
Brynn Williams and Tom Kitt

Photo Coverage: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Backstage
Brynn Williams

Photo Coverage: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Backstage
Brynn Williams, Gerry Vichi, Tom Kitt and the ensemble

Photo Coverage: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Backstage
Noah Racey, Liz Larsen, Mario Cantone, Debbie Gravitte, John Bolton, Phyllis Newman, Ashley Brown and Julia Murney

Photo Coverage: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Backstage
Debbie Gravitte, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Nia Vardalos and Ashley Brown

Photo Coverage: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Backstage
Allyson Tucker, Brian Stokes Mitchell. Audra McDonald, Kevin McCollum and Lynette Perry-McCollum

Photo Coverage: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Backstage
Paul McCartney

Photo Coverage: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Backstage

Paul McCartney

Photo Coverage: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Backstage
Paul McCartney and the All-Star cast of Chance & Chemistry: A Centennial Celebration of Frank Loesser- an Actors Fund Benefit at the Minskoff Theatre in New York City

Photo Coverage: Chance and Chemistry: A Celebration of Frank Loesser - Backstage
Paul McCartney


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