Photo Flash: Billy Porter, Tommy Tune & More Dine at Joe Allen for SAVE THE CHILDREN
On Sunday, December 8, Joe Allen, owner of Joe Allen Restaurant, Orso Restaurant, and Bar Centrale (W. 46th Street, NYC) donated 50% of the entire day's proceeds from all three restaurants to Save the Children for the organization's Typhoon Haiyan Children's Relief Fund to benefit children affected by the super typhoon in the Philippines. The three restaurants total raised $10,000 to donate, and then a charitable regular at Bar Centrale matched its individual total. The grand total to be donated to Save the Children for their typhoon relief is $12,500.
Save the Children gives children in the United States and around the world what every child deserves - a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When disaster strikes, they put children's needs first. Save the Children's Typhoon Haiyan emergency teams are working around the clock on humanitarian relief for Filipino children and families. Thanks to a tremendous outpouring of support from generous donors, Save the Children has mounted a massive response in the Philippines. The response focuses on delivering the critical assistance children desperately need in the aftermath of a disaster of this catastrophic scale. Overcoming very difficult conditions, Save the Children has started to deliver aid to the most vulnerable, already reaching thousands of people. For more information on the Typhoon Haiyan Children's Relief Fund, visit: http://www.savethechildren.org/site/c.8rKLIXMGIpI4E/b.8856103/.
Joe Allen has been dutifully nourishing theatergoers and theater professionals for 57 years at his eponymous eatery on West 46th Street. Starting out, they catered mostly to "chorus kids with bad knees" but quickly became the place where the worlds of theater stars and theatergoers converge. For millions of people, a meal at Joe Allen is as much a part of the Broadway experience as the shows themselves. Perhaps his biggest gift to the theatrical community was turning the terrible indignity of being associated
Photo Credit: Monica Simoes