Joel Grey Opens Palm Beach Dramaworks' Audience Appeal Tonight
Legendary stage and film actor Joel Grey will kick off Palm Beach Dramaworks' audience appeal to support the country's leading entertainment industry service organization, The Actors Fund at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre (201 Clematis Street).The weekend's activities begin with a pre-show reception and pre-performance curtain speech tonight, March 28th --- opening night of Horton Foote's recent Broadway hit play "Dividing the Estate." Mr. Grey will also be the guest of honor at a gala brunch on Saturday, March 29th. Last year's campaign of post performance fund drives, organized by Dramaworks, amassed a donation of over $18,000 to The Actors Fund.
"We are thrilled to have such a incomparable star like Mr. Grey grace our stage and help us launch this year's campaign," said William Hayes, Dramaworks' Producing Artistic Director. "The initiative is not only vital for the entertainment community across the country, but it does great work right here in Florida." Mr. Hayes along with Managing Director Sue Ellen Beryl serve as National Ambassadors for The Actors Fund and are proud to bring its this important fundraising program to South Florida.
The Actors Fund, a nonprofit human services organization founded in 1882, serves all professionals - and not just actors! - in film, theater, television, music, opera, and dance through programs that address their unique and essential needs. With national organization with offices in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, The Fund directly serves more than 12,800 performing arts and entertainment professionals across the country every year, and hundreds of thousand through our online resources. In providing care and service to professionals throughout the industry, The Fund's programs are wide in scope, responsive in nature, and produce significant results, affectng the lives of people in our community year after year.
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