Rita Wilson to Play Actors Fund Benefit Concert at Geffen Playhouse, 10/8
Actress, producer, writer and Geffen Playhouse alum Rita Wilson is returning to the theater on Monday, October 8, 2012 – this time to sing. For one night only, the award-winning stage and screen star will perform songs from her debut Decca Records solo album AM/FM, featuring iconic hits from the 60s and 70s ranging from classic love songs to folk-rock tunes. Rita Wilson AM/FM in Concert will benefit both the Geffen Playhouse and The Actors Fund, a national human services organization that helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment, and will be followed by a post-show wine and dessert reception.
Wilson's new album AM/FM is a compilation of her take on her favorite songs from childhood – from the AM radio recordings she first experienced in the back seat of her parents' car to the FM singer-songwriter jams she sung while at the wheel herself – and features guest artists Chris Cornell, Sheryl Crow, Jimmy Webb, Jackson Browne and Faith Hill, among others. For more information about the album, visit www.ritawilson.com.
Best known on the big screen for her acting roles in Sleepless in Seattle, It's Complicated and Runaway Bride, among others, Wilson has made a name for herself on stage as well. At the Geffen Playhouse, she's appeared in Donald Margulies' Dinner With Friends, in Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron's Love, Loss, and What I Wore and was honored with a Distinction in Theater Award in 2009 at the annual Backstage at the Geffen fundraiser for her leadership in the theater community. Wilson has also starred as Roxie Hart in Chicago on Broadway and served as a producer on the films My Big Fat Greek Wedding and Mamma Mia!
Rita Wilson AM/FM in Concert is partially underwritten by presenting sponsor Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management, and ticket prices currently range from $49 to $79 (with a special VIP ticket package available for $100). Regular tickets can be purchased online at www.geffenplayhouse.com, in-person at the Geffen Playhouse box office or by calling 310-208-5454. For VIP packages, please contact Jamie Sherman at 310-208-6500 ext. 128.
Rita Wilson AM/FM IN CONCERT
Monday, October 8 at 8:00 p.m.
Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse
10886 Le Conte Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024