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- Mr. President Auction to Benefit Actors Fund Now Live


In conjunction with their one-night-only benefit performance of Irving Berlin's long-lost Broadway musical Mr. President, Theatrical Gems is offering up an auction of items such as Broadway tickets, signed posters, and more.The complete list of items includes:

• A poster signed by the original revival cast of A Little Night Music, including Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury
• Two tickets to Come Fly Away and a poster signed by the original cast
• A poster signed by the original cast of Sondheim on Sondheim, including Barbara Cook, Vanessa Williams, Tom Wopat, and Mr. President's Erin Mackey
• Two tickets to Rock of Ages
• A poster signed by the original cast of Memphis, including Montego Glover and ChadKimball
• A Mary Poppins package worth over $280

The auction is now live at The auction will be online until 11:59 PMon July 17th, at which point the items and their current high bids will be on display at theperformance of Mr. President for additional bidding in a silent auction. Bidding will end atintermission and the items will go to the highest bidder. 100% of auction proceeds benefit TheActors Fund.The event will be held at The Mainstage Theatre, 416 West 42nd Street on Sunday, July18 at 8:00 PM. The 24-person cast stars Erin Mackey (Wicked, Sondheim on Sondheim),Kimberly Faye Greenberg (Danny and Sylvia), and Larry Daggett (Ragtime, Candide), with Chuck Karel (Hello Dolly, Dear World) and Joy Hermalyn (Fiddler on the Roof, La Boheme), and introducing Kenneth Kasch, Eric Noone, Tara Novie, and Spencer AnDrew Taylor. Joining them in the cast are DeeGee Brandemour, Tricia Burns, Brianne Cobuzzi, Jody Cook, GregoryCouba, Benjamin Farha, Jonathan G Galvez, Maggie Graham, Christina Noone, Roger Rifkin,Michal Salonia, Stacey Scotte, Lawrence E. Street, Jennifer Teska, and Melodie Wolford.

Theatrical Gems Artistic Director Jacob Shoesmith-Fox directs, with musical direction bySteven H. Taylor. Tickets are $20 and can be reserved by emailing Tickets will bepicked up at the door, cash only. Proceeds benefit the Actors Fund.The Actors Fund is a nationwide human services organization that helps all professionals inperforming arts and entertainment. The Fund is a safety net, providing programs and services for those who are in need, crisis or transition.Theatrical Gems strives to educate audiences about the past, present, and future of theater.Through the entertaining and engaging presentation of popular classics, new works, andunderappreciated relics, we hope to expand horizons and tastes with the goal of preservingthese works of art for future generations of theatergoers. Theatrical Gems is a sponsoredproject of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization.For more information, visit:

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