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Laura Benanti, Christian Borle, Will Swenson and More to Star in PROUD OF US AND OTHER SHORT PLAYS BY WESLEY TAYLOR Benefit for The Actors Fund

The Actors Fund announced today that tickets are now on sale for an evening of several short plays by actor / playwright, Wesley Taylor entitled, Proud of Us and Other Short Plays by Wesley Taylor. The benefit performance will be presented for one night only on Monday, November 14, 2016 at 7:30 pm at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). Tickets are now on sale via www.actorsfund.org.

The cast for Proud of Us... will include Tony Award winners Laura Benanti, Christian Borle, Denis O'Hare, Skylar Astin, Carolee Carmello, Jack Griffo, Noah Hinsdale, Kevin McHale, Terrence Mann, Maulik Pancholy, Bryce Pinkham, Nicolette Robinson, Alexandra Socha, Will Swenson, Raven Symoné, Mary Testa, Michael Urie, and Samantha Ware. All cast is subject to change. A director will be announced shortly.

Tickets for Proud of Us... are $75, $150, $250 and are now on sale at www.actorsfund.org or by calling 212.221.7300 ext. 133. Tickets that include a post-performance cast party will be available for a donation of $500. For details, visit www.actorsfund.org.

THE ACTORS FUND is a national human services organization that helps everyone - performers and those behind the scenes-who works in performing arts and entertainment. Serving professionals in film, theatre, television, music, opera, radio and dance, The Fund's programs include social services and emergency financial assistance, health care and insurance counseling, housing, and employment and training services. With offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Actors Fund is a safety net for those in need, crisis or transition. Visit www.actorsfund.org.

Wesley Taylor (Playwright). A Theatre World Award Winner and Outer Critics Circle nominee, Taylor was in the original Broadway casts of Rock of Ages and The Addams Family. Television includes Bobby on "SMASH," "The Good Wife," "The Tomorrow People," "Looking," "One Life to Live," and others. He recently starred as the Emcee in Signature Theatre's acclaimed production of Cabaret and is slated to play God in Denver Theatre Center's upcoming An Act of God. Taylor is the co-creator/writer/star of "It Could Be Worse," which was acquired by Participant Media, Pivot TV, Vimeo on Demand, and Hulu. Last fall, The Actor's Fund produced a reading of six of his short plays, starring Stockard Channing, Nathan Lane, and Debra Messing. In January of 2016, Anonymous Content ("Spotlight" / "Mr. Robot") commissioned Taylor to develop a digital series based off his stage play, "Little Monsters."



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