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Photo Coverage: Brian Dennehy, Tonya Pinkins & More Support MOTHERS AND SONS at Actors Fund Benefit Performance

Just last night, May 19, Broadway stars turned out for a special performance of Terrence McNally's Tony-nominated new play Mothers and Sons, benefitting the Actors Fund. Theatre luminaries and current Broadway stars including Brian Dennehy, Sebastian Arcelus, Adriane Lenox, Tonya Pinkins, Orfeh & Andy Karl, Jessie Mueller, Laura Osnes, and more, helped cheer on Mothers and Sons stars Tyne Daly, Frederick Weller, Bobby Steggert, and Grayson Taylor as they supported the Actors Fund. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special night below!

Few plays on Broadway today speak as urgently to our times as Mothers and Sons, the 20th Broadway production from legendary 4-time Tony® Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally. In the play, Katherine -- portrayed by Tony®- and Emmy-winning Tyne Daly in perhaps her most formidable role -- visits the former lover of her late son twenty years after his death, only to find him now married to another man and raising a small child. A funny, vibrant, and deeply moving look at one woman's journey to acknowledge how society has evolved--and how she might, Mothers and Sons is certain to spark candid conversations about regret, acceptance, and the evolving definition of "family."

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, helping more than 17,000 people directly each year, and hundreds of thousands online. 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 has-for 132 years-been a safety net for those in need, crisis or transition. Visitwww.actorsfund.org.

Actors Fund Special Performances are among the most thrilling theatrical experiences and the hottest tickets in town. Broadway and Off-Broadway companies generously give their time and talent to raise funds to help those in need in the creative community by adding these special shows to their already rigorous schedules, and perform for audiences full of their peers from the entertainment community. Proceeds from all Special Performances benefit The Actors Fund.

Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski

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Taylor Negron

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Ciara Renee

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Charlotte Rae

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Bridgett Casteen, Dot-Marie Jones

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Taylor Negron, Dot-Marie Jones

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Brian J. Smith

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Joshua Henry

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Stephanie J. Block, Sebastian Arcelus

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Tonya Pinkins

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Brian Dennehy

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Brian Dennehy, Terrence McNally

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Brian Dennehy, Terrence McNally

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Joe Benincasa

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Joe Benincasa, Terrence McNally

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Jackie Hoffman

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Jenn Colella

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Nick Cordero

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Kyle Dean Massey

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Derrick Baskin, Daniel J. Watts

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Karen Ziemba

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Jessie Mueller

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Laura Osnes

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Sal Viviano, Liz Larsen, Terrence McNally

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Adriane Lenox

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Tom Kirdahy, Adriane Lenox, Terrence McNally

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Chad Kimball

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David Hull

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Terrence McNally, Tom Kirdahy

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Terrence McNally, Tom Kirdahy


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