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Photos: Hooray for Love: A Celebration of the Music of Harold Arlen

On November 12th at the Luckman Fine Arts Center in LA, a slew of Broadway and cabaret stars performed the songs of the great composer in Hooray For Love: A Celebration of the Music of Harold Arlen, an evening presented by the Actors' Fund of America.

The concert featured performances by Ian Abercrombie, Paul Ainsley, Susan Anton, Sam Arlen, Mary Jo Catlett, Loretta Devine (Dreamgirls, Big Deal), Kevin Early, David Engel, John Glover, Ilene Graff (I Love My Wife), Sam Harris (The Life, Grease), Mimi Hines (Funny Girl), Jane A. Johnston, Melissa Manchester, Rod McKuen, Sharon McNight (Starmites), Barbara Morrison, Kevin Odekirk, Tonya Pinkins (Caroline, or Change, Jelly's Last Jame), Henry Polic II, Billy Porter (Grease, Miss Saigon), Alice Ripley (Side Show, Rocky Horror Show), Kevin Spirtas, Sally Struthers, Lillias White (The Life, Once on This Island), and Wesla Whitfield;
Tony Award-winner Alan Cumming (Cabaret, Design for Living) hosted.

With the concert, The Actors' Fund honored Robert Greenblatt, President of Showtime Networks, Inc with the Nedda Harrigan Logan Award; Cumming presented the award. The evening was directed by David Galligan with musical direction by John McDaniel.

Harold Arlen, who is considered one of the great twentieth century composers of musicals and popular song, wrote music for the shows Bloomer Girl, House of Flowers and Jamaica as well as for the films The Wizard of Oz and A Star is Born, among others; his many classic songs include "Stormy Weather," "It's Only a Paper Moon," "Let's Fall in Love."

For
more on the Actors' Fund, visit www.actorsfund.org.


Billy Porter


Robert Greenblatt, Neil Meron and Craig Zadan



David Engel, David Galligan and Kevin Early


Sam Harris and Kevin Early







John Glover sings "One for My Baby"


Melissa Manchester belting "Come Rain or Come Shine"


Alice Ripley and the boys--"Push De Button"


Alice Ripley


Sam Harris sings "Satan's Little Lamb"


Susan Anton has got those "Blues in the Night"


David Engel dances with Judy Garland


Ilene Graff--"Out of This World"



Lillias White has "That Old Black Magic"



Billy Porter--"The Man That Got Away"


Alan Cumming


Sally Struthers wonders "If I Only Had a Brain"



Loretta Devine sings "Stormy Weather"


Tonya Pinkins beckons "Come On Midnight"


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