Photo Coverage: Philips Electronics Actors' Fund Event

On Monday, April 24th at 6 PM, The Actors' Fund of America and Philips Electronics presented "Simplicity--A Look at the Future." The star-studded event took place at Pier 94 (755 12th Avenue at 54th Street) in Manhattan.

"Simplicity--A Look at the Future" is "an interactive environment showcasing an extraordinary collection of future products, services and solutions," according to press notes. "All of the products were arranged and grouped in 'pods' throughout the room.

Guests included Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago), Michael Cerveris (Sweeney Todd), John Lloyd Young (Jersey Boys), Christopher Sieber (Spamalot), Rachel York (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), Robert Funaro ("The Sopranos"), James Royce Edwards (Hairspray), Christiane Noll (A Fine and Private Place), Mickey Dolenz (The Monkees), Jeffry Denman (Children of a Lesser God), Andre DeShields (The Full Monty), Chuck Cooper (The Life), Paige Price (Saturday Night Fever), James Stovall (The Life), Bryan Batt (La Cage aux Folles).

"Founded in 1882, The Actors' Fund of America is the national human services organization helping all entertainment and performing arts professionals in television, film, music, theatre, opera and dance. The Actors' Fund's broad spectrum of programs includes comprehensive social and health services, supportive and affordable housing, career counseling, and skilled nursing and assisted living care. Actors' Fund programs address the essential needs of people in our industry. Administered from offices in New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Fund is a safety net, providing essential support for those in need, crisis or transition," state press notes.

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Paul Rudd (Three Days of Rain) and Andrea Ragnetti (Chief Marketing Officer for Philips and CEO of Domestic Appliance and Personal Care)

Gary Chang (Philips Electronics), Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago), Sara Berman (Philips Electronics) and Peggy Fritzsche (Philips Electronics)

Bryan Batt (My Deah) and Bebe Neuwirth

Christiane Noll (A Fine & Private Place)

John Lloyd Young (Jersey Boys) and Bebe Neuwirth

Micky Dolenz (The Monkees, Aida), Bebe Neuwirth and Robert Funaro ("The Sopranos," Dread Awakenings)

Michael Cerveris (Sweeney Todd)

Christopher Sieber (Spamalot) and Karen Mason (Mamma Mia!)

Robert Funaro, Micky Dolenz and Christopher Sieber

Rachel York (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) and Michael Cerveris

Rachel York and Ayal Miodovnik

Morgan Spurlock (Filmmaker)

Rachel York and Joseph Benincasa (Actors' Fund Executive Director)

Paul Rudd, Karen Mason and John Lloyd Young

Joseph Benincasa, Paul Rudd, Karen Mason and John Lloyd Young

Paul Rudd

Karin Edwards, Micky Dolenz and James Royce Edwards (Altar Boyz, Hairspray)

Michael Cerveris, Christiane Noll and Bryan Batt

David Salidor (PR) and Donna Dolenz

Jeffry Denman (Children of a Lesser God), Paige Price (Saturday Night Fever) and James Royce Edwards

Chuck Cooper (The Life, Lennon), Christiane Noll and James Stovall (The Life, Rocky Horror)

Jeffry Denman, Karen Mason and James Royce Edwards

Christopher Sieber, Paige Price and Michael Cerveris

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