Photo Coverage: Producers Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley Unveil Portrait at Sardi's!
Just yesterday, the Actors Fund of America hosted a champagne reception honoringTony Award winning producers Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comely (On Your Feet!, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, China Doll, War Horse) to celebrate the unveiling of their new portrait at Sardi's. BroadwayWorld wa sthere for the special occasion and you can check out photos below!
Six-time Tony winner Mr. Lane and three-time Tony winner Ms. Comley collectively produced more than 40 Broadway productions. Currently, On Your Feet!, China Doll, and A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. They won the 2013 Olivier Award for Best Musical for Irving Berlin's Top Hat. They founded BroadwayHD.com, a theatre-streaming website expanding the reach of live theatre. Mr. Lane is the owner and operator of the Palace Theatre in NY and the author of Black Broadway: African Americans on The Great White Way, Jews on Broadway, and Let's Put on a Show! www.mrbroadway.com, www.bonniecomley.com
The Actors Fund, a nonprofit human services organization founded in 1882, serves all professionals - and not just actors! - in film, theater, television, music, opera, and dance through programs that address their unique and essential needs. A national organization with offices in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, The Fund directly serves more than 21,000 performing arts and entertainment professionals across the country every year, and hundreds of thousand through our online resources. In providing care and service to professionals throughout the industry, The Fund's programs are wide in scope, responsive in nature, and produce significant results, affecting the lives of people in our community year after year. Employment in any division of the performing arts and entertainment industry is unpredictable. The life of an entertainment professional is very similar to any worker or independent contractor that moves from job to job to make their living. Work is erratic, security is fleeting and health insurance is often just a dream. For all of these reasons and many more, The Actors Fund is an indispensable and deeply significant part of the entire entertainment community. www.ActorsFund.org
Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski