The Best is Yet to Come - Cy Coleman Actor's Fund Benefit - November 6th in LA

The Actors' Fund of America's highly anticipated 5th annual S.T.A.G.E. too event will present another of its all-star cast spectacles entitled THE BEST IS YET TO COME: THE MUSIC OF Cy Coleman. The Actors' Fund President, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Larry Gelbart as well as Marilyn and Alan Bergman will present Mr. Coleman with the Nedda Harrigan Logan Award. Proceeds to benefit The Actors' Fund of America.

SCHEDULED TO APPEAR: Christine Andreas, Lucie Arnaz, Liz Callaway, Keith Carradine*, Joy Claussen, Carole Cook, Tyne Daly, Tonja Walker Davidson, Nancy Dussault, Ilene Graff*, Ken Howard*, Bill Hutton, Jane A. Johnston, Jane Lanier, Michele Lee*, Marin Mazzie, Rod McKuen, Brian Stokes Mitchell, James Naughton*, Valarie Pettiford, Charlotte Rae, Alice Ripley, Chita Rivera, John Schneider, Christopher Showerman, Mark Smith, Sally Struthers, Lillias White*, Patrick Wilson, and Jo Anne Worley and Jon Maher (ASL).
(* indicates re-creating an original Broadway performance) The evening will include a special performance by Cy Coleman himself.

WHERE: Luckman Fine Arts Complex. 5151 State University Drive on the California State University campus

WHEN: ONE NIGHT ONLY Special Event - Saturday, November 6th 8 PM

TICKETS: Advance Priority ticket orders can be placed by calling (323) 933-9266 x54 or visit http://www.actorsfund.org

$500 VIP Dinner (includes priority seating, the cast party and a 5 course gourmet pre-show dinner)
$250 VIP ORCHESTRA (includes post performance party with the cast)
$150 ORCHESTRA, $100 REAR ORCHESTRA, $100 FIRST TWO ROWS MEZZANINE,
$75 MEZZANINE and $40 BALCONY.

The Actors' Fund of America is proud to present yet another of its highly anticipated S.T.A.G.E. too tributes, this year entitled THE BEST IS YET TO COME: THE MUSIC OF Cy Coleman. The Nedda Harrigan Logan Award will be presented to Mr. Coleman by Actors' Fund President, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Larry Gelbart (Coleman collaborator on the TONY award winning "City of Angeles")and Marilyn and Alan Bergman (Coleman collaborators on "Like Jazz"). Cy Coleman, one of the most prolific songwriters of our time, offers us a legacy of songs that will make this evening something very unique and special. In addition to his Broadway shows: BARNUM, WILL ROGERS FOLLIES, I LOVE MY WIFE, SEESAW, THE LIFE, LITTLE ME, WILDCAT, ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, CITY OF ANGELS and SWEET CHARITY, Mr. Coleman has written a vast array of jazz and pop tunes including THE BEST IS YET TO COME and WITCHCRAFT.

As a special tribute to our incredible cast scheduled to appear, Mr. Coleman himself, who will be on hand to accept the Nedda Harrigan Logan Award, will perform as well. Promising to be just as memorable and exciting as the successful predecessors, the show will be directed and staged by David Galligan. Musical direction will be by Ben Lanzarone with David Michaels serving as executive producer. In addition, a special $500 ticket is being offered which includes priority seating, the cast party and a special 5-course gourmet pre-show dinner adjacent to the theatre.

The Actors' Fund of America is the only national social services organization that assists members of the entertainment community in every aspect of the industry. With a broad spectrum of programs, including health care services, a comprehensive AIDS initiative, supportive housing and a women's health initiative - all designed to address the specific and unique needs of entertainment professionals - The Actors' Fund is the safety net the entire entertainment community - from film editors and screenwriters, to musicians and dancers -- can depend on. The Fund provides these essential services to over 14,000 people yearly with the same indomitable spirit that they have demonstrated for over 120 years. For more information about The Fund call 323.933.9244 or visit www.actorsfund.org.

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