Rachel Resheff, Brian Childers Join Miracle On 34th Street


Rachel Resheff (The People in the Picture, Shrek) and Helen Hayes Award winner Brian Childers (Danny and Sylvia) will join the previously announced Tony Yazbeck, Kimberly Faye Greenberg, and Jim Brochu for one night only in the Meredith Willson musical Miracle on 34th Street, presented December 12 in Manhattan to benefit the Actors Fund.

Miracle on 34th Street features book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson. Originally titled
Here's Love, it is based on the classic 20th Century Fox film in which a Macy's Department
Store Santa (Brochu), who believes himself to be the real Kris Kringle, helps bring the spirit of
Christmas to a precocious young girl (Resheff), her mother (Greenberg), and a retired Marine
(Yazbeck). Not-for-profit Theatrical Gems produces.

The event will be held at The St. Luke's Theatre, 308 West 46th Street on Monday, December 12 at 7:00 PM. Theatrical Gems Artistic Director Jacob Shoesmith-Fox directs, with musical direction by Seth Bisen-Hersh and choreography by Brett Radek. Additional casting will be announced shortly.

Here's Love was Meredith Willson's last Broadway musical. It opened on October 3, 1963 and
is best known for featuring the song "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas." At the time,
its million-dollar advance sale was among the highest in history. The cast included Janis Paige,
Craig Stevens, Fred Gwynne, and a young Michael Bennett and Baayork Lee as dancers in the
chorus. Here's Love closed on July 25, 1964 after 334 performances.

Tickets are $25 and can be reserved by emailing tickets@theatricalgems.org. Tickets will be
purchased at the door. Proceeds benefit the Actors Fund.

The Actors Fund is a nationwide human services organization that helps all professionals in
performing arts and entertainment. The Fund is a safety net, providing programs and services
for those who are in need, crisis or transition.

Theatrical Gems strives to educate audiences about the past, present, and future of theater.
Through the entertaining and engaging presentation of popular classics, new works, and
underappreciated relics, we hope to expand horizons and tastes with the goal of preserving
these works of art for future generations of theatergoers. Theatrical Gems is a sponsored
project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization.
For more information, visit: www.theatricalgems.org

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