Joe Benincasa

Get Joe Benincasa Email Alerts

Be the first to get news, photos, videos & more.

Joe Benincasa Photos

Joe Benincasa Videos

Joe Benincasa News

Lisa Ann Walter Wins CELEBRITY JEOPARDY!, Donates to Entertainment Community Fund

Lisa Ann Walter was revealed as the winner of Celebrity Jeopardy! last week. As part of her big win, she was able to donate her earnings to the charity of her choice. Walter chose to donate her $1,000,000 to the Entertainment Community Fund.

Entertainment Community Fund Reflects on 2023; Over $14.8 Million Distributed to Film and Television Workers

Delve into the accomplishments and impact of the Entertainment Community Fund in 2023. Explore the initiatives, achievements, and contributions made by the fund throughout the year that have positively influenced the entertainment community.


Celebrities honored at Encore Ovation: A Celebration of Aging Through Art. Encore Community Services recognizes Broadway stars at Theater District event to support successful aging.

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, PURLIE VICTORIOUS, SPAMALOT & HARMONY to Host Performances Benefiting The Entertainment Community Fund

Merrily We Roll Along, Purlie Victorious, Spamalot and Harmony will all host performances this winter with blocks of tickets dedicated to supporting The Entertainment Community Fund (formerly The Actors Fund) as part of their Benefit Performance program, Producer’s Picks.

The Entertainment Community Fund Names Dustin H. Chinn as 2023 Mark O'Donnell Prize Winner

The Entertainment Community Fund and Playwrights Horizons have named New York City playwright, Dustin H. Chinn, as the 2023 recipient of The Mark O’Donnell Prize.

Photos: JAMIE DEROY & FRIENDS Returns To the Birdland Stage

Once again, hostess/producer Jamie deRoy brought her multi-MAC Award-winning Variety Show, Jamie deRoy & friends, back to Birdland on Monday, October 23.  See photos of the evening.

Broadway Cares Makes $1 Million Grant To Entertainment Community Fund In Wake Of SAG-AFTRA And WGA Strikes

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS announced today a $1 million emergency grant, made in the name of the Broadway community, to the Entertainment Community Fund to provide immediate assistance and services for entertainment professionals affected by the SAG-AFTRA and Writers Guild of America strikes.

Renée Rapp Pledges Support for Entertainment Community Fund During NY Shows

Broadway star Renée Rapp announces her support for the Entertainment Community Fund. Find out how she is lending a helping hand to the industry in need.

Seth MacFarlane Partners With Entertainment Community Fund to Raise $10 Million for Industry Workers

Learn about Seth MacFarlane's partnership with the Entertainment Community Fund to raise $10 million in aid for all entertainment industry workers. Discover how this exclusive fundraising campaign aims to provide support and assistance to those working in the entertainment industry.

Mayor Adams Convenes NYC's First-Ever Live Performance Industry Council To Discuss Issues Plaguing Industry

Mayor Adams convenes NYC's first-ever live performance industry council to discuss issues plaguing industry. Learn more about this groundbreaking initiative.

Photos: STARS IN THE HOUSE Raises More Than $55,000 During Labor Day Special

The Stars In The House Labor Day Special that was presented on Monday, September 4 by SiriusXM’s Seth Rudetsky, his husband, Broadway producer James Wesley and Entertainment Community Fund Chair Annette Bening has raised more than $55,000 so far. See photos from the event!

Annette Bening, Jason Alexander, Jean Smart & More to Join STARS IN THE HOUSE Labor Day Special

Join Annette Bening, Jason Alexander, Jean Smart, and other celebrated actors for a star-studded Labor Day Special on STARS IN THE HOUSE. Don't miss this exclusive event streaming live. Tune in for an unforgettable performance and support a great cause.

Video: Annette Bening Shares Message from Entertainment Community Fund Amidst Strikes

Watch Entertainment Community Fund Chairman of the Board Annette Bening share a message for those affected by the WGA and SAG strikes.

Annette Bening Will Serve As New Chair Of The Board Of The Entertainment Community Fund

At the Annual Board meeting held yesterday, the Board of Trustees of the Entertainment Community Fund (formerly The Actors Fund), voted Annette Bening as the new Chair of the Board.

Photos: Tovah Feldshuh Creates The Feldshuh Fund for Women's Health

See photos of Tovah Feldshuh celebrating 50 years on Broadway with the creation of The Feldshuh Fund for Women’s Health.

Legends Are in the House: The 2023 Chita Rivera Awards

Chita danced onto the stage at the Skirball Center to present the Chita Rivera Lifetime Achievement Award to her friend and collaborator, 96-year-old John Kander.

Photos: Inside the Entertainment Fund Gala, Honoring Tyler Perry, Alana Mayo, and More

Last night, May 1, The Entertainment Community Fund celebrated distinguished philanthropist Glorya Kaufman; Head of Orion Pictures, film executive and producer Alana Mayo; Tony and Olivier Award-winning producer, activist and President of Tom Kirdahy Productions Tom Kirdahy; and actor, director, screenwriter, producer, playwright, author, philanthropist and Founder of Tyler Perry Studios Tyler Perry.

New Entertainment Community Fund Survey Spotlights Pandemic Impact On Entertainment Industry Workers

The Entertainment Community Fund, formerly The Actors Fund, the national human services organization supporting the needs of those working in the entertainment and performing arts industry, today released the results of a new survey assessing the needs of the entertainment community three years after a national shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic that left tens of thousands of workers in the entertainment industry unemployed and uninsured.

James M. Nederlander Legacy Honored by the Entertainment Community Fund

The Entertainment Community Fund has recognized the legacy of James M. Nederlander and his support of the Fund by naming the board room of their New York City office in his honor.

Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell & Kelli O'Hara to Star in RAGTIME Reunion Concert

The Entertainment Community Fund's one-night-only benefit reunion concert of Ragtime, originally scheduled for 2020, will take place on Monday, March 27, 2023 at the Minskoff Theatre. Learn who is starring in the concert, and how to purchase tickets!

Get Joe Benincasa Email Alerts

Be the first to get news, photos, videos & more.