Photo Flash: The Actors Fund Launches Performing Arts Legacy ProjectPhoto Flash: The Actors Fund Launches Performing Arts Legacy Project
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2019

In partnership with The Research Center for Arts and Culture, The Actors Fund held a launch event for the Performing Arts Legacy Project (PAL) website yesterday at Actors' Equity in New York City. (more...)

Photo Flash: Annette Bening and Brian Stokes Mitchell Cut Ribbon on New Actors Fund PavilionPhoto Flash: Annette Bening and Brian Stokes Mitchell Cut Ribbon on New Actors Fund Pavilion
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2019

The Actors Fund Home (155-175 West Hudson Avenue, Englewood, New Jersey), an acclaimed short-stay rehabilitation, assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care facility for the performing arts and entertainment community, celebrated the opening of The Samuel J. and Florence T. Friedman Pavilion at their facility in Englewood, New Jersey on Thursday, April 25, 2019. (more...)

NYFA Inducts Sanford Biggers, Karl Kellner, And Min Jin Lee Into Hall Of FameNYFA Inducts Sanford Biggers, Karl Kellner, And Min Jin Lee Into Hall Of Fame
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2019

The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) inducted three arts luminaries into its Hall of Fame during its annual benefit on April 11 at Capitale. (more...)

Photo Flash: Together Again! The Cast of THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Reunites for Actors Fund BenefitPhoto Flash: Together Again! The Cast of THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Reunites for Actors Fund Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

A 40th Anniversary reunion benefit concert of the 1979 hit Broadway production of They're Playing Our Song was held on Monday, February 11th at 7:30 pm at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th St.). The show starred the Broadway cast members Lucie Arnaz as 'Sonia Walsk' and Robert Klein as 'Vernon Gersch'. Check out photos from the evening below! (more...)

Photo Flash: The Actors Fund Opens Paul Libin CenterPhoto Flash: The Actors Fund Opens Paul Libin Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018

The Actors Fund held a ribbon-cutting on October 5, 2018 to celebrate the launch of Looking Ahead in New York City, a program which originated in 2003 in Los Angeles and is designed to help young professional performers and their families thrive amid the unique challenges of working in the entertainment industry. The Paul Libin Center serves as the home for the Looking Ahead program in New York City, and is located in Times Square at the main offices of The Actors Fund at 729 Seventh Avenue on the 12th floor. (more...)

Photo Flash: Julia Jarcho Receives The Mark O'Donnell PrizePhoto Flash: Julia Jarcho Receives The Mark O'Donnell Prize
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018

The Actors Fund and Playwrights Horizons announced today that New York City playwright Julia Jarcho is the 2018 recipient of "The Mark O'Donnell Prize", an annual prize presented to an emerging theater artist in recognition of her or his talent and promise. (more...)

Photo Flash: WHEN PIGS FLY Takes Flight at Actor's Fund Benefit!Photo Flash: WHEN PIGS FLY Takes Flight at Actor's Fund Benefit!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018

Pigs fly! For one-night only. A 2017 planned revival of Howard Crabtree's When Pigs Fly was brought to life at an Actor's Fund benefit concert Monday night! (more...)

Photo Flash: The Actors Fund Opens The Shubert Pavilion in EnglewoodPhoto Flash: The Actors Fund Opens The Shubert Pavilion in Englewood
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

The Actors Fund Home (155-175 West Hudson Avenue, Englewood, New Jersey), an acclaimed assisted living and skilled nursing care facility for the performing arts and entertainment community, celebrated the opening of The Shubert Pavilion at their facility in Englewood, New Jersey on Friday, October 6, 2017. BroadwayWorld has photos from the dedication below! (more...)

SMASH's Marilyn Monroe Musical BOMBSHELL Inches Closer to Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

It's been a couple of years since BOMBSHELL, the Marilyn Monroe musical from NBC's cult series SMASH, started the long journey to Broadway. But as we bask in the afterglow of the Tony Awards, the LA Times reports the show 'looks Broadway-bound for real.' (more...)

Photo Flash: The Actors Fund Opens Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts
by Stephanie Wild - Mar 6, 2017

The Actors Fund and Mount Sinai opened a new health center for the performing arts and entertainment community in New York City on Thursday. Conveniently located at 729 7th Avenue in Times Square, The Samuel J. Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts will serve as the medical care provider that is solely focused on the particular health care needs of the entertainment and performing arts community. (more...)

AVENUE Q Stars to Reunite as Judges for York Theatre's TUNE IN TIME Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

The November installment will feature lyricists Meghan Kelleher (songwriter), Sukari Jones (Location, Location, Location!!!), and Kathleen Wrinn (Ten: The Story of Grace and Joe) and composers Bobby Cronin (unlucky in Love, 2014 NEO writer at the York), Andy Roninson (creator of the podcast Take a Ten Musicals), and Adam Spiegel (Cloned! and a returning TUNE IN TIME champion). (more...)

Megan Hilty, Geneva Carr & More B'way Vets Set for New TV Land Comedy I SHUDDER
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Broadway's Megan Hilty (WICKED, SMASH) will take on the female lead in the upcoming TV Land comedy I SHUDDER from Paul Rudnick. (more...)

Megan Hilty Boards Bravo's GIRLFRIEND'S GUIDE TO DIVORCE
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Broadway and SMASH veteran has booked a role on Bravo's scripted series GIRLFRIEND'S GUIDE TO DIVORCE. Also joining 'DIVORCE' are Maury Sterling and Aaron Staton. (more...)

Megan Hilty Says Starring in BOMBSHELL on Broadway 'Would Be Amazing'; Has Secret Project in the Works
by Jessica Showers - Jun 30, 2015

Original SMASH star and Broadway actress Megan Hilty, after mentioning last week that she would love to audition for the full production, told EW last night that reprising her role as 'Marilyn' 'would be amazing! We'll see, you never know.' (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES June 6-12
by Nora Dominick - Jun 12, 2015

Still reeling from the 2015 Tony Awards? Can't get 'Ring of Keys' and 'Shall We Dance?' out of your head? Didn't have time check in on all of the latest Broadway news? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (more...)

Hollywood Bowl, Full-Fledged Broadway Run Next for BOMBSHELL Concert?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

The concert presentation of BOMBSHELL, the musical from the NBC TV series 'Smash', hit Broadway in a one-night-only event benefitting The Actors Fund earlier this week at The Minskoff Theatre. Just after the event, the Los Angeles Times caught up with composer/lyricist team Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, who talked about the possibility of expanding BOMBSHELL into a full-fledged Broadway musical. For now, though, their sights are set on an encore in Hollywood. (more...)

Photo Flash: Marilyn is Back! Go Inside Actors Fund's BOMBSHELL Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

The concert presentation of the musical created within the NBC TV series 'Smash,' created by Theresa Rebeck, Bombshell, with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, directed byJoshua Bergasseand Scott Wittman with choreography by Joshua Bergasse and music direction by Marc Shaiman, a one-night only landmark event benefitting The Actors Fund, took place last, June 8, 2015 at TheMinskoff Theatre (1515 Broadway). Check out photos from insode the concert below! (more...)

BOMBSHELL Concert Roundup - Press Weighs In!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

The concert presentation of the musical created within the NBC TV series 'Smash,' created by Theresa Rebeck, Bombshell, with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, directed byJoshua Bergasse and Scott Wittman with choreography by Joshua Bergasse and music direction by Marc Shaiman, a one-night only landmark event benefitting The Actors Fund, took place last, June 8, 2015 at TheMinskoff Theatre (1515 Broadway).  Below, check out a roundup of recaps from the press! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside the BOMBSHELL After-Party with Katharine McPhee, Megan Hilty & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

Below, check out phots from the after-party for The Actors Fund Benefit Concert presentation of the musical created within the NBC TV series SMASH! The series was created by Theresa Rebeck, Bombshell, with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, directed by Joshua Bergasse and Scott Wittman with choreography by Joshua Bergasse and music direction by Marc Shaiman. The concert was presented by Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, the one-night only landmark event benefitting The Actors Fund was held Monday, June 8, 2015 at The Minskoff Theatre (1515 Broadway). (more...)

Photo Flash: Winston Churchill's Granddaughter Visits CHURCHILL Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

The hit Off-Broadway play CHURCHILL offered a special performance to benefit The Actors Fund on May 17th. Among the attendees was the internationally acclaimed artist and sculptor Edwina Sandys, granddaughter of Sir Winston Churchill. CHURCHILL, a new play adapted and performed by Ronald Keaton, opened at New World Stages on February 18th to unanimous rave reviews led by The Wall Street Journal which declared, "Fifty years after his death, Winston Churchill has emerged as a star!" Under the direction of Kurt Johns, CHURCHILL is based on the life and writings of one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th Century. Due to overwhelming demand, the show's producers recently put a new block of seats on sale through September 13th. (more...)

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