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Photo Coverage: Jamie DeRoy and Friends at Birdland Jazz Club Photo Photo Coverage: Jamie DeRoy and Friends at Birdland Jazz Club
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 7, 2021

Last night an audience of friends gathered in Birdland to enjoy an evening with everyones favorite friend… Jamie deRoy.  Jamie presented a group of her Broadway celebrity friends to schmooze and perform at what always turns out to be an exciting evening of world class entertainment. 

Angelina Bakery Unveils New Broadway Bombalone in Support of The Actors Fund Photo Angelina Bakery Unveils New Broadway Bombalone in Support of The Actors Fund
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 23, 2021

Angelina Bakery¬†announced that they have partnered with¬†The Actors Fund¬†to create a special Broadway Bombalone featuring their motto ‚ÄúI Heart The Arts‚ÄĚ in colorful sugar. All sales of this special bombolone are donated to this renowned organization that supports working professionals of the theatre and entertainment community.

Billy Porter and Henry Tisch Join The Actors Fund's Board of Trustees Photo Billy Porter and Henry Tisch Join The Actors Fund's Board of Trustees
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 28, 2021

The Actors Fund announced today the election of two new members to its Board of Trustees: Billy Porter and Henry Tisch.  

Photos & Video: Broadway's Return Continues Disney-Style with Live at The New Am: A B Photo Photos & Video: Broadway's Return Continues Disney-Style with Live at The New Am: A Benefit Concert for The Actors Fund
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 23, 2021

Last night, Broadway’s New Amsterdam Theatre reopened with Live at The New Am: A Benefit Concert for The Actors Fund, marking one of the first events on Broadway since the shutdown and the first Broadway performance to hire actors on an Equity contract, the union of Broadway performers. Check out photos of the show, Disney alumni in the audience and a video from the special performance. 

Disney Benefit Concert Series Will Reopen the New Amsterdam Theater This Month, With  Photo Disney Benefit Concert Series Will Reopen the New Amsterdam Theater This Month, With Performances From FROZEN, THE LION KING, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 7, 2021

Learn all about the upcoming series, the COVID-19 protocols in place, who is performing, and how to attend!

Chandra Wilson and Greg Berlanti Join The Actors Fund Board of Trustees; Brian Stokes Photo Chandra Wilson and Greg Berlanti Join The Actors Fund Board of Trustees; Brian Stokes Mitchell Reelected as Chairman
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 10, 2021

The Actors Fund has welcomed two new members to the Board of Trustees and reelected Brian Stokes Mitchell as Chairman. Two new trustees were approved at the annual meeting: Greg Berlanti, the WGA, DGA and Golden Globe-nominated writer, director and producer; and Chandra Wilson, the award-winning theater, television and film actor.

Cher's Coat and Shoes, Dolly Parton's Dress, Hugh Jackman's Wolverine Jacket & More t Photo Cher's Coat and Shoes, Dolly Parton's Dress, Hugh Jackman's Wolverine Jacket & More to be Auctioned Off at 'Stage & Screen'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 31, 2021

The Actors Fund and Doyle Auctioneers & Appraisers are¬†partnering with Christine Baranski on an auction event without precedent: ‚ÄúStage & Screen.‚ÄĚ Featuring a diverse array of memorabilia from the performing arts including Theater, Hollywood, Opera & Dance, lots include scenic and costume designs, meaningful wardrobe & one-of-a-kind memorabilia.

The Lambs Marks 146th Founding Anniversary Photo The Lambs Marks 146th Founding Anniversary
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 16, 2020

The Lambs - America's first professional theatrical club and oldest professional theatrical organization - is celebrating its 146th founding anniversary this month with festive online gatherings replacing in-person social events at our clubhouse in Midtown Manhattan amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND Cast Will Return on STARS IN THE HOUSE Photo CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND Cast Will Return on STARS IN THE HOUSE
by Stephi Wild - Sep 15, 2020

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley announced today that they will celebrate the six-month anniversary of 'Stars in the House' with the return of the cast of 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,' back by popular demand!

The Actors Fund Has Distributed Over Ten Million Dollars in Financial Assistance Photo The Actors Fund Has Distributed Over Ten Million Dollars in Financial Assistance
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 14, 2020

The Actors Fund announced today that, as of May 13, 2020, it has distributed a record-breaking amount, over ten million dollars ($10,500,000.00) in just eight weeks to help provide emergency financial assistance for those in need due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Rob McClure, Jenn Colella, Kerry Butler and More to Appear on THE PRODUCER'S PERSPECT Photo Rob McClure, Jenn Colella, Kerry Butler and More to Appear on THE PRODUCER'S PERSPECTIVE LIVE!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2020

Producer, Ken Davenport, announced the new lineup of guests to appear on The Producer's Perspective Live on his blog, TheProducersPerspective.com.

Photo Coverage: Inside Barrington Stage Company's Gala at Green Room 42 Photo Photo Coverage: Inside Barrington Stage Company's Gala at Green Room 42
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 12, 2019

Last night in the heart of the Theatre District, Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, hosted its annual New York City Benefit, BSC/NYC to celebrate its 25th Anniversary Season. The annual event raised $110K for Barrington Stage's Julianne Boyd New Works Fund. The one-night only cabaret took place at the The Green Room 42.

Photo Coverage: Michael Feinstein's Musical Soiree To Benefit The Great American Song Photo Photo Coverage: Michael Feinstein's Musical Soiree To Benefit The Great American Songbook Foundation
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 21, 2019

There are many organizations that have been established to preserve our musical heritage and at the forefront of those that specialize in The Great American Songbook, Michael Feinstein's foundation is one of the most important and influential.  Last night at a private event Michael entertained for a Park Avenue apartment full of generous New Yorkers who had gathered to help support The Great American Songbook Foundation founded by Michael in 2007.

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy Brings Her Many Friends to Broadway at Birdland Photo Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy Brings Her Many Friends to Broadway at Birdland
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 16, 2019

Nowadays it's quite common for a show to have '& Friends' in it's title. I don't know if Broadway Producer and entertainer Jamie deRoy invented the concept, but over the last 30 years she sure has perfected the inclusion of having her uber talented friends perform in Jamie deRoy & friends variety shows. In fact, some folks must think '& friends' is Jamie's last name, she has an impressive contact list (remember rollodex).

Photo Coverage: Bebe Neuwirth Hosts Dancers In Transition Heart & Soul Gala Photo Photo Coverage: Bebe Neuwirth Hosts Dancers In Transition Heart & Soul Gala
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 15, 2019

Anka Palitz, The Actors Fund National Ambassador Vice Chair and founder of the Heart & Soul Gala was honored at the Gala's 10th Anniversary in Palm Beach at The Breakers last night, along with Gillian Murphy, Principal Dancer with the American Ballet Theatre and Ethan Stiefel, Principal guest instructor at the American Ballet Theatre. Tony and Emmy Award winning actress/singer/dancer Bebe Neuwirth hosted The Actors Fund event which featured performances by local Florida dancers.

Photo Coverage: The Actors Fund Honors Rob Marshall, Jerry Mitchell, Baayork Lee, and Photo Photo Coverage: The Actors Fund Honors Rob Marshall, Jerry Mitchell, Baayork Lee, and More
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 31, 2018

This week the Actors Fund honored 2017 Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award winner Baayork Lee; Tony and Drama Desk Award winner Jerry Mitchell; Emmy Award winner John Deluca; and Tony nominated, Emmy and Academy Award winner Rob Marshall; with a special Actors Fund Medal of Honor presented to actress, dancer and choreographer Carmen de Lavallade, at The Actors Fund's Career Transition For Dancers Masquerade Ball.

Photo Flash: The Actors Fund Opens Paul Libin Center Photo Photo Flash: The Actors Fund Opens Paul Libin Center
by Julie Musbach - 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.

Photo Flash: Eve Ensler's FRUIT TRILOGY Celebrates Opening Night Off-Broadway! Photo Photo Flash: Eve Ensler's FRUIT TRILOGY Celebrates Opening Night Off-Broadway!
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 8, 2018

Abingdon Theatre Company (Tony Speciale, Artistic Director; Denise Dickens, Producing Director) presents the final main stage production of its 25th Anniversary season, Fruit Trilogy, a new trilogy of plays by Tony Award¬ģ winner Eve Ensler (The Vagina Monologues, In the Body of the World) and directed by Mark Rosenblatt (world premiere of Fruit Trilogy at West Yorkshire Playhouse, UK; Animal Wisdom, Bushwick Starr).

Photo Coverage: Warren Beatty, Kenny Leon, Chita Rivera and Uma Thurman Honored at Th Photo Photo Coverage: Warren Beatty, Kenny Leon, Chita Rivera and Uma Thurman Honored at The Actors Fund Gala
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 15, 2018

The Actors Fund bestowed its Medal of Honor upon four artists last night at its annual gala. BroadwayWorld was on hand at the big event, and you can check out photos below!

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy Honored By The Friars Club and The Record is Corrected Photo Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy Honored By The Friars Club and The Record is Corrected
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 12, 2018

The Friars archives and Wikipedia have finally been corrected. Nineteen Eighty Eight was a watershed year for women. They gained membership to numerous private men's clubs that heretofore were off limits to women. The Friars, being one of the more famous of the bunch had an article heralding the event written by a less than factual reporter for The New York Times. The paper of record, in an early forerunner of fake news only listed the first 7 women and overlooked number 8...Jamie deRoy who was in that initial group, along with Liza Minnelli, Joan Rivers, Brooke Shields, and other prominent female entertainment figures was not mentioned.

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