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By John Petrick, The Bergen Record, April 18, 2015
Somewhere up there, in that great big rear mezzanine section in the sky, William Shakespeare was smiling down on Englewood on Friday. There, an eclectic group of stars ranging from Broadway's Brian Stokes Mitchell, to Joyce Randolph of "The...
By Ruthie Fierberg, Backstage, January 13, 2015
Actor Candice R. approached the Actors Fund back in 2007 when she and her then-partner had trouble paying their New York rent with a baby on the way. “We didn’t even know what kind of assistance there was, we just went,” she says....
By Jim Hill, HuffPo Entertainment, December 15, 2014
Here's a challenge for all of you Christmas trivia buffs out there: Name the first-ever animated holiday special produced especially for television... The Actors Fund announced earlier this year that it would be producing a one-night-only concert...
By Robert Simonson,, September 20, 2014
Jordan Strohl, from The Lillian Booth Actors Home, shares the benefits of integrating music into the lives of patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia with
By Ruthie Fierberg, Backstage, September 2, 2014
Tony winner Brian Stokes Mitchell, chairman of the board of the Actors Fund, champions the organization’s cause to help entertainment professionals make their living in the arts.
By David Robb,, July 25, 2014
Obamacare has been a blockbuster success in the entertainment industry, and the Actors Fund has played a vital role in helping thousands of low-income actors, writers and other industry professionals obtain low-cost health insurance.
By Souma Karlamangla, Los Angeles Times, May 22, 2014
In 2011, actress Lynda Berg didn't make enough money to qualify for health insurance through her union. And, on her own, she had trouble finding a plan she could afford because she's a survivor of breast cancer, considered a preexisting condition.
By Jay Levin, Bergen County Record, March 1, 2014
Sunday night’s Oscar-watching party at the stylish nursing and assisted living center in Englewood promises to be a swell affair. There’ll be champagne and hors d’oeuvres and, given this particular crowd, astute observations on...
By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times, March 1, 2014
Tom Capizzi is going to Hollywood Sunday night for the 86th Academy Awards, but not in a limo or a tux. Instead, he will be protesting near the Dolby Theatre, hoisting a green sign saying "Chase Talent Not Subsidies." Capizzi will be...
By Sharon Hazard, New Jersey Monthly, February 24, 2014
The Merry Mailman (a.k.a. Ray Heatherton) lived here. So did comedians Dody Goodman and Joey Faye... Each of these entertainers—now deceased—was a resident of the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, an assisted-living facility and...
By Chuck Mirarchi,, February 20, 2014
On April 28, 2014, The Actors Fund will honor Disney Theatrical Productions as they celebrate 20 years on Broadway. The producing organization will receive the Medal of Honor, the highest award given by the 132-year old non-profit human services...
By Jonathan Vince,, February 14, 2014
LOS ANGELES–How do young entertainers maintain a healthy, balanced life in an industry notorious for its fickle impermanence? Laura Campbell, 34, can answer that question. As an education counselor for The Actors Fund’s Looking Ahead..., January 15, 2014
All those who have worked in the entertainment industry, eventually age and retire. Some remain active, doing occasional jobs, but most just enjoy life. There is a portion of those retired industry professionals, who live in specialized nursing care...
By Jeremy M. Barker, American Theatre Magazine, November 2013
What artists need to know, and where they can find out more.
by Mark Kennedy, AP Drama Writer, May 31, 2013
NEW YORK--A special audience will get to see Helen Mirren onstage next month in London in the play "The Audience"--some retired show business veterans in a New Jersey nursing home. The live cinema event company BY Experience said Friday...
by Melanie Grayce West, The Wall Street Journal
Jeffrey Bolton attributes his success as an investor to the long days he put in as an actor.
By Holly Reich, New York Daily News, October 24, 2012
Brian Stokes Mitchell will perform a benefit concert for The Actors Fund at Alice Tully Hall on October 31.
By Suzanne Russell, Rahway Home News Tribune, August 14, 2012
Playwright Ally Blumenfeld and actor, director and writer Brandon Monokian live in Montclair and are curious about plans for affordable housing in Rahway for members of the visual and performing arts community.
By Robert Simonson,, July 6, 2012
When the Supreme Court, on June 28, upheld President Obama's Affordable Care Act by a vote of 5 to 4, pundits on both sides of the issue—pro and con—declared the legislation would affect the lives of every citizen in the union.
The Star-Ledger, May 6, 2012
Finally, the artists are coming to the Rahway Arts District. The gritty former manufacturing town has placed a hefty bet on the arts, and that gamble may be about to pay off.