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May 28, 2020 Press Release

The Original Cast of Mr. Belvedere to Reunite for a special One-Night-Only Event to Benefit The Actors Fund

The reunion will feature original cast members, Bob Uecker, Ilene Graff, Rob Stone, Tracy Wells, and Brice Beckham as they reunite to answer fan questions and talk about the making of the show, favorite episodes, and on-set jokes.

May 27, 2020 Press Release

NY Laughs Announces Laughter in Lockdown

A hosted two hour streaming fundraiser featuring appearances and performances by Wanda Sykes, Judd Apatow, Ray Romano and other beloved comedic artists.

May 25, 2020 Press Release

You Can't Stop The Beat A Video Celebration for The Actors Fund

Over 150 actors, dancers and musicians including Harvey Fierstein, Sean Hayes, Kristin Chenoweth, Matthew Morrison, Martin Short and more came together to create an at-home video of “You Can’t Stop The Beat,” the joyful finale from Hairspray.

May 14, 2020 Press Release

The Actors Fund Reports A Record Breaking $10,500,000 in Financial Assistance Over Eight Weeks for Covid-19 Related Emergency Support

This emergency financial aid is helping the most vulnerable members of the performing arts and entertainment communities.

May 12, 2020 Press Release

"BOMBSHELL IN CONCERT" REUNITES THE CAST OF NBC’S "SMASH" FOR A SPECIAL ONE-NIGHT-ONLY EVENT STREAMING EXCLUSIVELY ON PEOPLE.COM, PEOPLETV AND PEOPLE SOCIAL PLATFORMS IN SUPPORT OF THE ACTORS FUND

A special one-night-only streaming event: “Bombshell in Concert,” featuring a reunion of original cast members from the now legendary NBC series “Smash.” This special event will stream Wednesday, May 20 at 8:00 PM ET exclusively on PEOPLE.com, PeopleTV, and PEOPLE social platforms

April 16, 2020 Press Release

Guest Stars Robert Wuhl and Don Most Announced for the First Weekly Episode of Viral Vignettes

The Actors Fund has announced a new comedic weekly series, “Viral Vignettes”, featuring original work with popular character actors from classic TV shows and films premiering this Wednesday, April 15 at 12 p.m. PDT / 3 p.m. ET.

April 9, 2020 Press Release

NY1 to Present On Stage at Home: A Two-Night Event Hosted by Frank DiLella with the Best of Broadway

Including Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Kristin Chenoweth, Kelli O'Hara, Cheyenne Jackson, Betty Buckley and many more, to raise funds and awareness for The Actors Fund.

You've Got a Friend Beautiful - The Carole King Musical - The Actors Fund Performance
April 9, 2020 Press Release

The Cast of Beautiful – The Carole King Musical Presents You've Got a Friend Video to Help Support The Actors Fund

Cast members and musicians from the Tony Award winning Beautiful-The Carole King Musical have collaborated from their homes around the world to record a socially distanced version of “You’ve Got a Friend” to create awareness to raise funds for The Actors Fund.

March 27, 2020 Press Release, Events & Performances

SCHITT’S CREEK STAR EMILY HAMPSHIRE TO HOST NEW WEEKLY LIVE-STREAMED SHOW HUMPDAY WITH HAMPSHIRE TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE ACTORS FUND COVID-19 RELIEF

Fresh off of the success of The Actors Fund’s partnership with Rosie O’Donnell that raised over $600,000, The Actors Fund is teaming up with ”Schitt’s Creek” star, award-winning actress and Screen Actors Guild® Nominee Emily Hampshire for a new weekly live-streamed talk-show HUMPDAY WITH HAMPSHIRE.

Actors Fund Rosie O'Donnell Show Raises over $600k for the Actors Fund
March 23, 2020 Press Release

THE STAR-STUDDED ONE-NIGHT-ONLY RETURN OF “THE ROSIE O’DONNELL SHOW” RAISES OVER $600,000 IN SUPPORT OF THE ACTORS FUND

This special event, hosted by Rosie O’Donnell, produced by actor/producer Erich Bergen, and presented in partnership with Revelations Entertainment and Broadway.com, was directed by Paul Wontorek, and streamed LIVE on Broadway.com and their YouTube channel.

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