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October 28, 2019 Press Release, Services & Programs

New Music Video Tells the Story of The Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts

The video, entitled “Gotta Go To The Doctor,” features music and lyrics by Barbara Anselmi (It Shoulda Been You), choreography by Ryan VanDenBoom (“Fosse/Verdon”) and stars Derrick Cobey, Mallory Hawks, Marissa Rosen, Bobby Conte Thornton and Adrienne Walker.

October 17, 2019 Press Release, Services & Programs

THE ACTORS FUND AND THE JOHN GORE ORGANIZATION PARTNER TO FORM THE ACTORS FUND FLU SHOT PROGRAM FOR TOURING COMPANIES

The Actors Fund Flu Shot Program for Touring Companies will provide flu shots to cast, crew and theatrical venue staff of Actors' Equity touring companies nationally.

September 25, 2019 Press Release, Events & Performances

THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST’S WIFE, A ONE-NIGHT ONLY REUNION READING TO BENEFIT THE THE ACTORS FUND

Join us for The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife by Charles Busch, a one-night only benefit reading starring Charles Busch in the title role, originally played by Linda Lavin, and the all-star Broadway cast including Linda Lavin, Michele Lee, Tony Roberts and Anil Kumar. Directed by Lynne Meadow.

September 24, 2019 Press Release

The Actors Fund and Playwrights Horizons Announce Iyvon Edebiri as the recipient of the The Mark O’Donnell Prize for Emerging Theater Artists

The Actors Fund and Playwrights Horizons announced today that New York City producer Iyvon Edebiri is the 2019 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.

July 31, 2019 Press Release

We Mourn the Loss of Trustee and Theater Legend Harold Prince (1928-2019)

Hal Prince was a giant in our industry. His contribution to the history of the American theater cannot be overstated. Hal was also a genuine hero to The Actor Fund.

June 17, 2019 Press Release

The Actors Fund Announces Election of Six New Members to Board of Trustees

The Board establishes policies for administering the programs and services of the organization, which has served the community since 1882.

May 9, 2019 Events & Performances

The Actors Fund Gala—A Record-Breaking $1.5 Million Raised

On April 29, The Actors Fund Annual Gala was held at the New York Marriott Marquis, proudly raising more than $1.5 million and breaking all previous fundraising records for the event!

May 7, 2019 Press Release

The Actors Fund Launches the Performing Arts Legacy Project

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.

April 26, 2019 Press Release, Services & Programs

THE ACTORS FUND DEDICATES THE SAMUEL J. & FLORENCE T. FRIEDMAN PAVILION at The Actors Fund Home

Annette Bening and Brian Stokes Mitchell joined donors and community members to celebrate the opening of The Samuel J. and Florence T. Friedman Pavilion, marking the completion of a capital campaign project to rebuild, expand and preserve The Actors Fund Home for future generations.

April 10, 2019 Press Release

Lily Tomlin To Be Honored at The Actors Fund’s 23rd Annual Tony Awards® Viewing Gala

The Actors Fund will honor Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award® winner Lily Tomlin with the Julie Harris Award for Artistic Achievement at the 23rd Annual Tony Awards® Viewing Gala on Sunday, June 9, 2019 (3:30-9:00pm) at Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. 

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