Join top Broadway stars, including Tony winners, for a special musical show that is a fundraiser for out-of-work performers and other show people. The event includes the chance to talk with the stars, live, via Zoom, after the performance.
“The Theatre Will Survive,” is to support The Actors Fund, which has provided emergency assistance to folks in the entertainment industry throughout the USA since 1882, including Broadway and Off-Broadway and shows on tour.
The virtual performance and live chat, on Monday, August 31, features such Broadway favorites as Tony winners Chuck Cooper, Judy Kaye, Faith Prince, and Paulo Szot, lending their voices, including speaking voices in a “talk back” after the performance.
“The Theatre Will Survive” also features – in alphabetical order, because that is the only fair way –
Christine Andreas, Sarah Uriarte Berry, Christina Bianco, Robert Cuccioli, Marc De la Cruz, George Dvorsky, Anita Gillette, Jason Graae, Ann Harada, Leah Hocking, Richard Jay-Alexander, Jeff Keller, Eddie Korbich, Michael McCormick, N’Kenge, Barry Pearl, Gabriella Pizzolo, Stephanie Pope, Courtney Reed, T. Oliver Reid, Steve Rosen, Jennifer Sanchez, Analise Scarpaci, Tony Sheldon, and Ryan Silverman.
That’s quite a cast!
Viewers will be able to submit questions via the Zoom chat function following the video performance.
The Theatre Will Survive is brainchild of lyricist Michael Colby and composer/orchestrator Ned Paul Ginsburg, who wrote the words and the music for this special video performance.
“The theatre community is a remarkable source of support and hope, even at times like the current pandemic. Members of the community have banded together to celebrate the unique phoenix that is live theatre. You are invited to join in our celebration and help reinforce our love and certainty of the theatre’s future,” said co-creator Colby.
Founded in 1882, The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that fosters stability and resiliency and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan.
Since March 18, 2020, when Broadway and Off-Broadway shows shut down, The Actors Fund has distributed more than $15 million in emergency financial assistance to over 12,000 people in the industry.
The show is 7pm on Monday, August 31.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here.
A link to view the benefit will be sent before show time.
If you love Broadway and Off-Broadway shows – and don’t we all – this is your chance to show your support.
With special permission from Actors Equity Association, many of the illustrious performers from the video will appear live to follow up and chat with the creatives and answer your questions on a special Zoom presentation.