Actors Fund Benefit to Feature Leslie Uggams, Tom Wopat; Bebe Neuwirth to Host

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The Actors Fund will present The Friends of The Lillian Booth Actors Home Sept. 13 at 6 PM at Gloria Crest, in Englewood, NJ, the former estate of film legend Gloria Swanson and now the home of Jan and Edward Turen.

Tony Award winner Bebe Neuwirth will host the evening, which will feature performances by Tony Award winner Leslie Uggams, Tony Award nominee Tom Wopat and singer-songwriter-pianist Peter Cincotti and his band. Actors Fund president Brian Stokes Mitchell will also be part of the evening.

The celebration will include cocktails, buffet and a live auction.

Complimentary bus transportation is available for guests. Guests will also receive a one-year inaugural membership in "The Friends of The Lillian Booth Actors Home," which includes invitations to the annual Edwin Forrest Day Celebration at The Home; a listing in The Actors Fund's Annual Report and newsletter; and the opportunity to honor or memorialize a loved one at The Home with a plaque or paver at a special "Friends" rate.

Tickets are $500 per person and can be purchased by calling (212) 221-7300, ext. 133 or by visiting www.actorsfund.org.

* The evening's Honorary Host Committee includes Bob Balaban, Brent Barrett, Polly Bergen, Andréa Burns and Peter Flynn, Liz Callaway, Michael Cerveris, John Cullum, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Darius De Haas, Andre De Shields, Olympia Dukakis, Sutton Foster, John Glover, Joel Grey, Marvin Hamlisch, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Louise Hirschfeld, Dee Hoty, Sally Ann Howes, Shirley Jones and Marty Ingels, Angela Lansbury, Linda Lavin, Michele Lee, Rebecca Luker, Andrea Martin, Jan Maxwell, Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Debra Monk, Julia Murney, Donna Murphy and Shawn Elliott, Brad Oscar, David Hyde Pierce, Karine Plantadit, Billy Porter, Jane Powell, Chita Rivera, Tony Roberts, Richard Thomas, Lily Tomlin, Leslie Uggams, Christopher Walken, Harriet Walter, Susan Kohner Weitz and Elizabeth Wilson.

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