Thinking of seeing a Broadway show? Why not go on a night when you can enjoy the performance and support an organization that gives aid to needy members of the profession?
The nation's "only human service organization for all entertainment professionals," the Actors' Fund of America is best known for providing financial assistance and social services (food, rent, medical expenses) to professionals in need. Given on a night when the show doesn't normally play, an Actors' Fund performance, with all benefits going to the Fund, charges the same box office prices as on other nights and is often well attended by members of the entertainment community.
Here's the upcoming line-up for Actors' Fund benefits, with other shows expected to be added. (Note that the July 6 offering of Freak is the show's closing performance.)
Wait Until Dark (Brooks Atkinson Theatre), June 21, 8 PM (ET).
The Scarlet Pimpernel (Minskoff Theatre), June 28, 8 PM (ET).
Freak (Cort Theatre), July 6, 8 PM (ET).
The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Walter Kerr, July 26, 8 PM (ET).
-- By David Lefkowitz