Broadway's Cinderella and Kinky Boots Will Offer Special Actors Fund Performances

News   Broadway's Cinderella and Kinky Boots Will Offer Special Actors Fund Performances
 
The casts of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella and the 2013 Tony-winning Best Musical Kinky Boots will offer special performances to benefit The Actors Fund.

Laura Osnes stars in the Broadway production
Laura Osnes stars in the Broadway production Photo by Carol Rosegg

The Sept. 29 at 8 PM performance of the Tony-nominated Cinderella at the Broadway Theatre and the Nov. 3 at 8 PM performance of the Tony-winning Kinky Boots at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre will benefit the charitable organization.

Cinderella has music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, a new book by Douglas Carter Beane and original book by Oscar Hammerstein II. The musical is directed by Mark Brokaw with choreography by Josh Rhodes.

Based on the 2005 film of the same title, the Northampton, U.K.-set musical Kinky Boots has a new book by Tony winner Harvey Fierstein and music and lyrics by Grammy Award-winning "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" and "True Colors" songwriter Cyndi Lauper. Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell, who created the high-energy dances that sent audiences and cast members into a frenzy during Hairspray, directs and choreographs Kinky Boots.

Actors Fund Special Performances, according to the Fund, "have been thrilling audiences for more than 80 years with an electric energy unlike any other night of theatre! What makes a Special Performance so 'special'? Each year, Broadway companies, in New York and on the road, generously give their time and talent by adding a performance to already rigorous schedules to benefit The Actors Fund."

The Broadway Theatre is located at 1681 Broadway at 53rd Street. The Al Hirschfeld Theatre is located at 302 West 45th Street. For information and to purchase tickets, visit actorsfund.org or call (212) 221-7300, ext. 133.

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The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that helps everyone—performers and those behind the scenes—who works in performing arts and entertainment, helping more than 12,800 people directly each year, and hundreds of thousands online. Serving professionals in film, theatre, television, music, opera, radio and dance, The Fund’s programs include social services and emergency assistance, health care and insurance, housing, and employment and training services. With offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Actors Fund has—for 130 years—been a safety net for those in need, crisis or transition.

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