The 8 PM performance of the Mark Schoenfeld-Barri McPherson musical at the Plymouth Theatre will benefit the non-profit organization. Tickets, priced $26-$96.25, are available by calling (212) 221-7300, ext. 133. For more information visit www.actorsfund.org.
Directed and choreographed by Big River's Jeff Calhoun, Brooklyn began previews Sept. 23 and officially opened Oct. 21 at the Plymouth Theatre. Eden Espinosa, who portrays the title character Brooklyn, is featured in a company that also includes Kevin Anderson, Cleavant Derricks, Ramona Keller and Karen Olivo with Manoel Felciano, Julie Reiber, Sara Schmidt, Horace V. Rogers and Haneefah Wood.
Brooklyn, according to production notes, concerns a band of performers, who "tell a wondrous sidewalk fairy tale about a young girl searching for fame and the father she never knew. With just one clue to lead her, she lands in the city that bears her name, Brooklyn."
The Actors' Fund, which was founded in 1882, is a non-profit organization that provides for the social welfare of all entertainment professionals. Some of the many programs The Actors' Fund provides include a nursing home and assisted living care facility; senior and disabled programs; mental health services; chemical dependency services; entertainment industry assistance programs; the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative; the AIDS Initiative; and supportive housing on both coasts.
The Plymouth Theatre is located at 236 West 45th Street. Brooklyn plays Tuesdays at 7 PM, Wednesday-Saturday nights at 8 PM, with Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2 PM, and Sundays at 3 PM. For more information or a preview of Brooklyn's score, visit www.brooklynthemusical.com.