The 8 PM concert boasts the talents of Larry Daggett (Ragtime, Candide), Kimberly Faye Greenberg (Danny and Sylvia, One Night with Fanny Brice) and Erin Mackey (Wicked, Sondheim on Sondheim) with Chuck Karel (Hello, Dolly; Dear World) and Joy Hermalyn (Fiddler on the Roof, La Boheme) as well as Kenneth Kasch, Eric Noone, Tara Novie, Spencer Andrew Taylor, DeeGee Brandemour, Tricia Burns, Brianne Cobuzzi, Jody Cook, Gregory Couba, Benjamin Farha, Jonathan G Galvez, Maggie Graham, Christina Noone, Roger Rifkin, Michal Salonia, Stacey Scotte, Lawrence E. Street, Jennifer Teska, and Melodie Wolford.
Theatrical Gems artistic director Jacob Shoesmith-Fox directs with musical direction by Steven H. Taylor.
Mr. President features music and lyrics by Irving Berlin and a book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. The musical, according to press notes, "tells the story of the President of the United States and his family during his last few months in office and later, trying to adjust back to normal life in central Pennsylvania."
Mr. President won the 1963 Tony Award for Best Stage Technician (Solly Pernick) and received nominations for Best Actress in a Musical (Nanette Fabray) and Best Conductor and Musical Director (Jay Blackton).
The Mainstage Theatre is located at 416 W. 42nd Street. Tickets are $20 and can be reserved by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets will be picked up at the door, cash only. *
In addition to the performance, tickets and memorabilia for various past and present Broadway and Off-Broadway shows will be sold in an auction that began online and will finish during intermission. Check www.theatricalgems.org for details.
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.