Driving Miss Daisy Will Offer Special Actors Fund Performance in February

News   Driving Miss Daisy Will Offer Special Actors Fund Performance in February
 
The starry Broadway production of Driving Miss Daisy, featuring James Earl Jones, Vanessa Redgrave and Boyd Gaines, will add a ninth performance to an already scheduled eight-show week in order to benefit the Actors Fund.

The 8 PM performance on Feb. 7 at the John Golden Theatre will benefit the non-profit organization.

Premium seating is available for $225.50 and regular seats from $66.50 to $126.50. For tickets call (212) 221-7300, ext. 133, e-mail tickets@actorsfund.org or visit www.actorsfund.org.

From its Off-Broadway production in 1987 to the success of the Oscar-winning film version (four Academy Awards, including Best Picture), Driving Miss Daisy, according to producers, "is a timeless, searing, funny, and ultimately hopeful meditation on race relations in America, told through the complex relationship between two of popular culture's most enduring characters."

The play concerns Daisy Werthan, "a widowed, 72-year-old Jewish woman living in midcentury Atlanta, [who] is deemed too old to drive, [and] her son hires Hoke Colburn, an African American man, to serve as her chauffeur. What begins as a troubled and hostile pairing, soon blossoms into a profound, life-altering friendship that transcends all the societal boundaries placed between them."

The John Golden Theatre is located at 252 West 45th Street in New York City. *

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.

For more information visit www.actorsfund.org.

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