Fiddler Producers Donating Portion of Ticket Sales to Aid Residents of Flint, MI

News   Fiddler Producers Donating Portion of Ticket Sales to Aid Residents of Flint, MI
 
The producers of the Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof announced Feb. 1 that the production will donate $2 from every full-price ticket purchased to the show for all February 2016 performances to The United Way of Genesee County’s Flint Water Fund, which directly provides aid to the Michigan city’s residents, currently suffering from a critical drinking water contamination crisis.

Monetary donations will be used for the purchase of water filters, bottled water, emergency support services and prevention efforts in Flint. The production said that 100 percent of donated funds will be used for the Flint Water Fund, and no administrative fee will be assessed. After the short-term need of Flint residents has been met, any remaining funds will be directed to the Flint Child Health and Development Fund.  "This is a generous gift for the people of Flint, one that will help address our immediate needs in the community," said Jamie Gaskin, CEO of the United Way of Genesee County, in a statement.

Fiddler producer Jeffrey Richards added, "In keeping with the great Broadway tradition of giving back, I am proud that proceeds from this iconic musical about tradition—which celebrates the human spirit’s ability to find strength, love and joy in the face of [adversity]—will help the people of Flint through their current crisis."

Fiddler on the Roof is playing at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway, at 53rd Street). Tickets are now on sale via Telecharge.com or by phone at (212) 239-6200.

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