Minnelli, Daly, Mazzie, McKechnie, Ripley, Vereen and More to Sing Happy Oct. 25

News   Minnelli, Daly, Mazzie, McKechnie, Ripley, Vereen and More to Sing Happy Oct. 25
 
Stars are lining up for the upcoming S.T.A.G.E. Too concert event, Sing Happy: The Words & Music of John Kander and Fred Ebb, to benefit The Actors' Fund of America.

As previously reported, the Oct. 25 concert at Los Angeles' Luckman Fine Arts Complex will salute the works of Kander and Ebb, who have created such Broadway musicals as Cabaret, Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Act, Woman of the Year, Zorba and The Rink. David Galligan will direct the 8 PM concert, which will feature musical direction by Ben Lanzarone.

As of press time, those stars scheduled to take part in the concert include Ian Abercrombie, Carol Channing, Carole Cook, Wilson Cruz, Tyne Daly, Nancy Dussault, Jill Eikenberry, David Engel, Bonnie Franklin, Victor Garber, Robert Goulet, Jason Graae, Ilene Graff, Neil Patrick Harris, David Hasselhoff, Florence Henderson, Marilu Henner, Jane A. Johnston, Dale Kristien, Jane Lanier, Sharon Lawrence, Marin Mazzie, Gerry McIntyre, Donna MeKechnie, Liza Minnelli, Rod McKuen, Karen Morrow, Pamela Myers, Jack Noseworthy, Valarie Pettiford, Stefanie Powers, Charlotte Rae, John C. Reilly, Alice Ripley, Michael Rupert, Joan Ryan, Honey Sanders, Jennifer Tilly, Michael Tucker, Ben Vereen, Tonja Walker-Davidson and Jon Maher.

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron — executive producers of Miramax's Oscar winning "Chicago" — will also be on hand to receive the Nedda Harrigan Logan Award. Together the producing duo has amassed 59 Emmy nominations, ten Emmy Awards, six Academy Awards, five Golden Globes and two GLAAD Media Awards. Among their credits are "Meredith Willson's The Music Man," "Annie," "Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella" and "Gypsy." Their first sitcom, "It's All Relative," will premiere on ABC this next month.

The Luckman Fine Arts Complex is located on the campus of California State University at 5151 State University Drive. Tickets range from $40 $250, and sponsorships are available for $2,500-$25,000. Advance priority ticket orders can be placed by calling (323) 933-9266, ext. 54. Visit www.actorsfund.org for more information.

The Actors' Fund of America, a nonprofit organization founded in 1882, provides for the social welfare of all entertainment professionals. Its headquarters and The Aurora Residence are located in New York City, and its nursing home and assisted living care facility are in Englewood, New Jersey.

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