Nothing Like a Dame Raises Hundreds of Thousands

News   Nothing Like a Dame Raises Hundreds of Thousands The 2006 Nothing Like a Dame concert — presented March 6 at the Imperial Theatre — raised $300,000 for the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative of the Actors' Fund of America.
From Top: Maria Friedman; Ruthie Henshall (left) and Angie Schworer at Nothing Like a Dame.
From Top: Maria Friedman; Ruthie Henshall (left) and Angie Schworer at Nothing Like a Dame. Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Since its creation 11 years ago, the annual Dame benefit concerts have raised a total of $2.3 million for Newman's Initiative. This year's concert boasted performances by Shoshana Bean, Victoria Clarke, Kate Clinton, Tyne Daly, Bobbie Eakes, Jennifer Ehle, Jill Eikenberry, Felicia Finley, Maria Friedman, Sue Gilad, Rosemary Harris, Ruthie Henshall, Catherine Hurlin and Jessica Ferretti, Heather Ferguson, Lauren Kennedy, Leslie Kritzer, Lauren Molina, Bebe Neuwirth, Phyllis Newman, Jennifer Naimo, Cynthia Nixon, Jill Paice, Erica Piccininni, Angie Schworer, Sara Schmidt, Dorothy Stanley, Brynn Williams, Ruth Williamson, Eliza Winters and Jessica Wright.

The Actors' Fund of America is the only national non-profit organization that provides for the social welfare of all entertainment professionals. Since 1996, The Actors’ Fund has focused on helping women in the industry who are coping with critical health concerns through The Fund's Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative. Initiated by Actors’ Fund Trustee Newman, the Women’s Health Initiative offers a roster of services to help women access health care and to coordinate support services.

For more information visit www.actorsfund.org.

Phyllis Newman (white coat) leads the curtain call at <i>Nothing Like a Dame</i>.
Phyllis Newman (white coat) leads the curtain call at Nothing Like a Dame. Photo by Aubrey Reuben