Call it Once Upon A Basket as Official Spokesperson Sarah Jessica Parker kicks off the Stephen J. Falat Holiday Basket Project to benefit People living with AIDS (PWA). Sponsored by Actors' Equity Association, the Project delivers holiday baskets filled with clothing, books, CDs, candy, toiletries and other gifts to PWA's throughout the New York metropolitan area. Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS assists a committee that works throughout December to fill the baskets for more than 2,500 PWA's.
For more information on Sarah Jessica Parker's soon-to-open Broadway show, see Playbill On-Line's story on the revival of Once Upon A Mattress.
Falat was an Equity member very active on AIDS committees. He died of AIDS and his life partner, Arn Gunderson, has taken over the Project, which started when Falat delivered four baskets to St. Luke's Hospital in 1986.
Those interested in donating gifts or delivering baskets can call Actors' Equity, (212) 869-8530 and ask for information about the Project.
-- By David Lefkowitz