Sing Happy: S.T.A.G.E. Benefit Salutes Kander and Ebb With All Star Concert Oct. 25

News   Sing Happy: S.T.A.G.E. Benefit Salutes Kander and Ebb With All Star Concert Oct. 25
 
Academy Award-nominated director Rob Marshall will serve as Honorary Chairman for the upcoming S.T.A.G.E. Too event, Sing Happy: The Words & Music of John Kander and Fred Ebb.

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. The evening will include soon-to-be-announced stars of stage, screen and television and will benefit The Actors' Fund of America. David Galligan will direct the 8 PM concert, which will feature musical direction by Ben Lanzarone. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron — executive producers of Miramax's Oscar-winning "Chicago" — will 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 fall.

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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