Directed by David Galligan with musical direction by John McDaniel, the Nov. 11 benefit will be held at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex in Los Angeles. Those scheduled to lend their talents to the 8 PM concert include Jason Alexander, Obba Babatunde, Patrick Cassidy, Carol Channing, Carole Cook, Tyne Daly, Nancy Dussault, Nanette Fabray, Peter Gallagher, Ilene Graff, Randy Graff, Sam Harris, Steve Kirwan, Dale Kristien, Vicki Lewis, Rod McKuen, Karen Morrow, Robert Morse, Michael Nouri, Stefanie Powers, Cathy Rigby, Alice Ripley, Andrew Samansky, Sally Struthers, Bruce Vilanch, Lillias White, Jane Withers and Jo Anne Worley.
Jule Styne's Broadway composing credits include High Button Shoes, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Funny Girl, Bells Are Ringing, Peter Pan and Gypsy. Among his catalog of tunes are such ditties as "Time After Time," "All I Need Is the Girl," "Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to Dry," "It's Magic," "People," "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend," "Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!," "Never Never Land," "Small World," "Everything's Coming Up Roses" and "Just in Time."
The Actors' Fund, which was founded in 1882, is a non-profit organization that provides for the social welfare of all entertainment professionals. Some of the many programs The Actors' Fund provides include a nursing home and assisted living care facility; senior and disabled programs; mental health services; chemical dependency services; entertainment industry assistance programs; the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative; the AIDS Initiative; and supportive housing on both coasts. Visit www.actorsfund.org for more information.
Tickets, priced $40-$250, are available by calling (323) 933-9266, ext. 35. The Luckman Fine Arts Complex is located at 5151 State University Drive in Los Angeles, CA.
* The Actors' Fund Winter Concert was previously known as the annual "S.T.A.G.E. too" event.