The 8 PM performance of the Eric Rockwell-Joanne Bogart musical at Dodger Stages Stage 5 will benefit the non-profit organization. Tickets, priced $59.50, are available by calling (212) 221-7300, ext. 133. For more information visit www.actorsfund.org.
The Music of Musicals — The Musical!, the longest-running show in the York Theatre Company's 35-year history, reopened at Dodger Stages, Stage Five, in February. Featuring music by Eric Rockwell, lyrics by Joanne Bogart and a book by Rockwell and Bogart, The Musical of Musicals is a satire of various musical theatre genres. One story is played five times, each in the style of a different musical theatre composer or team, including Rodgers and Hammerstein and Stephen Sondheim. Producers are the York Theatre Company, Melanie Herman, W. David McCoy and James Morgan.
Directed and choreographed by Pamela Hunt, the show's original cast has returned for the Dodgers run, including Craig Fols, Lovette George and authors Rockwell and Bogart. The design team comprises Mary Jo Dondlinger (lighting), John Carver Sullivan (costumes) and Morgan (set design).
Dodger Stages is located at 340 West 50th Street. For more information visit www.musicalofmusicals.com.
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.