West Side Story Offers Actors Fund Performance July 19

News   West Side Story Offers Actors Fund Performance July 19 The current revival of West Side Story — which was directed by its librettist, Arthur Laurents — offers a special performance to benefit the Actors Fund July 19.
West Side Story stars Josefina Scaglione and Matt Cavenaugh
West Side Story stars Josefina Scaglione and Matt Cavenaugh Photo by Joan Marcus

The 8 PM performance of the acclaimed revival at the Palace Theatre will benefit the non-profit organization.

The revival of the ground-breaking Laurents-Leonard Bernstein-Stephen Sondheim musical West Side Story officially opened at Broadway's Palace Theatre March 19.

The cast is headed by Matt Cavenaugh (A Catered Affair, Grey Gardens) as Tony, Tony winner Karen Olivo (In the Heights) as Anita, Cody Green (Movin' Out) as Riff and George Akram ("Stuck on You") as Bernardo. Twenty-one-year-old Argentinean actress Josefina Scaglione, who created the role of Amber Von Tussle in the Argentinean production of Hairspray, co-stars as Maria.

For tickets call (212) 221-7300, ext. 133, e-mail tickets@actorsfund.org or visit www.store.actorsfund.org.

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.

For more information visit www.actorsfund.org.