Wicked Offers Special Performance to Benefit the Actors Fund May 6

News   Wicked Offers Special Performance to Benefit the Actors Fund May 6 The Broadway company of Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman's Wicked offer a special performance to benefit The Actors Fund May 6.

Jackie Burns
Jackie Burns Photo by Joan Marcus

The benefit performance of Wicked begins at 8 PM at The Gershwin Theatre, 222 West 51st Street. Tickets range from $76.25-$156.25.

Special performances, according to the Actors Fund, "are among the most thrilling theatrical experiences, and the hottest tickets in town. Broadway companies generously give their time and talent by adding these special shows to their already rigorous schedules, and perform for audiences full of their peers from the entertainment community."

Adapted from the novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked delves into the back story of the iconic characters from Oz. The hit musical has a score by Schwartz, a book by  Holzman, direction by Joe Mantello and musical staging by Wayne Cilento.

The Broadway company is currently headed by Chandra Lee Schwartz as Glinda and Jackie Burns as Elphaba.

The production also features scenic design by Eugene Lee, costume design by Susan Hilferty, lighting design by Kenneth Posner, sound design by Tony Meola, projections by Elaine J. McCarthy, wig and hair design by Tom Watson, music supervision and arrangements by Stephen Oremus, orchestrations by William David Brohn and dance arrangements by James Lynn Abbott. Wicked won Tony Awards for Costume Design, Scenic Design and Best Actress in a Musical (Idina Menzel). It was nominated as Best Musical.

To purchase tickets, call (212) 221-7300, ext. 133 or email tickets@actorsfund.org or visit www.actorsfund.org.

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The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that helps everyone – performers and those behind the scenes – who works in performing arts and entertainment, helping more than 12,000 people directly each year, and hundreds of thousands online. Serving professionals in film, theatre, television, music, opera, radio and dance, The Fund’s programs include social services and emergency assistance, health care and insurance, housing, and employment and training services. With offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Actors Fund has – for nearly 130 years – been a safety net for those in need, crisis or transition.

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