By Andrew Gans
03 Jun 2013
|Photo by Joan Marcus|
The June 16 at 8 PM performance of the Tony-winning Book of Mormon at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, the July 16 at 2 PM performance of Disney's Newsies at the Nederlander Theatre, the July 28 at 8 PM performance of the hit-filled Motown: the Musical at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, and the Aug. 11 at 3 PM performance of the international hit The Lion King at the Minskoff Theatre will all benefit the charitable organization.
Actors Fund Special Performances, according to the Fund, "have been thrilling audiences for more than 80 years with an electric energy unlike any other night of theatre! What makes a Special Performance so 'special'? Each year, Broadway companies, in New York and on the road, generously give their time and talent by adding a performance to already rigorous schedules to benefit The Actors Fund."
Eugene O'Neill Theatre is located at 230 West 49th Street; Nederlander Theatre is located at 208 West 41st Street; Lunt-Fontanne Theatre is located at 205 West 46th Street; and the Minskoff Theatre is located at 200 West 45th Street.
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 12,800 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 130 years—been a safety net for those in need, crisis or transition.