Broadway's Wicked Will Offer Special Actors Fund Performance in July

By Andrew Gans
20 May 2014

The long-running, international hit musical Wicked will offer a special performance to benefit The Actors Fund in July.



The July 18 at 2 PM performance at the Gershwin Theatre will benefit the charitable organization.

The Broadway company currently features Christine Dwyer as Elphaba, Jenni Barber as Glinda, Justin Guarini as Fiyero, two-time Tony nominee Mary Testa as Madame Morrible, P.J. Benjamin as The Wizard, Catherine Charlebois as Nessarose, K. Todd Freeman as Dr. Dillamond and Michael Wartella as Boq.

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

The Gershwin Theatre is located at 222 W. 51st St. For tickets click here.

Actors Fund Special Performances, according to press notes, are "among the most thrilling theatrical experiences and the hottest tickets in town. Broadway and Off-Broadway companies generously give their time and talent to raise funds to help those in need in the creative community by adding these special shows to their already rigorous schedules, and perform for audiences full of their peers from the entertainment community."

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 17,000 people directly each year, and hundreds of thousands online. Visit www.actorsfund.org.