Candice Bergen, Kerry Butler and Chad Kimball Join Living for Today Benefit at Joe's Pub

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11 Oct 2012

Tony Award nominees Kerry Butler, Chad Kimball and Emmy Award winner Candice Bergen have joined the Oct. 28 Living for Today benefit, Back to the Drawing Board, at Joe's Pub.



Butler (Catch Me If You Can), Kimball (Memphis) and Bergen ("Murphy Brown," The Best Man) are part of a line up that also features Tony winner Alice Ripley (Next to Normal, Side Show), Julia Murney (Wicked, The Wild Party), Tony Yazbeck ("Smash," Chicago, Gypsy), Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Avenue Q), Tituss Burgess ("30 Rock," Jersey Boys), Janet Dacal (In the Heights, Wonderland), Hannah Elless (Godspell), Autumn Hurlbert (Legally Blonde, Little Women) and Emily Padgett (Rock of Ages, Grease).

David Alpert (Best Man, Guys & Dolls, The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide...) conceived and directs the 9:30 PM concert that will feature a live band. Back to the Drawing Board promises a line-up of Broadway actors performing favorite songs from animated films. The concert coincides with the 10th annual International Animation Day on Oct. 28.

Living for Today was created in honor of the late Gilana Shira Alpert by her brother, David Alpert. The Gilana Shira Alpert Fund was established in 2007 following the loss of Alpert at the age of 26. The fund, which has raised over $22,000, supports organizations Gilana was passionate about, including  equality advocacy, sex education, theatre studies and Holocaust awareness.

Tickets are priced $20 and $75 (VIP with premium seating, post-show reception and gift bag). There is a $12 food and drink minimum; reservations are encouraged. Visit JoesPub. Joe's Pub is located within the Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street.

Visit Gilanasfund.com.