Final Performance of Broadway's Chaplin Will Benefit Actors Fund
By Andrew Gans
The final performance of the new Broadway musical Chaplin on Jan. 6, 2013, will benefit the Actors Fund, according to a spokesperson for the production.
All proceeds from the 8 PM performance at the Barrymore Theatre will go to the Fund.
Chaplin features music and lyrics by Christopher Curtis and a book by three-time Tony Award winner Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Curtis. Directed by Drama Desk nominee Warren Carlyle (Finian's Rainbow; Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway), the Broadway musical officially opened Sept. 10 following previews that began Aug. 21.
Critically acclaimed Barrymore Award winner Rob McClure stars in the title role.
Special Actors Fund performances, according to the 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."
For information and to purchase tickets, visit actorsfund.org or call (212) 221-7300, ext. 133.
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.
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