Actors' Fund to Present a Working Benefit Concert in Chicago

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The Actors' Fund of America will present a benefit concert of Working March 5 in Chicago.

The concert, which will benefit the Actors' Fund as well as Chicago's Season of Concern, will be held at The Harris Center for Music and Dance. Show time is 7:30 PM.

Working, which was adapted by Stephen Schwartz based on the Studs Terkel book of the same name, features songs by Schwartz, Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Mary Rodgers, Susan Birkenhead, Stephen Schwartz and James Taylor. The musical, according to press notes, "paints a vivid portrait of the men and women the world often takes for granted. It is a highly original look at the American landscape that is simply impossible to forget." The original 1978 Broadway cast included Patti LuPone, Joe Mantegna and Bob Gunton.

The Actors' Fund, which was founded in 1882, is a non-profit organization that provides for the social welfare of all entertainment professionals. Some of the many programs The Actors' Fund provides include a nursing home and assisted living care facility; senior and disabled programs; mental health services; chemical dependency services; entertainment industry assistance programs; the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative; the AIDS Initiative; and supportive housing on both coasts.

The Harris Center is located at 205 East Randolph Drive in Chicago, IL. Tickets, priced $50-$500, are available by calling (312) 334-7777.

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Although proceeds from the upcoming Working benefit concert at New York's Zipper Theatre (Feb. 19 at 8 PM), will be donated to the Actors' Fund of America, the evening is not an Actors' Fund production.

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