Jackman, McDonald, Mitchell, Rivera, White to Appear in Loesser Tribute

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A starry list of performers will take part in the The Actors Fund's upcoming benefit concert, Chance and Chemistry: A Centennial Celebration of Frank Loesser.
Hugh Jackman
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South Pacific's Christopher Gattelli will direct and choreograph the evening, which will be held Oct. 26 at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre. Annette Bening, Kevin McCollum and Jonathan Tisch will host the one-night-only event, which will boast performances by Liz Callaway, Debbie Gravitte, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Chita Rivera, John Stamos and Lillias White. Tony winner Hugh Jackman will also be part of the evening, although he will not sing, according to an Actors Fund spokesperson. Additional casting will be announced shortly.

The evening will feature musical direction by Brad Haak and will be co-chaired by Jo Sullivan Loesser and Sir Paul McCartney.

Frank Loesser supplied both music and lyrics for Guys & Dolls, Where's Charley?, The Most Happy Fella and How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying.

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.

For more information and sponsorship opportunities, call The Actors Fund at (212) 221-7300, ext. 133.

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