The countdown continues to the EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women (April 30, 2011 in New York and May 7, 2011, in Los Angeles)! Our series of videos leading up to the event continues with The Actors Fund’s fearless leader, President and CEO Joe Benincasa. He took some time out of his busy schedule to share why he’ll be there.
Sign up for the 14th Annual Revlon Run/Walk as part of The Actors Fund team: click here for NYC and here for LA. This year we’re walking in memory of our beloved friend Lynn Redgrave, as well as all women in our lives that have faced cancer. Your participation directly impacts EIF funding for The Actors Fund Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative, which serves women in the entertainment community who are confronting cancer and other serious heath diagnoses. Questions about The Actors Fund Team? Please contact Amy Picar at 212.221.7300 ext. 134 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Actors Fund Special Performances are an 84-year old tradition in which, once a year, every Broadway show in New York (as well as professional touring companies) add a performance to their regular schedule as a benefit to The Fund. These evenings have become favorites for many, offering those “in the know” some of the industry’s most fulfilling theatrical experiences — all for a good cause.
These events often offer something a bit extra for audiences, as was the case after the March 27 Actors Fund Special Performance of RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Julie James, host of SirusXM Satellite Radio’s Broadway Names with Julie James, led a wonderful talk-back with the show’s cast: Ralph Castelli, Steve Landis, Joe Bithorn, Joey Curatolo and keyboardist John Korba. We were lucky enough to receive a video of the highlights, and we thought we’d share it!
Click here to see the list of — and to purchase tickets for — upcoming Actors Fund Special Performances.
Graduation is just around the corner for many colleges and universities, but our President & CEO Joe Benincasa was ahead of them all! This past January he was awarded a Doctorate in Human Letters by Centenary College, and during the ceremony he also served as Commencement Speaker. We’ve just received the video of his address, “The Art of Collaboration” (embedded below), in which he spoke about his management style and how working together continues to make The Actors Fund successful. Way to go, Joe!