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Stokes In Concert – To Support The Fund & Lincoln Center!

October 18, 2012 Comments off

Stokes during his 2007 Carnegie Hall benefit for The Fund. Photo by Anita & Steve Shevett.

On October 31, Brian Stokes Mitchell (our fabulously talented, Tony Award-winning Chairman of the Board) takes the Alice Tully Hall stage for a gala evening to benefit The Actors Fund and Lincoln Center. Stokes will host this very special evening, which features cocktails and dinner, as well as his performance of songs from his brand-new album of classics, Simply Broadway, which will have just hit the shelves the day before (it’s currently available for preorder on iTunes and CDBaby). Check out the video below, in which Stokes shares a little more about the recording.

This performance kicks off Stokes’ five-city charitable concert tour, for which he has selected five non-profit venues across the country where he’ll perform in concert, and at least 50% of the proceeds will be shared between The Actors Fund and each theatre. Each show is designed to promote cooperation and giving, and emphasizes the importance of the arts in the lives of people everywhere. Stokes intends for this series to encourage people in all occupations and professions to partner in this manner to help sustain the national philanthropic spirit.

A longtime champion of promoting a better community through the arts, Stokes received  the 2012 Outstanding Contributions to the Arts Award from Americans for the Arts on October 15. Congrats, Stokes!

Tickets for the October 31 Lincoln Center are $250 for the cocktail hour plus performance, and $125 for the performance only (just use code AF50). For tickets and more information, please visit the Alice Tully Hall Box Office at Broadway at 65th Street, call CenterCharge at 212.721.6500 or visit lincolncenter.orgDates and locations for the remainder of Stokes’ benefit tour will be announced shortly! To stay up-to-date on all things Stokes, follow him on Twitter, and like him on Facebook!

Bebe Neuwirth’s Medal of Honor Acceptance Speech

June 30, 2011 Comments off

Bebe NeuwirthOne of our three honorees at the 2011 Actors Fund Gala on May 24 was the always amazing and incredibly dedicated Bebe Neuwirth. Vice President of The Fund, she was awarded the Medal of Honor for founding The Dancers’ Resource, created in response to the unique situation dancers face due to the physically demanding nature of their work, coupled with the significant financial challenges of earning a living in dance.

We thought we’d share her incredibly moving acceptance speech (footage of which also includes the touching introduction by her good friend Ann Reinking). And if you’d like to hear two stories of how The Dancers’ Resource has made a difference, click here to view the equally emotional testimonials given at the Gala by Marimba Gold-Watts and Jesse Factor.

For more information on The Dancers’ Resource, visit The Actors Fund’s website.

Bebe Neuwirth photo by Lyn Hughes.