Thursday, November 17, 2011

Press release for Actors Temple Benefit.


BROADWAY & CABARET COMMUNITY SALUTE THE ACTORS
TEMPLE IN SECOND ANNUAL FUNDRAISER!!!


The Best of Broadway & Cabaret will come out in support of the Actors Temple, (est. 1917) on Sunday, November 20, 2011 at 7 PM. This theater district historic landmark (339 West 47th Street) has fallen on hard times in recent years & is in dire need of help. According to event producer, Randie Levine-Miller, "Part of the sanctuary ceiling fell down just after Yom Kippur. Thank God, no one was hurt. I said to our wonderful Rabbi, Jill Hausman that we should once again get the theatrical community to come out & do what they did for the temple last year -- so this has just become our second annual benefit!"

Performers generously donating their time & talent include: Brent Barrett, Anna Bergman, Jim Brochu, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, John DeMarco, Jackie Hoffman, Lisa Lampanelli, Sue Mathys, Sidney Myer, Jill O'Hara, Brad Oscar, Lee Roy Reams, Steve Schalchin & Rena Strober. Michael Lavine will musical direct. Producer Levine-Miller will also host the event.

Tickets which are totally tax deductible are $125 for the concert only; $250 which includes a VIP/Cast After-Party at Tony's di Napoli Restaurant; $500 which includes the VIP After-Party as well as brunch at the NY Friars Club; $1,000 Benefactor ticket includes VIP/After Party, Brunch at the Friars Club plus a Leaf on the Actors Temple Tree of Life. Carol Ostrow, theater producer & group sales executive is underwriting the VIP/Cast party.

For ticket information, contact: accentonbcast@aol.com or call 212-362-3616 or send check to The Actors' Temple, PO Box 2620, New York, NY 10108 -- Credit Cards also accepted. Tickets held at the door.
Legendary members of the congregation included: Jack Benny, Milton Berle, Red Buttons, Eddie Cantor, Sophie Tucker, George Jessel, Al Jolson, Sandy Koufax, Jack E. Leonard, Joe E. Lewis, Tony Martin, the Ritz Brothers, Edward G. Robinson, William B. Williams, Shelly Winters, Henny Youngman, amongst many others.
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