Bobby Cannavale, Mario Cantone, Lauren Flanigan, Bruce Vilanch Set forÂ Nothing Like a Dame
March 9, 2012Â
The Actors Fund just announced the first round of talent participating in the 17th edition of Nothing Like a Dame, a benefit for theÂ Phyllis NewmanÂ Womenâ€™s Health Initiative (PNWHI). This highly anticipated event will take place Monday, March 26th at 7:30 at TheÂ Gerald LynchTheatre, 524 West 59th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues, New York, NY 10019.
Nothing Like a Dame: Their Favorite Things Through engaging stories and songs, favorite performers from stage and screen will take the audience on a tour of their favorite shows, songs and performances.Â Phyllis NewmanÂ states, â€œEverything from Reality TV to Opera to Broadway â€“ this evening is a true variety showâ€.
In addition to the already announced cast that includesÂ Polly Bergen(Follies 2001),Â Bobby CannavaleÂ (The Motherfucker with the Hat),Â Mario CantoneÂ (Laugh Whore),Â Jackie HoffmanÂ (The Addams Family, Xanadu),Â Hunter Ryan HerdlickaÂ (A Little Night Music) andÂ Alexandra Silber(Master Class), Dame is proud to announce the newest members of the company including AndrÃ©a Burns (In the Heights), CountessÂ Luann de Lesseps (Real Housewives of NY), Opera sensationsÂ Lauren FlaniganÂ and Talise Trevigne, Folk musician David Lutkin and comicÂ Bruce Vilanch.
Tickets for the Nothing Like a Dame: Their Favorite Things are $100, $150 and $250. There will be an exclusive post-show VIP reception with the cast at Johnâ€™s Pizza included with the purchase of a $250 ticket. Special sponsorship packages are also available. Tickets can be purchased at:Â www.actorsfund.orgÂ or by phone at (212) 221-7300 x133 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
TheÂ Phyllis NewmanÂ Womenâ€™s Health Initiative (PNWHI) was created to address the myriad of concerns women face when dealing with a serious medical condition. When women come to The Fund after a serious medical diagnosis they are often overwhelmed with concerns about their ability to work, family issues, managing basic bills as well as medical bills, and coping both physically and mentally with a challenging medical situation. The PNWHI Social Workers help women negotiate the steps that follow a serious medical diagnosis. Through intensive case management, access to individual counseling, support groups, educational seminars, linkage to community supports and short-term financial assistance, the social workers help women receive the nurturing support that they need.
The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that helps everyone â€“ performers and those behind the scenes â€“ who works in performing arts and entertainment, helping more than 12,000 people directly each year, and hundreds of thousands online. Serving professionals in film, theatre, television, music, opera, radio and dance, The Fundâ€™s programs include social services and emergency assistance, health care and insurance, housing, and employment and training services. With offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Actors Fund has â€“ for nearly 130 years â€“ been a safety net for those in need, crisis or transition. VisitÂ www.actorsfund.org.