Broadway’s Best Shows’ SPOTLIGHT ON PLAYS to benefit THE ACTORS FUND, with John Malkovich, Patti LuPone, Bryan Cranston, Sally Field & more

 Broadway’s Best Shows, a new home for entertaining, engaging content, long form features and exclusive access to Broadway’s Best, will launch the weekly one-night-only “Spotlight On Plays” series beginning Thursday, May 7, 2020 to benefit The Actors Fund. The new series will launch with David Mamet’s NOVEMBER starring John Malkovich, Patti LuPone, Dylan Baker, Ethan Phillips and Michael Nichols on Thursday, May 7, the eve of President Harry Truman’s birthday, followed by Joshua Harmon’s acclaimed play SIGNIFICANT OTHER, reuniting the original Broadway cast, on Thursday, May 14, and A.R. Gurney’s LOVE LETTERS starring Bryan Cranston and Sally Field on Thursday, May 21.

The one-night-only events will be livestreamed each Thursday at 8PM EST/5PM PST on The Actors Fund YouTube channel and Broadway’s Best Shows YouTube and Facebook channels. These can’t miss productions will only be available at the designated streaming time and are free to access. Donations to The Actors Fund are encouraged. Additional productions will be announced shortly.

THURSDAY, MAY 7 AT 8PM EST/5PM PST

NOVEMBER 

Starring John Malkovich, Patti LuPone, Dylan Baker, Ethan Phillips and Michael Nichols

Written and Directed by David Mamet

Set a few days before the election, NOVEMBER follows the misadventures of a day in the life of U.S. president Charles Smith..

Executive Produced by Jeffrey Richards, NOVEMBER is produced by Broadway’s Best Shows, Jim Glaub and Jacob Soroken Porter.

THURSDAY, MAY 14 AT 8PM EST/5PM PST

SIGNIFICANT OTHER 

Starring Gideon Glick, John Behlman, Sas Goldberg, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Lindsay Mendez, Luke Smith and Barbara Barrie

Directed by Trip Cullman

Written by Joshua Harmon

All of Jordan Berman’s best friends are setting a date…and he can’t even get one. Now when he needs brunch plans, emergency dating advice, or just someone to commiserate and eat carbs with, he has to compete for attention with their new significant others. Of course he’s so happy for them, but Jordan is struggling to keep up with how fast everyone else is changing.

Executive Produced by Jeffrey Richards and Rebecca GoldSIGNIFICANT OTHER is produced by Broadway’s Best Shows, Jim Glaub and Jacob Soroken Porter.

SIGNIFICANT OTHER was originally produced Off-Broadway by Roundabout Theatre Company at the Laura Pels Theatre.

THURSDAY, MAY 21 AT 8PM EST/5PM PST

LOVE LETTERS 

Starring Bryan Cranston and Sally Field

Directed by Jerry Zaks

Written by A.R. Gurney

LOVE LETTERS is a funny and emotional portrait about the powerful connection of love. Andrew Makepeace Ladd III wrote his first letter to Melissa Gardner to tell her she looked like a lost princess. They were both seven years old. For the next fifty years, through personal triumphs and despair, through wars and marriages and children and careers, they poured out the secrets of their hearts to each other.

Executive Produced by Jeffrey RichardsLOVE LETTERS is produced by Broadway’s Best Shows, Jim Glaub and Jacob Soroken Porter.

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ABOUT THE ACTORS FUND

The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that fosters stability and resiliency and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan. Through offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Fund serves everyone in film, theater, television, music, opera, radio and dance with programs including social services and emergency financial assistance, health care and insurance counseling, housing, and secondary employment and training services. Visit www.actorsfund.org.

THE ACTORS FUND COVID-19 EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE

Since March 18th, 2020, The Actors Fund has provided more than $8.2 million in emergency financial assistance to 6,939 people who work in performing arts and entertainment. With shutdowns on Broadway and in film and television, theater, concerts, dance, music and many other areas of entertainment, the need is great and growing. This emergency financial assistance is helping our most vulnerable and those in financial crisis with assistance for basic living expenses such as essential medications, to help prevent evictions, and to pay for food or utilities.

As the situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, The Actors Fund has transitioned to online and phone-based services, which remain available for everyone in the performing arts and entertainment community. These services include: Artists Health Insurance Resource Center, The Career Center, Housing Resources, Addiction & Recovery, HIV/AIDS and Senior Services, Counseling and Emergency Financial Assistance, as well as The Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. To make a tax-deductible donation to The Actors Fund, visit http://www.actorsfund.org/Donate.