By: J.J. El-Far
The Broadway company of “Driving Miss Daisy” has announced that their Special Benefit Performance for The Actors Fund will be dedicated to the memory of Vanessa Redgrave’s siblings, Lynn and Corin Redgrave. The benefit performance is scheduled for Monday, February 7 at 8pm. All proceeds will go to The Actors Fund.
“With extraordinary careers spanning decades in film, television and theater, the Redgrave family has left an indelible mark on the entertainment landscape. Both Lynn and Corin were staunch and gracious supporters of The Actors Fund as well as advocates for everyone dedicated to performing arts and entertainment. We are honored the company of ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ will join us in expressing our heartfelt appreciation for their steadfast and unwavering support of The Actors Fund” said Jed Bernstein, the show’s producer and Actors Fund Trustee.
Lynn Redgrave served on the Board of Trustees of The Actors Fund since 1992 and as a Vice Chair since 2006. She regularly served as team captain of The Actors Fund’s EIF Revlon Run/Walk team to raise awareness about women’s cancers, and was instrumental in developing “In the Spotlight,” The Actor Fund’s major gifts program. Her brother Corin regularly donated his time and talents performing to raise funds for the entertainment charity.
“Driving Miss Daisy” stars James Earl Jones, Vanessa Redgrave and Boyd Gaines. The performance will be at the Golden Theatre, 252 West 45th Street in New York City. Premium seating is available for $226.50 and regular seats from $66.50 to $126.50.
To purchase tickets, visit https://www.store.actorsfund.org, call 212.221.7300 ext. 133, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets can also be purchased atwww.telecharge.com or through the Golden Theatre box office.
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