Backstage spoke with the Actors Fund President and CEO Joseph Benincasa—recently named as one of three recipients for a Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre award—about what the Fund can do for actors and show-biz people, and the legacy he hopes to carry on.
The Actors Fund
A new program provides actors and other entertainment industry professionals health care at affordable rates.
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS announced Nov. 2 that it is contributing a portion of its fall fundraising efforts to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
SAG-AFTRA members in good standing impacted by the storm will be eligible for cash relief grants from the $200,000 fund.
Tony winner Brian Stokes Mitchell, chairman of the board of the Actors Fund, champions the organization’s cause to help entertainment professionals make their living in the arts.