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The Arthur Miller Foundation is throwing a star-studded Broadway benefit performance in honor of the 100th birthday of legendary playwright Arthur Miller. The one-night-only celebration will feature notable talent from film, television and Broadway and raise funds for the Foundation’s theatre and film education programs.
Performers include Alec Baldwin, Ellen Barking, Laurence Fishburne, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Tony Kushner and Sam Shepard, among others; in addition, Tony award-winning director Gregory Mosher will be featured. Sections from Miller’s autobiography and unpublished works will be read, as well as scenes from his classic plays "Death of a Salesman," "The Crucible," "All My Sons" and more. The event is produced by Cindy Tolan and Damon Cardasis, with support from Foundation Board co-chairs Sandi Farkas and Rebecca Miller.
"We at the Arthur Miller Foundation believe that arts education should be a right, not a privilege," said Rebecca Miller. "Please join with us as we build sustainable and scalable programs which put the arts back into the curriculum of our public schools."
The Arthur Miller Foundation for Theatre and Film Education is committed to promoting access and equity to theatre and film education in public schools. In partnership with the Office of Arts and Special Project’s at the New York City Department of Education, the education program provides mentorship, training and support for new theatre teachers. Over 5,000 students will be affected in its inaugural year.
The event will take place in New York City on January 25 on the set of "A View From The Bridge," the Miller adaptation now playing at the Lyceum Theatre.
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