VIRTUAL VARIETY SHOW “RISE UP WITH ARTS” TO BROADCAST LIVE ON MARCH 27 TO BENEFIT THE ACTORS FUND AND THEATRE SUPPORT FUND+
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
RISE UP WITH ARTS
PRESENTS THE WORLD’S FIRST VIRTUAL VARIETY SHOW
THE ACTORS FUND
AND THE U.K.’S
THEATRE SUPPORT FUND+
SUPPORTING THOSE IN NEED
IN PERFORMING ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
FEATURING APPEARANCES BY
“MOULIN ROUGE!” STARS AARON TVEIT, ROBYN HURDER,
AND RICKY ROJAS
PERFORMANCE BY BRIAN MAY & KERRY ELLIS
WITH THEIR NEW SONG
PLUS, DOMINIC “D-TRIX” SANDOVAL, DUNCAN JAMES, KEVIN CLIFTON, LISA RILEY, ROBIN WINDSOR, AND MORE
WITH DANCE PERFORMANCES FROM STARS OF “STRICTLY COME DANCING,” “SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE,” AND “DANCING WITH THE STARS”
TO BROADCAST VIRTUALLY
LIVE ON WORLD THEATRE DAY
SATURDAY, MARCH 27 2021
AT 2:30 PM EST / 7:30 PM GMT
SHOW WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
TO WATCH ON DEMAND THROUGH MARCH 28
New York, NY (March 15, 2021) – The Actors Fund, a national human services organization for everyone in performing arts and entertainment, announced today that the world’s first global variety show, Rise Up With Arts will broadcast virtually, live on World Theatre Day, Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 2:30 PM EST / 7:30 PM GMT. Founders and co-creators Anya Garnis and Pasha Kovalev created this special evening to help support the industry through dance, singing, and inspirational stories. All proceeds from the virtual show will benefit The Actors Fund and The Theatre Support Fund+. Theatre fans and their families can enjoy this one-of-a-kind virtual variety show from the comfort of their homes.
Bringing together the best of the best from every part of the industry, Rise Up With Arts will include dance performances from stars of “Strictly Come Dancing,” “So You Think You Can Dance,” and “Dancing with the Stars “as well as feature cast members from Chicago, Rock of Ages and Moulin Rouge! The Musical.
Additionally, the show is set to include appearances and performances by Lisa Riley, John Logan, Duncan James, Kevin Clifton, Don Black OBE, Brian May & Kerry Ellis, Pasha Kovalev, Sadeck Waff, Stacey Haynes, Patricia Ward Kelly, Robyn Hurder, Aaron Tveit, Dominic “D-trix” Sandoval, Ricky Rojas, Desi Valentine, Lisa-Marie Holmes, Benny Benck III, Robin Windsor, Jim Caruso, Arlene Phillips, Matt Croke, Dante Culcuy, Paula Duarte, Thomas Duern, Pearce Barron, Luka Bayer, Lukas Piquero, Idriss Kargbo, Carl Mullaney, Rebecca Selley, Anna Kumble, Anya Garnis, and more.
Tickets, priced at $26.47 (£19), are available at www.riseupwitharts.com.
Proceeds from the event will be donated to both The Theatre Support Fund+ in the U.K. and The Actors Fund in the U.S. to support artists in these difficult times.
The event will be live streamed via Zoom. Replays will be available for 48 hours if you are unable to attend the live performance.
For more information, please visit: https://www.riseupwitharts.com/.
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.
THEATRE SUPPORT FUND+
The Theatre Support Fund+ was set up in May 2020 by Chris Marcus and Damien Stanton, two friends who work within the theatre industry as a direct response to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Working alongside Acting for Others and The Fleabag Support Fund their ‘The Show Must Go On!’ Campaign is raising much needed funds for the theatre community.
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