NEW YORK – Gleeks and Difficult People rejoice! Julie Klausner (Difficult People) and Matthew Morrison (Finding Neverland) have been added to the star-studded Actors Fund Benefit, Proud Of Us And Other Short Plays, happening in Manhattan on Monday, November 14th. This breaking news comes just a day after Klausner’s hit television show, Difficult People, was renewed for Season 3 by Hulu.
The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment. According to their website, the one-night-only benefit event, Proud Of Us And Other Short Plays, will be presented as an evening of readings of seven new short plays by actor and playwright Wesley Taylor. The event will take place at the The New World Stages, where Avenue Q plays, located at 340 W 50th St, New York, NY 10019.
Tony Award-winner Billy Porter will direct, Leslie Kritzer will host and Summer Strallen will read the stage directions. The cast includes: Skylar Astin, Carolee Carmello, Jack Griffo, Noah Hinsdale, Kevin McHale, Terrence Mann, Maulik Pancholy, Bryce Pinkham, Alexandra Socha, Will Swenson, Raven-Symoné, Mary Testa, Michael Urie, and Samantha Ware.
Premium Orchestra + Reception: $500.00 (call to purchase)
Premium Orchestra: $250.00
Orchestra 1: $150.00
Orchestra 2: $75.00