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New York, NY (October 7, 2020)–The Actors Fund, the national human services organization for everyone in performing arts and entertainment, and the Lymphoma Research Foundation are proud to announce a one-night-only Halloween benefit concert presentation of The Nightmare Before Christmas, Disney’s classic animated film, as interpreted by some of Broadway’s most ghoulishly talented artists. The evening will be presented by Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart, in cooperation with Tim Burton, Danny Elfman and Disney Music Group. The terrifyingly tantalizing one-night-only event will be available to stream on The Actors Fund Vimeo Channel. on Saturday, October 31 at 7 pm ET. For details and to purchase tickets ($4.99), visit http://actorsfund.org/TNBC.

James Monroe Iglehart, who dazzled audiences as the Genie in his Tony Award-winning performance in Disney Theatricals’s Aladdin, and his Broadway friends, using only items and clothing found around their house combined with their imaginations, will bring this delightful evening of music, storytelling and Halloween fun to life for one-night-only. 

Matthew Patrick Davis as Jack the Pumpkin King in the Broadway musical version of Nightmare Before Christmas. To be honest, we have no idea what this Vimeo benefit concert will actually look like; it’s likely to be more of a concert setting than a theatrical production, but this picture at least sets the tone for the article. – ed.

The cast includes: Rafael Casal (Blindspotting, Bad Education), Adrienne Warren (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, Shuffle Along, Bring It On: The Musical), James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin, Hamilton, Memphis), Danny Burstein (Moulin Rouge!, My Fair Lady, Fiddler on the Roof), Nik Walker (Ain’t Too Proud, Hamilton, Motown The Musical), Lesli Margherita (Dames at Sea, Matilda, EmojiLand), Rob McClure (Chaplin, Mrs. Doubtfire, Beetlejuice) and more.

“We are extremely grateful to Tim Burton, Danny Elfman and the Disney Music Group for allowing us the opportunity to bring our concert interpretation of The Nightmare Before Christmas to everyone this Halloween,” said James Monroe Iglehart.

With door-to-door tricks and treats on hold, all are invited to indulge in this holiday classic. To purchase tickets to stream ($4.99), visit actorsfund.org/NBC.

Corporate sponsorships and group tickets are available by contacting William White at wwhite@lymphoma.org or Douglas Ramirez dramirez@actorsfund.org

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. Visit actorsfund.org.

The Lymphoma Research Foundation. Lymphoma is the most common blood cancer in adults and the third most common cancer overall in children.  Approximately every five minutes someone is diagnosed with a form of lymphoma or chronic lymphocytic leukemia. The Lymphoma Research Foundation fills key innovation gaps to change the future for everyone whose life has been affected by a lymphoma diagnosis.  LRF impacts the broad continuum of innovation by convening scientific experts from around the world to share research findings and collaborate; bringing scientific experts directly to patients to empower them with knowledge; and supporting the next generation of scientists, enabling them to dedicate their careers to the study of lymphoma. Visit lymphoma.org

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