FALLING IN LOVE WITH LOVE with Anna Bergman & Nat Chandler Set for Actors’ Temple, 3/21

CAROL OSTROW AND THE ACTORS’ TEMPLE BOARD OF DIRECTORS is pleased to announce their annual benefit FALLING IN LOVE WITH LOVE music directed by JOSEPH THALKIN. FALLING IN LOVE WITH LOVE, starring Anna Bergman and featuring Nat Chandler will be Monday, March 21, 2016 at 7:30 pm at The Actors’ Temple (339 West 47th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenue). Tickets vary in prices and are available at www.theactorstemple.org/events.

Fall in love again, or for the first time, at the Actors’ Temple!

Fall in Love with the Actors’ Temple while being serenaded with LOVE SONGS BY RICHARD RODGERS. Rodgers and Hammerstein were Actors’ Temple members, who wrote important songs about discrimination and hatred in America, such as South Pacific’s “You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught”, which even the Anti-Defamation League uses in their campaigns. Richard Rodgers was an American genius. It is the Actors’ Temple honor to pay tribute to his talent and courage utilizing his gorgeous music.

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein‘s music is still popular and thriving on Broadway with the 2015 Best Musical Revival of The King & I and last year we celebrated the 50th Anniversary of THE Sound of Music,” states Bergman. “Rodgers’ melodies and the poetic lyrics of his collaborators: Hammerstein, Hart, Sondheim, Charnin and Harnick are enduring, timeless and so romantic. Let’s bring back romance!”

“Our once beautiful “jewel of a shul”, is trying to keep its doors opened. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, built in 1917, it is falling into terrible disrepair,” explains Ostrow. “It is more than a building. It is our show business heritage. The stars who built this Temple paved the way for Jewish actors, dancers, comedians, directors, and producers to be taken seriously and to have careers in New York. If those old walls could talk, we would be screaming with laughter or crying our eyes out with the likes of Sophie Tucker, Edward G. Robinson, The Three Stooges, The Ritz Brothers, Marx Brothers, Milton Berle, Shelly Winters and sooooo many more.”

The production features lighting and sound design by Josh Iacovelli. Jana Llynn is the stage manager.

FALL IN LOVE WITH LOVE is on Monday, March 21, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Tickets are $50-$1000 and are now available online at www.theactorstemple.org/events or by calling 212-245-6975. Tickets $250+ include a private pre-show dinner at Da Rosina.

Meyer Harroch –  New York  Jewish Guide