Please note: The 5th Floor space will be unavailable for use all day April 4th and April 5th – these days will be for the installation of new carpet.
Also note: We are expecting delivery of some furniture items on April 12th and April 13th during the daytime. Rather than block out the rooms all day, we are keeping them open for rehearsal. However, please be patient should the delivery of items briefly interrupt your rehearsal. The end result will be a much more comfortable, appealing and functional space for all of us!
The Actors’ Fund of America held a ribbon cutting ceremony today for their new Samuel J. Friedman Health Center. The center is now located at 729 Seventh Avenue on the 12th floor, offering a much larger space to better serve the entertainment community, and will be operated in partnership with the Mount Sinai Doctors. The doors officially open on March 6th, and the expanded space boasts state of the art facilities.
The Lambs and the Fund have held a close relationship from the very beginning. Among the founding members of the Fund (1882) was Shepherd J. Lester Wallack; The Fund’s first VP was Lamb A.P. Palmer, and Secretary was Lamb Daniel Frohman. Of the Fund’s 12 Chairman, eight were Lambs: Lester Wallack, Albert Palmer, Louis Aldrich, Daniel Frohman, Walter Vincent, Vinton Freedley, Louis A. Lotito and Tom Dillon. The current President & CEO, Joe Benincasa is a Lamb, and past Lambs who were Fund Trustees include AJ Pocock, Mike Mearian, Ed Herlihy and Fran Gaar. Read more on the Fund by clicking here.