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Stage & Screen Auction to Benefit the Costume Industry Coalition & The Actors Fund, April 28

Stage Directions • Industry NewsTheatre Buzz • April 23, 2021

Coming up on Wednesday April 28 at 10:00 a.m. EDT is the Stage & Screen Auction hosted by The Actors Fund and Doyle Auctioneers & Appraisers. This auction, which in part benefits the Costume Industry Coalition, The Actors Fund, and other groups includes a diverse array of memorabilia from all sectors of the performing arts including original drawings, scenic and costume designs, photographs, meaningful wardrobe, and one-of-a-kind memorabilia. Collectors and fans around the world are invited to participate digitally in this landmark live auction event.

The Costume Industry Coalition
In response to the entertainment industry shut down, the Costume Industry Coalition (CIC) launched to advocate for the survival of New York City’s custom costume industry.  CIC Members include 56 small, unique, independent businesses and artisans that create, supply and care for costumes for the entertainment industry. 100% of the hammer price of lots 148-164 goes entirely to the Costume Industry Coalition.

Among the highlights from this group are:

A pair of stage worn boots from Hamilton signed by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Hugh Jackman’s Tuxedo costume from The Boy from Oz
Tickets to The Lion King and Aladdin once the shows reopen on Broadway
A copy of Alec Baldwin’s memoir Nevertheless inscribed to the auction winner
Jane Krakowski’s custom John Kristiansen caftan worn on Live! With Kelly and Ryan

Since timelines for the full reopening of entertainment venues remain unclear, CIC Members continue to work to ensure their artisans will have an artistic home to which to return once the pandemic is completely over.

The Actors Fund
The Actors Fund has partnered with Christine Baranski to present an exciting group of celebrity memorabilia to be offered as a special section of the auction. While a portion of proceeds from every item in the auction will benefit The Actors Fund, 100% of the hammer price of lots 64-147 goes entirely to The Actors Fund.

Among the highlights from this group are:

A Wolverine jacket from Hugh Jackman’s closet
Monkey music box from The Phantom of the Opera
Boots, jeans and t-shirt from Bruce Springsteen
Banjo signed by Steve Martin
Bob Mackie dresses from Carol Burnett
A dress from Dolly Parton
Downton Abbey Film Screenplay signed by the Director, Producer & Cast
And Much More!

Founded in 1882, The Actors Fund is a national 501(c)(3) charitable organization for performers and behind-the-scenes workers in the entertainment community with a unique understanding of the challenges involved in a life in the arts. Services include emergency financial assistance, affordable housing, health care and insurance counseling, senior care, secondary career development and more.

Further information from Doyle on the Stage & Screen Auction:

Further information from the Costume Industry Coalition:

Further information from The Actors Fund:

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