Sunday, July 21, 2024

Broadway’s Biggest Annual Charity Gala Challenges Anna Wintour’s Met Ball on Same Night Next Month With Actual Talent


Game on!

Broadway’s biggest annual charity gala will take on Anna Wintour’s Met Ball on May 1st. I’m rooting for Broadway.

The Entertainment Community Fund used to be called the Actors Fund. Everyone who’s anyone shows up every year and this one will be no different. The honorees include Tyler Perry, Glorya Kaufman, Alana Mayo, and Tom Kirdahy. Tony winner Brian Stokes Mitchell is in charge, and the entertainment will be five star in the Marriott Marquis Hotel ballroom.

Meanwhile, Anna Wintour’s celebrity-suck Halloween party will be going on at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. There will be a lot of Kardashians and other low-level tabloid stars wearing get ups from outer space. Wintour has already rejected you as a possible guest even though you’ve offered to pay some ridiculous amount of money. If you’d given half of that to ECF/Actor’s Fund, you’d actually have a fun night. And you could meet actually talented people.
For tickets: please contact 212-627-1000 or reach out to

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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