Fame Benefit Concert Will Feature Debbie Allen and Other Stars of Hit TV Series | Playbill

Benefits and Galas Fame Benefit Concert Will Feature Debbie Allen and Other Stars of Hit TV Series The evening at The Troubadour in West Hollywood will benefit The Actors Fund.
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Cast members from the hit 1980s musical TV series Fame will reunite for a 35th anniversary concert July 13 at The Troubadour in West Hollywood, California.

The 8 PM concert, which will benefit The Actors Fund, marks the first U.S. concert by the cast since 1985.

Featuring original songs from the series, the celebration will reunite original Fame stars Debbie Allen (Golden Globe Award winner for her role as Lydia Grant and recipient of two Emmy Awards for her choreography on the show), Jesse Borrego (Jesse Valesquez), Cynthia Gibb (Holly Laird), Erica Gimpel (Coco Hernandez), Billy Hufsey (Christopher Donlon), Carlo Imperato (Danny Amatullo), Valerie Landsburg (Doris Schwartz), and P.R. Paul (Montgomery MacNeil). The musical director is Yaron Spiwak.

Based on the 1980 film of the same name about the lives of students at New York City's High School for the Performing Arts, Fame premiered on NBC January 7, 1982, and won two consecutive Golden Globe Awards for Best Television Series–Comedy or Musical in 1983 and 1984. The popularity of the show led to several hit records and sold-out concerts from the U.K. to Israel, as well as a musical that toured the country and played Off-Broadway.

The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that helps everyone—performers and those behind the scenes—who works in performing arts and entertainment.

Tickets are now on sale at ActorsFund.org/Fame.


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