MPTF (Motion Picture & Television Fund) announced today that George Clooney will host “Hollywood’s Night Under The Stars,” an evening of musical performances and special presentations celebrating their 95th year of helping those who entertain us.
Matt Bomer, Yvette Nicole Brown, Michael Douglas, Derek Hough, Hugh Jackman, Norm Lewis, Jane Lynch, Johnny Mathis, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Anika Noni Rose, and Catherine Zeta Jones are also set to appear at the event, which will take place on Saturday, October 1 at the MPTF Wasserman Campus in Woodland Hills, CA. It is presented by AARP Foundation, American Express, Delta Air Lines, and Target, with in-kind support from Heineken, Monsieur Marcel, Red Truck, and Sprinkles.
An American Express Card Member presale begins at 12 Noon PST / 3:00pm EST at www.mptf.com/95, and will go on sale to the general public at 12 Noon PST / 3:00pm EST on Thursday, September 1. All proceeds to benefit MPTF.
“We are thrilled that our show director Richard Jay-Alexander, who just co-directed the incredible multi-city Barbra Streisand concert tour this month, is putting together a dynamic celebration of 95 years of entertainment and the people who made the magic happen,” said Ken Scherer, CEO of the MPTF Foundation. And, he added, “there are a few surprises that you will have to be there to enjoy.”
The event will be chaired by Ann & Jim Gianopulos and directed by Richard Jay-Alexander. Jay Landers will produce, and Emmy-winner William Ross will serve as musical director, conducting a 17-piece orchestra.