By Tim Saunders on
Debra Messing will appear in a one-night-only theater experience designed to aid in the fight against gender inequality.
LOVE is a benefit performance of short plays on the theme of love by some of the hottest female writers and performed by celebrated actors followed by a gala with open bar, hors d’oeuvres, dancing and gift bags.
Joining Messing on stage will be Entourage’s Emmanuelle Chiriqui and Perrey Reeves, as well as Gretchen Mol, Lauren Ambrose, Chris Messina and many more.
Proceeds from the show will go to WET, an organization created in 1999 to develop, produce and promote innovative, non-niched, female-generated work in theater, film, television and education. Founders Sasha Eden and Victoria Pettibone recognized that women in the United States are under-represented and often misrepresented in the entertainment industry, with only 17% of theater experiences written by women, only 16% of theater productions are directed by women, and only 15% of all directors, executive producers, producers, writers, cinematographers, and editors working in the US film industry are women. The pair set up the organization to fight gender inequality.
The LOVE performance will take place on February 9 at the Angel Orensanz Foundation, 172 Norfolk Street, New York. More information and tickets are available here.
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