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Beau Bridges At Theatre Communications Group 50th Anniversary Gala

Originally Posted: May 03, 2012

Lee Fryd

Actor of stage and screen Beau Bridges, now starring in “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” on Broadway. (Photo: Lee Fryd)

Teresa Eyring, Ralph Bryan, and Heather Randall. (Photo: Jonathan Ziegler/PatrickMcMullan.com)

New York City - Getting a Tea Party elected legislator to vote in favor of arts funding? Heather Randall had those bragging rights, as one of the Theatre Communications Group delegates lobbying for NEA support. She told Hamptons.com about it, at the Theatre Communications Group 50th Anniversary Gala honoring Kenny Leon, Judith Rubin and The Shubert Foundation, that she co-chaired with Ralph Bryan, Monday, April 23, 2012, at Espace in New York. The gala previewed production numbers from new musicals "Hands on a Hard Body," "Giant," and "Super Fly." Beau Bridges, Sally Struthers, Ben Vereen, Tonya Pinkins, were among the crowd.

Federal Lobbying for the National Endowment of the Arts is one of the many services for Non-profit theatre TCG provides. It has 700 member theatres, publishes plays, American Theatre and Artsearch magazines, provides approximately $2 million in grants, and in general, provides a networking support system.

Randall also brought Beau Bridges into the tent. Bridges recently took over John Larroquette's role in "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" on Broadway. "I was on Broadway when I was young and throughout my career, but this is the first time I'm singing and dancing," he told Hamptons.com. "It's pretty amazing. I had to work out to get ready physically. It's quite an endeavor." Will we see Bridges in the Hamptons? "It's been years and I need to go back," he told us. "Where's a good place to eat? I'm a vegan."

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