WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Academy Award nominee and Tony and Golden Globe Award winner Hugh Jackman will bring his critically acclaimed one-man show from Broadway to Los Angeles for a one night only performance benefitting MPTF (Motion Picture & Television Fund). Hugh Jackman…One Night Only will take place on Saturday, October 12, 2013, at The Dolby Theatre, marking his first time performing in Southern California. The One Night Only event is co-chaired by Jim Gianopulos, Chairman and CEO, 20th Century Fox, and his wife Ann, longtime supporters of MPTF.
Hugh Jackman's involvement with MPTF, a 92-year-old charity that provides essential health care, wellness, social services, child care and retirement services to the entertainment community, began in 2007 when he first performed and co-hosted the organization's "A Fine Romance" – an event celebrating the love affair between Broadway and Hollywood.
"Through Jim Gianopulos I became aware of MPTF's deep roots in Hollywood and their amazing work helping entertainment industry colleagues in need and the simple concept of taking care of our own," said Hugh Jackman. "Films, television and theatre have brought me great success throughout my career and it is one of my greatest pleasures to give back by putting on a show as a benefit to support MPTF."
"This event marks two distinct but equally special occasions: First, we have the honor of bringing Hugh Jackman's spectacular one-man show to Los Angeles as a fundraiser for MPTF; and secondly, we get to celebrate Hugh -- one of our industry's brightest talents -- on his birthday that same night," said Jim Gianopulos, Chairman and CEO, 20th Century Fox. "We are thrilled to provide Los Angeles with an opportunity to experience Hugh's boundless talent and generosity."
"It is such an extraordinary fundraising opportunity that Hugh Jackman has made possible for MPTF – in addition to the concert we are planning a major live and online auction and special opportunities for the entertainment community at all levels to come together to celebrate his spirit of generosity and caring," added Ken Scherer, CEO, MPTF Foundation.
MPTF is presenting Hugh Jackman…One Night Only at The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles alongside presenting sponsors American Express, Dolby, Delta, Fiat and 20th Century Fox. American Express will offer Cardmembers the chance to purchase tickets before they go on sale to the general public. The American Express pre-sale begins on Friday, July 26 at 10 AM PST. Tickets will be made available to the general public via Ticketmaster on Friday, August 9. Additional sponsors for the event include Dial Global and City National Bank.
"Most people know the Dolby Theatre as the home of Hollywood's biggest night, the Oscars," said Doug Darrow, Senior Vice President of Cinema at Dolby Laboratories. "What audiences will discover when they come support the MPTF and enjoy Hugh Jackman...One Night Only is that the Dolby Theatre is also a showcase for the very best in entertainment technologies. We've done everything we can to enhance the experience, starting with the very best in sound. It is our way of supporting an organization that has done so much for the entertainment community."
Delta is one of the largest operators in California, with its major gateway at Los Angeles International, where it offers 113 peak-day departures and nonstop service to seven international destinations and 32 domestic destinations. We complement our travel service to the residents and visitors of Los Angeles by aligning with local causes, charities and organizations that make a difference in this community. Delta is proud to support Hugh Jackman…One Night Only, benefitting MPTF (Motion Picture & Television Fund), which provides vital sources to the entertainment community.
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For more than 90 years, MPTF (Motion Picture & Television Fund) has served as a beacon of hope for entertainment industry members in their time of need. As a charitable organization, the MPTF provides financial assistance and services essential to the wellbeing of the community and is a leader in the development and implementation of services and programs for seniors and those who care for them.