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Rachel Coalition to Host Gala Event, May 4th

Tony Award winning stars Christine Ebersole and James Naughton will share the stage at Rachel Goes Broadway, a gala event in celebration of the 10th anniversary of Run for Rachel. Sponsored by Rachel Coalition, the event will also feature a special tribute in honor of community leaders Audrey and Norbert Gaelen, who are longtime supporters of Rachel Coalition.

Rachel Goes Broadway will be held on Tuesday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn. Tickets prices range from $50 to $250. A special reception for patrons of $250 or more will be held at 6:00 p.m., prior to the program.

Christine Ebersole has starred in numerous Broadway shows including 42nd Street for which she won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, Grey Gardens, Dinner at Eight and Steel Magnolias. She has appeared in the films Amadeus, which won the Academy Award Best Film of 1984, Tootsie, Thief of Hearts and 'Til There WasYou. Ebersole's television credits include Saturday Night Live, Will & Grace, The Nanny, Royal Pains, and most recently as the mother on the WB series Related.

James Naughton is an accomplished actor in both starring and supporting film and television roles. He won his first Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical in 1990 for City of Angels, and in 1997 he won a second Tony Award with his portrayal of lawyer Billy Flynn in the musical Chicago. His film credits include The Paper Chase, The First Wives Club, and The Devil Wears Prada. On television, he has appeared on several shows including Law & Order and most recently on Damages and Gossip Girl.

Rachel Coalition is a partnership of nine northern New Jersey organizations working together to respond to domestic violence in the MetroWest community. Its services include a 24-hour crisis response line (973)740-1233, support groups and counseling, services for children, legal assistance, access to shelter, access to medical and vocational counseling and community education and outreach.

For more information and to order tickets, call 973-765-9050, ext.1743 or www.rachelcoalition.org

All proceeds from this event will benefit services provided by Rachel Coalition to victims of domestic violence.

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