St. Malachy’s–The Actors’ Chapel–will name its new non-denominational day-evening child care center (dedicated to the children of entertainment industry professionals) in honor of the legendary Bob and Dolores Hope, at Voices United Radio City Music Hall Concert on Monday, February 20, at 7:30pm . . . According to Rev. Fr. Richard D. Baker, pastor of St. Malachy's:
"We are thrilled that Linda Hope, eldest of the Hopes’ four children and President of The Bob Hope Legacy and Bob Hope Enterprises, has given her blessing to the child care center and agreed to name it after her late parents."
Voices United www.voicesunited.com will include choral groups from around the country, the casts of Broadway's Memphis and Sister Act, guest organists Peter Edwin Krasinski and Jonathan Ortloff, and a cavalcade of stars soon to be announced . . . Actor-producer Martin Sheen is chair of Voices United. The concert will be conducted by the award-winning Eric Knapp.
In 2007, a Needs Assessment Study conducted by The Actors Fund and Actors' Equity determined that there is a crucial need by families who work in the entertainment industry for a quality, affordable child care center in the Times Square Area with flexible hours. Hence the Broadway Child Care Project also known as Broadway Kidcare.
Box Office: Regular Tickets for Voices United are $255.00, $115.00, $97.50, $77.50 and $47.50 and are available through Ticketmaster via the web at www.ticketmaster.com, via phone at 866-858-0008 or at the Radio City Music Hall box office, 1260 Avenue of the Americas . . . Patron tickets are $1000 and $500 and can be purchased at www.voicesunited.com or by calling Suzanne Katusin at St. Malachy's, 212-489-1340.
St. Malachy's – The Actors' Chapel located on West 49th Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue, St. Malachy's Roman Catholic Church www.actorschapel.org was founded in 1902. And although the years have seen many changes in the neighborhood of the church, St. Malachy's today remains an active, integral part of its most unusual, most dynamic community.