Olympia Dukakis
(© Tristan Fuge)
Olympia Dukakis
(© Tristan Fuge)
Academy Award-winner Olympia Dukakis will host a benefit performance of American Conservatory Theater's world-premiere musical, Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City on Friday, June 24, at 8pm. The actress starred as Anna Madrigal in the PBS adaptation of Tales of the City.

Featuring a book by Jeff Whitty and a score by Jake Shears and John Garden of the Scissor Sisters, the A.C.T. production is directed by Jason Moore, with choreography by Larry Keigwin. It is based on Maupin's popular series of newspaper columns and novels.

Dukakis most recently starred Off-Broadway in The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore. Her many stage credits include Rose, Social Security, Vigil, and Elektra. She won the Academy Award for Moonstruck. She will also be one of the Grand Celebrity Marshals of this year's San Francisco Pride celebration.

The evening is organized by San Francisco-based Jordan, Miller & Associates, which specializes in comprehensive financial planning for the LGBT community, as a benefit for A.C.T.'s education programs, and the Richmond Erhmet AIDS Foundation (REAF) of San Francisco.

For TheaterMania's review of the production, click here.

For tickets and more information on the show, click here.

For tickets and more information on the benefit, click here.