Over the years, we’ve sent Marg many tokens of affection on her birthday to let her know much we adore her and how much she inspires us, and in doing so, we’ve often focused on her onscreen work. This year I decided to try something different – something that would celebrate her offscreen work, something that would allow us to come together and show Marg how much she inspires us all to be better people. I decided to go with a Stand Up to Cancer fundraiser because as most of Marg’s fans know, the fight against cancer is very important to Marg for personal reasons, so much so that she has devoted much of her life to raising awareness, including serving as an ambassador for Stand Up to Cancer. Finding a cure for cancer is important to her fans as well since so many of us have either lost loved ones to cancer or even have loved ones who are currently battling the disease.
To Marg, I hope you have a birthday that is as amazing as you are! Whether it’s your dedication to causes like Stand Up to Cancer or your passion when it comes to standing up for what you believe in (as with our recent election), you’re an inspiration and a role model for so many fans, both young and old and we love you for it. I hope this fundraiser will serve as a symbol of just how much you inspire your fans.
I also want to say a huge thanks to all of the fans listed below who donated. It’s always such a thrill to see fans from all around the globe coming together to show their love for Marg. I also know that money is an issue for many of us, so it really did mean the world to see people donating whatever amount they could because they felt the cause to be worthy and because they’re so inspired by Marg. I had set a goal of $500 and am thrilled to say that we not only met that goal, but we surpassed it. As of my writing this post, we have raised $550 for SU2C. Yay for Marg fans! In speaking to folks at SU2C, I’ve also been told that this fundraiser can be open-ended, which means that if you weren’t able to meet our deadline for Marg’s birthday, you can still donate at anytime. I’ll happily leave the link up on AAM’s front page and will send out updates if we receive additional donations. Thanks again everyone!
Amy L, United Kingdom (@MrsAmyLenton)
Andy D, United States (@HouseOfRakes)
Annie A, Philippines (@ann_muldita)
Becky M, United States (@TrekBecky)
Catherine C, China (@CathWLillianS)
Emilie S, Canada (@Emethereality)
Honor G, Scotland (@xH_Bombx)
Isa R, Portugal (@Isa32)
Jennifer B, England (@LilyStarbuck)
Jennifer G, United States (@jencsi)
Jessica B, United States (no twitter)
Kylie L, United Kingdom (@KylieLenton)
Nicola B, England, (@platinumbl0ndie)
Ria L, Germany (no twitter)
Sara V, France (@SaraChristelle)
Sharon B, United States (@ripley_1)
Sunni F, United States (@grillowholic17)
Suzanne W, United States (@allaboutmarg)
Wendy C, Hong Kong (@wendysamtui)
The reviews for The Little Foxes are starting to roll in and I’m thrilled to report that they are fantastic. By the sounds of it, those who are lucky enough to be able to attend are going to be in for a real treat. Below is a round up of all of the press for The Little Foxes that has come out since opening night:
Interviews with Marg about The Little Foxes
1) Marg Returns to Her Stage Roots in The Little Foxes (American Theatre, October 3, 2016)
2) Marg Helgenberger, Theater Lover, Gets the Big Break She’s Been Waiting For (Washington Post, September 30, 2016)
Reviews for The Little Foxes
1) Marg Helgenberger and Company Give Lillian Hellman Her Due in The Little Foxes (Washington Post, October 3, 2016)
2) The Little Foxes: Arena Stage Makes a Classic Play Sound Modern. (Theater Mania, October 3, 2016)
3) BWW Review – The Little Foxes at Arena Stage (BroadwayWorld.com, October 2, 2016)
4) Review: The Little Foxes at Arena Stage (DC Metro Theater Arts, September 30, 2016)
1) Marg Helgenberger and More Celebrate The Little Foxes Opening at Arena Stage (BroadwayWorld.com, October 3, 2016)
2) Production Stills from Arena Stage Facebook Page (Facebook, September 30, 2016)
Courtesy of Arena Stage, check out a sneak peek of Marg during rehearsals for her upcoming play The Little Foxes.
Credit: Arena Stage YouTube Channel
So many wonderful Marg goodies this week. Courtesy of Arena Stage, we now have 6 behind-the-scenes photos from Marg’s photoshoot with photographer Tony Powell for The Little Foxes. I just can’t get over how gorgeous Marg is in this costume. I’m really hoping that they’ll be selling some kind of prints or posters for the play because I’d love to have a collectible from this shoot.
Here’s a short clip from Marg’s interview on Good Morning Washington earlier today. In this morning’s interview she talked about her role in The Little Foxes of course and then also gave a fun little demonstration of her skills as a weather girl. The GMW folks even pulled up a map of Nebraska for her to really take her back to her college summer job as a weather girl. Thanks to GMW for a great interview!
If you will be in the Washington D.C. area and are interested in seeing Marg in The Little Foxes, the show runs from September 29th through October 30th with previews starting September 23rd. You can purchase tickets at www.arenastage.org.