WTF Cabaret to Benefit Rare Genetic Disorder

James Naughton

James Naughton

(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – Two-time Tony Award-winner James Naughton will be performing along with Brooks Ashmanskas and Euan Morton, both Tony Award nominees, in “Cal’s Cabaret” at the Williamstown Theatre Festival on Sunday, July 7, 2013, at 7pm, the proceeds of which will benefit research into Pitt Hopkins Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder. The program will be hosted by Morgan Ritchie, son of Kate Burton and Michael Ritchie, former WTF artistic director, and will include auction items such as Red Sox tickets, private tours of MASS MoCA and the Clark conducted by directors Joe Thompson and Michael Conforti, respectively, and a family membership to the Norman Rockwell Museum.

“Our Berkshire community that includes the many arts organizations are the fabric of our life here,” said Ira and Fran Lapidus, who are sponsoring the evening along with Kate Burton, and whose grandson, Calvin, is afflicted with this rare genetic disorder that affects the 18th chromosome and a child’s development.

“We are so grateful for having the opportunity to help make a difference in the life of Calvin and other children like him who suffer from rare orphan diseases.  Contributions can be made directly to”

Tickets are available at the Williamstown Theater Festival at or by calling 413-597-3400.  All proceeds will go directly to research for Pitt-Hopkins.



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