Calling all Fame fans!
Debbie Allen, who was in both the 1980 movie and subsequent TV series, Erica Gimpel (TV series) and Laura Dean (movie) will join Samantha Bee, Jason Jones, Isaac Mizrahi, and current students from what was once called just the High School of Performing Arts for Fame 4.0 — a free 40-minute 40th anniversary benefit streaming tonight, February 11, at 7 pm ET.
New York’s High School of Performing Arts was the setting for the popular movie and TV series.
The event will benefit the nonprofit Alumni & Friends of Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts.
You can expect other special guests and, of course, a performance of the movie’s infectious Oscar-winning title song.
The Fame franchise also includes a TV series and a movie remake.
The TV series debuted in 1982 and ran for 136 episodes over six seasons, the first two on NBC and the others in syndication. You can currently stream only the NBC seasons; they’re available for $14.99 each from Amazon.
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