The Creative Coalition Announces 2002 Seconding the First™ Gala

The Creative Coalition Announces

2002 Seconding the First™ Gala

Billboard Editor-In-Chief Timothy White to be Honored Posthumously with Christopher Reeve First Amendment Award

Elvis Costello, Lou Reed, Shawn Colvin, William Baldwin, Christopher Reeve, Danny Glover, Cynthia Nixon, Bebe Neuwirth, Chevy Chase, Liev Schreiber, Matthew Modine Headline Benefit on October 29th

New York City – The Creative Coalition announces its fall gala benefit, Seconding the First™, a celebration of the First Amendment through performances of an astonishing array of music and material that has been censored, contested or compromised.

Seconding the First™ will be held at the Hammerstein Ballroom on Tuesday evening, October 29, 2002. Outspoken singer/songwriter Elvis Costello, whose career spans more than twenty years, will join William Baldwin, Lou Reed, Christopher Reeve, Danny Glover, Bebe Neuwirth, Matthew Modine, Cynthia Nixon and many others in headlining this event.

Ed Asner, William Baldwin, Polly Bergen, Carl Bernstein, Peter Bogdanovich, Barry Bostwick, Peter Boyle, Steve Buscemi, Amy Carlson, Chevy Chase, Shawn Colvin, Bob Costas, Elvis Costello, Bo Derek, Hector Elizondo, Giancarlo Esposito, James Gandolfini, Peri Gilpin, Danny Glover, Richard Kind, Marsha Mason, Mary Stuart Masterson, Matthew Modine, Bebe Neuwirth, Cynthia Nixon, Chazz Palminteri, Joe Pantoliano, Lou Reed, Christopher Reeve, Caroline Rhea, Liev Schreiber, Marlo Thomas, Dianne Wiest

Jeff Bewkes, Kenneth Cole and Maria Cuomo Cole, Stephen L. Einhorn, Steven and Elissa Fisher

Musical Director:
Paul Shaffer

Seconding the First™

Tuesday evening, October 29, 2002

WHERE:<br> Hammerstein Ballroom, 311 West 34th Street, New York City

For Ticket Information, call The Creative Coalition at (212)614-2121.

Members of the media who would like to cover the gala should call Kate Andrews at (718)522-7171 for press credentials.

The Creative Coalition is the leading nonprofit, nonpartisan social and public advocacy organization of the arts and entertainment community. Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating its members on issues of public importance, primarily the First Amendment, arts advocacy, campaign finance reform and public education. Headquartered in New York City, The Creative Coalition also has offices in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and San Francisco. The Creative Coalition does not endorse or raise funds for political parties or candidates.

Kate Andrews
(718) 522-7171