Members of Congress Ander Crenshaw (FL), Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Debbie Dingell (MI) met with celebrities Tim Daly, Constance Zimmer, Gabourey Sidibe among others to kick-off the White House Correspondence Dinner weekend festivities with a benefit dinner Supper Suite by STK, a local D.C. hotspot, after a busy day on Capitol Hill spent advocating to raise awareness with the hope of continued funding to support the arts in America.
The Creative Coalition is a nonpartisan non-profit charity made up of the arts and entertainment community dedicated to advocating on behalf of the importance of keeping the arts in our schools to enrich the lives of children across America.
It’s that time once again when Hollywood descends on our nations capital to rub elbows along side Washington, D.C.’s elite. With the Correspondence dinner just around the corner The Creative Coalition along with Supper Suite by STK return to D.C. to host their annual Celebration of Arts in America benefit following a day of championing our leaders up on the hill for continued support.
The dinner takes place Friday, April 24th at STK 1250 Connecticut Avenue, NW featuring such stars as Tim Daly (Madam Secretary); Gabourey Sidibe (American Horror Story); Naya Rivera (Glee); Bailee Madison (The Fosters); Constance Zimmer (House of Cards, Entourage), Troian Bellisario (Pretty Little Liars), and Darby Stanchfield (Scandal) to name a few.
Gabourey Sidibe, Academy Award® Best Actress nominee for Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire, is joining the cast of Showtime’s upcoming half-hour series The Big C in a recurring role.
The Big C stars multiple-award winner Laura Linney as a repressed wife and mother named Cathy who begins to reclaim her life after she is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Sidibe will play a smart-alecky student in Cathy’s class. Oliver Platt stars as Cathy’s well-meaning but immature husband.
The Big C begins shooting in May with an eye toward a late summer premiere.