Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen to Benefit OneOrlando Fund at Dr. Phillips Center

Orlando, FL – In light of the horrific attack at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen are pleased to announce a special live benefit AC2 show at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. All proceeds raised will benefit the OneOrlando Fund ( Cohen, Cooper and the Dr. Phillips Center have joined together to donate services to produce the one-night-only benefit.

The OneOrlando Fund was created by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer to provide a way to help respond to the needs of the community, now and in the time to come.#OrlandoUnited

Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 10 a.m. Tickets start at $55.00 and may be purchased online at, by calling (844) ‪513-2014 or by visiting the Dr. Phillips Center Box Office at 445 S. Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday.

AC2 is an unscripted, unpredictable night of laughs and conversation with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen ( The show has appeared before sell-out crowds in Boston, Chicago, Miami, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Orange County, Santa Barbara, Seattle, San Francisco, Oakland, Columbus and Atlanta.


Anderson Cooper is the multiple Emmy® Award-winning CNN anchor and correspondent for CBS’ 60 Minutes. He reported extensively from Orlando in the wake of the tragedy and looks forward to raising money for the community, and providing a much needed night of laughter, deep talk, and shallow tales.

Andy Cohen is an Emmy® Award-winning host and executive producer of “Watch What Happens Live,” Bravo’s late night, interactive talk show, and is also the executive producer of the wildly popular “Real Housewives” series. Cohen recently spoke at a vigil for the victims of Sunday’s attack in NYC outside the Stonewall Inn.

About the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization operating the state-of-the-art performing arts center in downtown Orlando, Florida. With its opening in November 2014, the performing arts center launched its vision of Arts for Every Life by being a gathering place for creativity and discovery; a vibrant urban destination where artists, audiences and students come to

experience, explore and learn. The two-block community destination features the 2,700-seat Walt Disney Theater, 300-seat Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater, Seneff Arts Plaza, Dr. Phillips Center Florida

Hospital School of the Arts, the DeVos Family Room, and other event rental spaces. Future expansion includes Steinmetz Hall, a 1,700-seat acoustical theater, along with rehearsal, classroom, office space and commercial development spaces. The Dr. Phillips Center is a public-private collaboration with the City of Orlando, Orange County, the State of Florida and generous donors. For more information please visit