Broadway’s Ruthie Ann Miles Struck By Tragedy

https://www.gofundme.com/lauren-amp-charles-lew
Ruthie Ann Miles and daughter Abigail (Photo source: GoFundMe)

Yesterday afternoon, Broadway’s Ruthie Ann Blumenstein (stage name Ruthie Ann Miles) and her 4-year-old daughter, Abigail, were struck by a reckless driver in Park Slope, Brooklyn, along with Blumenstein’ friend, Lauren Lew and 1-year-old son, Joshua. The children did not survive and the mothers were critically injured. Blumenstein, who is pregnant, and Lew are now in stable condition. 

Blumenstein made her Broadway debut in 2015 in The King and I. She won a Tony award for her performance as Lady Thiang. 

The Broadway community is a generous one. The GoFundMe set up to help Miles through a difficult time raised $236,835 in 14 hours. Audra McDonald, Sutton Foster, Laura Benanti, Kristin Chenoweth, Lin-Manuel Miranda and other Broadway stars have used their fame to encourage donations. There has been an outpouring of love and sympathy on social media in light of the tragedy.

A GoFundMe has also been set up for the Lew family. Click the photo below to donate:

Lauren Lew and son Joshua (Photo source: GoFundMe)

Want It In Print?

We now offer matted and framed copies of articles upon request.

Kimberly Dijkstra
Kimberly Dijkstra is the web editor for Anton Media Group, a writer for Long Island Weekly and recipient of several Press Club of Long Island (PCLI) and New York Press Association (NYPA) awards.

Leave a Reply

Discover

Sponsor

Latest

New Food Truck Program Rolls Out At Six Parks

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran officially opened County pool facilities for the season and announced a new food program.

Column: Back To The Beaches

I’ve been sneaking out of the house and going to the beach during the pandemic. Apparently, I’m not alone, as I have encountered many others with the same idea.

Column: Reflecting On The Strangulation Death Of George Floyd

The video footage is excruciating, with 8 minutes and 45 seconds of having the life squeezed out of you with three grown men kneeling on you. 

Anton Classifieds—July1-7, 2020

Anton Classifieds—July1-7, 2020

Curran Addresses Safety Concerns Due To Firework Complaints

In response to a 400 percent increase in reports of illegal fireworks sales, County Executive Curran announced a new email tipline, FireworksSales@NassauCountyNY.Gov for residents to report the illegal sale or delivery of fireworks in Nassau County.

Get Updates Via Email

Enter your email to be updated with all the latest news and special announcements.

x