The annual event, which this year celebrates The New Victory Theater Education Program, will launch with a 6:15 PM cocktail reception followed by a 7 PM performance honoring Irwin. Nathan Lane, Jonathan Demme, new vaudeville troupe The Handsome Little Devils and Full Circle Productions are among the talent who will offer tribute to Irwin.
After accepting his award, Irwin will take the stage with 12 fourth graders from PS/IS 111 to present the special musical vaudeville finale.
Here is a look at Irwin and the kids in rehearsal:
photos by Alexis Buatti Ramos
The New Victory Theater is located at 209 West 42nd Street. Individual tickets for the gala start at $1,000 with tables starting at $10,000. To order, visit www.new42gala.org or call (646) 223-3082.