Gerald Schoenfeld, longtime chairman of the Shubert Organization, won't lack for first class entertainment on Nov. 2, when he will be feted by the Actors' Fund of America. Broadway stars Betty Buckley (Sunset Boulevard), Bernadette Peters (Annie Get Your Gun), Nell Carter (Annie), Chita Rivera (Kiss of the Spider Woman) and Judy Kuhn will perform at the event, which is produced by Edgar Dobie.
Among those expected to otherwise attend the event the event are Rebecca Luker, Marin Mazzie, Tony Randall, Chita Rivera, Rex Smith, Meshach Taylor, Joyce Van Patton, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Karen Ziemba, Zoe Caldwell, Helen Gurley Brown, Barnard Hughes, Carroll O'Connor, Jerry Stiller, Anne Meara and Robert Whitehead. Playwright Wendy Wasserstein will make a special presentation.
Schoenfeld, who will be the recipient of the Actors' Fund Medal, has headed up the Shubert outfit since the '60s. Under his leadership, the organization has produced countless Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. Previous recipients of the medal include producer Alexander Cohen and actor George Burns.
Hughes is best known for his lead role in Da , Buckley starred in the recent Broadway musical Triumph of Love , McKechnie won a Tony for A Chorus Line , and Kuhn appeared in Chess .
Honored along with Schoenfeld is New York Times publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr. The event, which will take place at the Sheraton New York (811 Seventh Avenue), will benefit the Actors' Fund. For information, call (212) 221 7300.