Broadway biggest hitters and brightest players are expected to step up the plate -- the $500 per-plate plate -- to attend the annual Actors’ Fund of America Gala honoring Shubert Organization chairman Gerald Schoenfeld Nov. 2.
Individual tickets for the benefit, which includes awards, dinner, music and dancing, begin at $500, with tables ranging $5,000-$25,000. Proceeds go to the 115-year-old Actors’ Fund of America, the only national nonprofit group providing for the social welfare of all entertainment professionals in need.
Also honored at the black-tie event will be Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr., publisher of the "New York Times," receiving the Corporate Citizen Award.
A 6:30 PM reception begins at the Imperial Ballroom of the Sheraton New York, 811 Seventh Ave. The event is chaired by John Kluge, president of Metromedia Company, with co-chairs Rocco Landesman, James M. Nederlander, Fredric D. Rosen, Peter Schneider and Philip J. Smith. For more information, call (212) 221-7300, extension 129, or (212) 245 6570.
-- By Kenneth Jones