The Oct. 18 event will honor the Center's namesake, Mary Lea Johnson, and will also pay tribute to the late Shubert Organization President Bernard B. Jacobs. Among the evening's guest performers will be Calhoun School alumni Ben and Amy Stiller as well as Joan Allen, Peter Friedman, David Lansbury, Ute Lemper, Frances McDormand, Joel Coen, Ally Sheedy, Neva Small, Alfred Uhry, Emanuel Azenberg, Martin Richards and the Manhattan Rhythm Kings.
The celebration begins at 6 PM with a cocktail reception, followed by the 7 PM music and dance program, which will also feature reminiscences by Amy Stiller, Ben Stiller and Alfred Uhry. The evening concludes with a post performance reception at 8:45 PM.
The Calhoun School is located at 433 West End Avenue at 81st Street. Tickets to the dedication and gala benefit are priced at $1,500. For more information call (212) 874-6976.
The Calhoun School "is a coeducational, independent school on Manhattan's Upper West Side that has been serving New York families since 1896. As a leader in progressive education, the school prides itself on its innovative, academically challenging curriculum, its commitment to diversity and community, and its dedication to nurturing the whole child —intellectually, creatively and ethically."