On March 1, various divas of the stage and screen will join together at The Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street) for "Nothing Like a Dame '99." The one night only event will benefit the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative of The Actors' Fund of America. Those wonderful women in the entertainment biz scheduled to perform consists of a bevy of Broadway's Best (listed in alphabetical order) including:
Loni Ackerman, Joy Behar, Kate Burton, Ayodele Casel, Lea DeLaria (On The Town), Dorothy Delay, Patricia Elliot, Melissa Errico (High Society), Amanda Green, Uta Hagen (Collected Stories), Joan Hamburg, Dee Hoty, Anne Jackson, Marcia Lewis, Tsidii Le Loka (The Lion King) Nancy Lemanger, Anna Manahan (The Beauty Queen of Leenane), Saeka Matsuyama (the violinist of Mamaloshen), Sally Mayes (Closer Than Ever), Anne Meara (Anna Christie), Donna Murphy (The King and I), Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago), Phyllis Newman (A Majority of One), Christiane Noll (Little By Little), Nancy Opel, Christine Pedi, Daisy Prince, Faith Prince (Little Me), Denise Roberts, Mary Testa (On The Town), Marisa Tomei (Wait Until Dark) and Rachel York (The Scarlet Pimpernel).
For tickets ($40 - $1000) or more information, call The Actors' Fund of America's DAME LINE at 1-888-DAME-TIX.
-- By Sean McGrath