The Honorable Tina Brozman Foundation ("Tina's Wish") – named in honor of late author and judge Tina Brozman – will be the beneficiary of the 6 PM benefit reading.
Brozman, who lost her battle with ovarian cancer at the age of 54, was the author of the book "Recipe for Life." A cookbook for her children, Brozman's tome has inspired the latest Cause Célèbre that will feature Easton (The Coast of Utopia), McClanahan (The Women) and Sternhagen (The Heiress) performing excerpts from dramatic works that relate to the culinary arts.
Among the works included will be A.R. Gurney's The Dining Room, Neil and Danny Simon and Joseph Stein's Tallulah Finds Her Kitchen, and Susan Charlotte's The Laziest of Simmers, which was inspired by Brozman. A special excerpt of Margaret Edson's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Wit will also be performed.
The mission of Cause Célèbre is to utilize dramatic works to bring attention and understanding to various psychological, physical and social issues. Each month a different issue is the focus of programming. Proceeds from the events go directly to the charities involved.
Performances and discussions will be followed by a reception. All proceeds from the $100 ticket price will go to the Honorable Tina Brozman Foundation. Reservations can be made by phoning (212) 362-2560. The Players is located in Manhattan at 16 Gramercy Park South.