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, as of Feb. 23) including:
Loni Ackerman, Joy Behar, Kelly Bishop, Kate Burton, Zoe Caldwell (Master Class), Diahann Carroll, Ayodele Casel, Kathleen Chalfant (Wit), Lea DeLaria (On The Town), Dorothy Delay, Sylvia Dohi, Patricia Elliot, Melissa Errico (High Society), Amanda Green, Uta Hagen (Collected Stories), Joan Hamburg, Dee Hoty, Pamela Isaacs, Anne Jackson, Eartha Kitt, Sharon Lawrence, Tsidii Le Loka (The Lion King) Priscilla Lopez, Nancy Lemanger, Karen Mason, Saeka Matsuyama (the violinist of Mamaloshen), Sally Mayes (Closer Than Ever), Teresa McCarthy (Titanic), Rue McClanahan, Donna McKechnie (A Chorus Line), Anne Meara (Anna Christie), Donna Murphy (The King and I), Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago), Phyllis Newman (A Majority of One), Nancy Opel, Christine Pedi, Daisy Prince, Faith Prince (Little Me), Denise Roberts, Mary Rodgers, Marilyn Sokol, Mary Testa (On The Town), Marisa Tomei (Wait Until Dark), Lillias White and Karen Ziemba.
For tickets ($40 - $1000) or more information, call The Actors' Fund of America's DAME LINE at 1-888-DAME-TIX.
-- By David Lefkowitz & Sean McGrath