Segal, last on Broadway in Yasmina Reza’s Art, will be awarded the Joseph Papp Achievement Award of Excellence at the Hilton New York. Game-show host Monty Hall will serve as the Master of Ceremonies. Acting couple Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara are co-chairpersons of the event, and Tony Award winners Mandy Patinkin and James Earl Jones will serve as Honorary Dinner Chairmen. Founded in memory of the founder of the New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theatre, the Joseph Papp Children’s Humanitarian Fund brings care to thousands of homeless and deprived Ukrainian children. For more information about the fund, visit www.pappfund.com.
George Segal has starred on Broadway in Gideon, Rattle of a Simple Man, Requiem for a Heavyweight and Art. Segal was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,” and his numerous other film and TV appearances include “No Way to Treat a Lady,” “Just Shoot Me!,” “A Touch of Class,” “The Owl and the Pussycat,” “Fun with Dick and Jane” and “Look Who’s Talking.”
The gala dinner will also include entertainment and a silent auction. The evening at the Hilton (1335 Avenue of the Americas) begins at 7:15 PM, and tickets are priced at $500. Call (718) 467-6630, ext. 212 for reservations.