The evening — which includes a cocktail reception followed by a dinner — is set for April 26 starting at 6 PM at the Mandarin Oriental New York, located at 80 Columbus Circle at 60th Street in New York City. Kander and Ebb will receive the company's Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre. Honoring the duo's accomplishment will be some of their most famous musical interpreters: Rivera (The Rink, Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Visit, Chicago), Minnelli ("Cabaret," The Rink, The Act, Chicago), Ziemba (Chicago, Steel Pier), Alexander (The Rink), Neuwirth (Chicago), and Gere ("Chicago").
Previous galas have included the Celebration of Roundabout's Great American Musical Series (2003) featuring the Tony-winning revival of Nine, the Inaugural Celebration of Roundabout’s Jason Robards Award for Excellence (2002) honoring Christopher Plummer, the Celebration to Honor Stephen Sondheim (2001) featuring Roundabout's revival of Follies, the Inaugural Celebration of Roundabout's new American Airlines Theatre (2000) featuring Uncle Vanya and the Celebration of Roundabout's Great American Musical Series (1998) with the revival of Little Me.
For tickets ($1,000 and up) contact Elaina Grillo at (212) 719-9393. For more information, visit www.roundabouttheatre.org.