To benefit the development of new plays and musicals, New York's Genesius Guild theatre company will hold a benefit, Feb.10, including cocktails and cabaret. Michael Scheman directs the entertainment portion of the event, which will include the performers Nancy Barrett, Gail Dennison, Billy DiMichelle, Melissa Hart, Anita Hollander, Mark Irish, Andrew Lippa, Candace O'Connor, J.T. O'Connor, Jason Craig Poole, James Powers, Erin Quill, Marian Steiner and Bill Whitefield. Also performing will be Ron Palillo, best known as the nerdy Arnold Horshack on TV's "Welcome Back Kotter."
For tickets ($25) and information on this second annual benefit and raffle, titled "Heart Knocks," call (212) 946-5625. The venue will be Theatre East on East 60th St.
--By David Lefkowitz