The special event, scheduled for 6:30 PM, will take place at The New Group @ Theatre Row.
"O'Neill and his Electra," according to a release, will "take a closer look at the life and work of Eugene O'Neill with expert 'O'Neillians' Arthur and Barbara Gelb and Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner as they engage with the legacy of one of America's greatest playwrights." Four-time Tony winner Caldwell will read passages from O'Neill's work.
The Gelbs collaborated on the biography "O'Neill" and a second volume entitled "O'Neill: Life with Monte Cristo." Putnam will publish their final volume on the playwright in 2010.
The New Group will present O'Neill's Mourning Becomes Electra for a a limited Off-Broadway run (Jan. 27-April 18). Artistic director Scott Elliott stages the work featuring Lili Taylor, Jena Malone, Joseph Cross, Anson Mount, Mark Blum and Robert Hogan.
Tickets ($20, free to subscribers) to the special event (and show) at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street, are available by calling (212) 279-4200. For more information, visit thenewgroup.org.