Smith and Wankel, who are Co-Chief Executive Officers of the Shubert Organization, will be honored with the Silver Bell Award for their longstanding support of La MaMa, which was founded by the late Ellen Stewart 50 years ago.
Also offered will be Tony-winning composer Elizabeth Swados' La MaMa Cantata, which debuted last fall. The work is based on the words of late La MaMa founder Stewart.
For information on attending the "La MaMa 50 Big Bash," phone (212) 254-6468. The Skirball Center is located at 566 La Guardia Place.