The 6 PM evening will honor Playwrights Horizons board chair Judith O. Rubin for her 25 years of service for the company. LaChanze (Once On This Island, The Color Purple), Bogardus (Falsettos, Man of La Mancha), Kimball (Memphis), O'Hara (South Pacific) and Testa (Xanadu) are scheduled to appear as part of the entertainment.
The evening's artistic co-chairs, all Playwrights Horizons veterans, include Edward Albee (Me, Myself & I), Annie Baker (Circle Mirror Transformation), Reed Birney (Circle Mirror Transformation, A Small Fire), Adam Bock (The Drunken City, A Small Fire), Christine Ebersole (Grey Gardens), Michael Greif (Spatter Pattern, Grey Gardens), LaChanze (Once on This Island, The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin), O’Hara (My Life with Albertine) and Richard Nelson (James Joyce’s The Dead, My Life with Albertine).
The gala will begin with cocktails at 6 PM, followed by dinner and entertainment at 7:45 PM at 583 Park Avenue. For gala tickets, beginning at $800, phone Michelle Kiefel at (212) 564-1235 extension 3143.