The Broadway music of Richard Adler, Jerry Bock and Cy Coleman will be celebrated at the 15th annual STAGE (Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event), at the Charles Luckman Theatre Feb. 26-28. Among the artists scheduled to perform in ABC--Adler, Bock & Coleman are Sheldon Harnick, Betty Garrett, Sandahl Bergman, Jean Smart, Hal Linden, Lucie Arnaz, Marcia Mitzman Gavin, Gregory Harrison, Maureen McGovern, Linda Purl, Rex Reed, Sharon Gless, Davis Gaines, Tyne Daly and Nancy Dussault.
STAGE was the second benefit ever to raise money for AIDS, and it is the oldest AIDS benefit in the world. This year's event will benefit the Jeffrey Goodman Special Care Clinics and other HIV/AIDS services at the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, a community organization serving those living with HIV and AIDS.
David Galligan is the director, Ron Abel the musical director. The producers are Galligan, Naomi Caryl, Ronn Goswick, Jonathan Kanes, Michael Kearns, Richard Loring and Harry Prongue.
The Charles Luckman theatre is on the campus of Cal State L.A., 5151 State University Drive. Tickets are $150, $100, $60 & $30 (all proceeds to benefit charity). For information, call (323) 993- 7411 or Ticketmaster phone charge (213) 365-3500 or www.ticketmaster.com.
-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent