The Fund's Annual Chairman's Awards Gala will be held April 4 at the Essex House and will feature Jane Curtin, recently on Broadway in the Noises Off revival, as Master of Ceremonies. David Hyde Pierce, Anna Deavere Smith and Rosalyn and Irwin Engelman will present the honorees with their awards. Lithgow will receive the Theatre Artist Award, Davidson will be given the NCTF Leadership Award, and Campbell will be honored with the Corporate Leadership Award. The evening will begin at 6:30 PM with cocktails, followed by dinner at 7:30 PM. The black-tie event will also include a silent auction and a musical presentation directed and choreographed by Dirty Rotten Scoundrels' Denis Jones and a tribute performance by The Light in the Piazza's Kelli O'Hara.
The National Corporate Theatre Fund is an association of 11 of not-for profit theatres "dedicated to increasing the participation of corporations and their employees in the support of theatre across the country and in New York." The member theatres include Actors Theatre of Louisville, American Conservatory Theater, American Repertory Theatre, Center Theatre Group, The Cleveland Play House, The Goodman Theatre, Guthrie Theater, Long Wharf Theatre, The Old Globe, Seattle Repertory Theatre and Trinity Repertory Company.
The Essex House is located in Manhattan at 160 Central Park South. Individual tickets are priced $1,000-$2,500 with tables ranging from $10,000-$25,000. For reservations, call (212) 750-6895. For more information visit www.nctf.org.