Frances Sternhagen and Joan Vail Thorne will be "the ladies who lunch" Oct. 28 when the League of Professional Theatre Women/NY host "Lunch with the League" at the Broadway Grill. Sternhagen stars in Vail Thorne's new play, The Exact Center of the Universe.
The two women will discuss their separate careers and what they've experienced working together on Exact Center. Also at the luncheon, Madeline Gilford will donate her late husband Jack Gilford's robe from The Sunshine Boys to the Broadway Grill's costume collection.
The League of Professional Theatre Women, entering its 19th year of not for-profit advocacy service, seeks to promote visibility and increase opportunities for women in theatre. The League is a member of the New York Women's Agenda and the New York Coalition of Professional Women in the Arts & Media.
Admittance is $15. For further information, call (212) 744-6003. The Broadway Grill is located in the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Broadway between 48th and 49th Streets.
-- By Christine Ehren