Wit's Kathleen Chalfant, "Ally McBeal's" Calista Flockhart and "The Practice's" Camryn Manheim will toast Manhattan Class Company with a benefit Wit bash Jan. 28 at the Tanino Ristorante in Los Angeles.
Chalfant, Flockhart and Manheim all have long-time associations with the Off-Broadway company, which gave New York City its first taste of Margaret Edson's Pulitzer Prize winning Wit. Also expected to attend the festivities are Gil Bellow, MCC artistic director Robert LuPone, Jeff Richman, Dyna Spyby, Holland Taylor, director Michael Mayer (Side Man) and Anne Pitoniak, currently appearing in the L.A. company of Wit.
In 14 seasons, MCC has produced plays by Peter Hedges, Jacqueline Rheingold, Tim Blake Nelson and Pulitzer Prize winner Marsha Norman (Trudy Blue) and the New York productions of The Grey Zone, Nixon's Nixon, Beirut and Five Women Wearing the Same Dress. Their 1999-2000 season will conclude with Jose Rivera's Sueno and the London production of Rebecca Prichard's Yard Gal.
For information on tickets to the benefit, call Manhattan Class Company at (212) 727-7722.
-- By Christine Ehren