As part of the gala evening, PS 122 will honor performance artist Tom Murrin and Obie and Emmy Award-winning producer Lori E. Seid. The 5:30 PM event begins with cocktails, to be followed by a seated dinner and concludes with the honors and performances.
O'Donnell, whose popular daytime talk-show was produced by Seid, will be on hand to perform. Also scheduled to appear are Blue Man Group, Bond, Steve Buscemi, David Cale, Mimi Goese, Kron, David Leslie and Johanna Went.
Grammy winner Cyndi Lauper is slated to make an appearance in a pre-recorded video segment alongside downtown musician Antony and the Johnsons. Jonathan Ames is the evening's host. A silent and live auction are also slated for the fundraiser.
PS 122's Spring Gala – chaired by Stephen Daldry, Claire Danes, Teri Garr and Jane Friedman – will be held at the Angel Orensanz Center, 172 Norfolk Street, in Manhattan. An after-party will follow at 11:30 PM at the Vault at Element.
Tickets, beginning at $250, are available by phoning (212) 352-3101 or by visiting www.ps122.org. *
Performance Space 122 is dedicated to supporting and presenting artists whose work challenges the traditional boundaries of dance, theatre, music, and performance. Committed to exploring innovative form as well as material, PS 122 is steadfast in its search for pioneering artists from a diversity of cultures and points of view.