Del Rossi, who has been an integral part of the theatre's success, will be honored at the Birchwood Manor in Whippany, NJ at 6 PM. The evening will include a host of stars who have graced the Paper Mill stage throughout Del Rossi's career. James Brennan will serve as master of ceremonies for Angelo Del Rossi: A Life in the Theatre; performers are set to include Carol Channing, Chita Rivera, Betsy Palmer, Susan Stroman, Marcia Lewis and Bill Huber as well as Paper Mill regulars Glory Crampton, Robert Creighton, Andy Karl, Kelli Rabke and Amanda Watkins. Tickets, priced $500 and $1,000, are available by calling Gina Sideris at (973) 379-3636, ext. 2743. Ticket includes dinner, performance and a Commemorative Journal, a coffee-table-style book about Del Rossi and his 40-year Paper Mill legacy.
Proceeds from the 2004 Paper Mill Playhouse Gala will help support the Theatre's education and outreach programs. Visit www.papermill.org for more information.