As previously announced, the starry evening will be presented Feb. 11 at the Rainbow Room, high atop Rockefeller Plaza. Directed by B.T. McNicholl, the celebration will boast performances by Brian Stokes Mitchell, Donna Murphy, Carolee Carmello, Gregg Edelman and James Naughton. Curtains Tony winner David Hyde Pierce will host the evening. Newcomers to the event include Mary-Louise Parker, Debra Monk, Scott Ellis, Walter Bobbie, Karen Ziemba and Jason Danieley.
The annual benefit will begin at 7 PM with a cocktail reception, which includes a silent auction/raffle. A seated dinner and the performance will follow at 8 PM.
The Musical Celebration was written by David Thompson and will feature musical direction by Paul Gemignani.
Roger Berlind has been producing Broadway shows for more than three decades. His numerous credits include Copenhagen; Kiss Me, Kate; Proof; Anna in the Tropics; Caroline, or Change; Wonderful Town; Doubt; The History Boys; Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; Deuce; and The Year of Magical Thinking. He is currently represented on Broadway with Curtains, Is He Dead? and Rock 'n' Roll as well as the upcoming revivial of Gypsy starring Patti LuPone.
The Rainbow Room is located at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, 65th Floor. Tickets, priced $750-$2,500, are available by calling Travis Collard at (212) 244-9494, ext. 5.
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