The 6-10 PM event will be held at the Ritz-Carlton, New York, and Albee will be presented with the 2005 Lifetime Achievement Award. Fellow playwright Terrence McNally and producer Elizabeth Ireland McCann will offer tributes to Albee, and the evening will also include participation by actors Marian Seldes, Elaine Stritch and Brian Murray. SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders) Awards, according to a press notice, are presented each year to "individuals, organizations, and companies who have made significant contributions and thereby enriched the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) persons, particularly the senior and elder members of the GLBT community." The Nov. 13 evening will also honor JPMorgan Chase with the SAGE Corporate Responsibility Award, New York Community Trust with the 2005 SAGE Award and Jennifer Hatch with the SAGE Community Service Award.
Playwright Edward Albee won Best Play Tony Awards for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and The Goat or Who Is Sylvia? He was also Tony nominated for The Ballad of the Sad Café, Tiny Alice, A Delicate Balance and Seascape. Albee is also the recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes, the Gold Medal in Drama from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, the Kennedy Center Honors and the National Medal of Arts. He is represented on Broadway this season with the revival of Seascape.
The Ritz-Carlton, New York, is located in Battery Park at Two West Street. Tickets for the event are $350 each, and sponsorship packages are available from $500-$25,000. For tickets and sponsorship packages, call Malcolm Smith at (212) 741-0375.