The evening, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 6 PM with readings and entertainment from Players Club members. A wreath laying at Booth's statue in Gramercy Park will take place at 6:45 PM, with the Ghost reading set to start at 8:30 PM. John Booth, the actor's great-great-great nephew, and his son will introduce the reading.
Booth (1833-1893), who founded The Players Club, was known for playing Shakespearean roles from Hamlet to Othello to Richard II, in addition to working as a producer and theatre manager. A scion of a famous theatrical family of his day (most famous for his brother, actor John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Abraham Lincoln), Edwin Booth is the namesake of Broadway's Booth Theatre.
The Players Club is located at 16 Gramercy Park South. For reservations or more information, call (212) 475-6116