In addition to Naughton, Urban Stages will also pay tribute to cabaret veteran Julie Wilson and artist Edwina Sandys. The benefit will be held at the Boathouse in Central Park at 7 PM.
Sarah Chalfy – who appeared in Urban Stages' 27 Rue de Fleurus – will entertain guests in an evening that also includes boat rides on the lake, a cocktail reception and dinner. A live auction led by Hugh Hildesley of Sotheby's is also planned.
Proceeds from the benefit fund Urban Stages Outreach Program in the public schools and libraries throughout New York City.
James Naughton earned Tony Awards for his performances in City of Angels and the revival of Chicago. He directed the Broadway revivals of Our Town and The Price. His screen credits include "Brooklyn Bridge," "The Cosby Mysteries," "Ally McBeal," "The Devil Wears Prada," "The Good Mother," "The Glass Menagerie" and "The Paper Chase."
Tickets, ranging $350-$6000, are available by phoning (212) 421-1380. Founded in 1984, Urban Stages' mission is to discover, nurture and produce exceptional new works by artists of diverse cultural backgrounds. For further information visit www.urbanstages.org.