By Adam Hetrick
12 Mar 2012
Tony Award nominee Charles Busch (The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, The Divine Sister) and actress Julie Halston (Anything Goes, The Divine Sister) host the 6 PM event that will also pay tribute to City National Bank. The gala is being thrown in Lavin's honor.
Last September the Vineyard presented the extended debut of Silver's The Lyons, which featured Lavin (Other Desert Cities, Collected Stories, The Sisters Rosensweig). The play will arrive on Broadway in April with the original cast in tow.
Scheduled to appear at the gala are Judy Kuhn (Chess, Les Miserables), Cheyenne Jackson (Xanadu, Finian's Rainbow), Debra Messing ("Smash," "Will & Grace"), Jesse Mueller (On a Clear Day...), Colman Domingo (The Scottsboro Boys, Passing Strange), Will Chase ("Smash," Rent), Hope Davis (God of Carnage), Jill Eikenberry ("L.A. Law"), Michael Tucker ("L.A. Law"), Celia Weston ("Alice," "The Village"), Tony Roberts (Xanadu, "Annie Hall"), John Guare (House of Blue Leaves, Six Degrees of Separation), Jim Caruso ("Cast Party" at Birdland), Billy Stritch (42nd Street), Veanne Cox (Caroline, or Change), Julia Murney (Wicked, The Wild Party) and Ann Harada (Avenue Q).
Tickets for the evening for dinner and the performance range from $750-$2,000. Tables are $10,000, $15,000 and $20,000. For reservations phone (212) 353-3366, ext. 242.