The Acting Company's 40th anniversary Ruby Ball will be held Dec. 3 at Capitale. James Houghton (founding artistic director of the Signature Theatre and the Richard Rodgers Director of Juilliard's Drama Division) and Earl Weiner (board chairman of both The Acting Company and Theatre Development Fund) are among the evening's honorees.
Houghton will receive the John Houseman Award for his "profound commitment to developing American actors and building a diverse audience for the theatre." The award has been previously presented to James Bundy, Bernard Gersten, Jack O’Brien, Joe Papp, Harold Prince, Marian Seldes and Tony Randall, among others.
Weiner will receive the Warburg Humanitarian Award for his "outstanding philanthropic endeavor and leadership." Previous recipients include Harry Belafonte, Martin Segal, Tom Viola, Gerald Schoenfeld, Phyllis Newman, William Zabel and Abigail Disney.
The Acting Company was founded by Oscar winner John Houseman and current Acting Company producer Margot Harley in 1972 and received a 2003 Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre. The Company will present Of Mice and Men Dec. 4-8 at Baruch Performing Arts Center and As You Like It at the New Victory Theater in March 2013, as part of its 40th national tour.
Capitale is located at 130 Bowery at Grand. For more information and tickets, call (212) 258-3111.
You're invited to spend an evening filled with personal tales of difficult choices, bad breaks, worse men and some of the most glorious songs ever written. It's an intimate evening, up close with a legend.
So pull up a chair and order up a drink. Because she's got a life to sing. Tickets as low as $85!
Fuerza Bruta Wayra
Here Lies Love
On The Town
Piece of My Heart
Scenes From A Marriage
Sex With Strangers
The Country House
The Good and The True
This is Our Youth
You Can't Take It With You