The New 42nd Street honors former Disney CEO Michael D. Eisner during the organization's Nov. 18 gala at the New Victory Theater.
Barry Diller and Thomas Schumacher serve as honorary co-chairs for the evening that honors Eisner "for bringing kids to the arts and the arts to kids."
"Michael's contribution to 42nd Street and to Broadway theatre is remarkable. The New 42nd Street is delighted that he has agreed to accept The New Victory Arts Award for his longstanding commitment to entertain, enlighten and engage young people through the performing arts," New 42nd Street president Cora Cahan said in a previous statement.
The evening includes a musical performance, as well as remarks from Tony Award winner Julie Taymor, Bill Haber and Robert A.M. Stern. Appearances from members of the Disney on Broadway family are also planned. A gala dinner follows on stage at The New Amsterdam Theatre.
Eisner headed both ABC and Paramount Pictures before becoming chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company from 1984-2005, helping to usher the Disney catalogue to Broadway.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, e-mail Bari Lasky at BLasky@New42.org or phone (646) 223-3085.
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