28 Jun 2000
|Photo by Photo by Aubrey Reuben|
Neil Simon, center, was the subject of a June 26 gala benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Among those honoring him with readings from his works were (left to right) Bebe Neuwirth, John Ritter, Marsha Mason, Nathan Lane, Robert Klein, Debra Monk, Tony Roberts and Calista Flockhart.
In a gala tribute to the playwright at the Broadway theatre bearing his name, stars Flockhart, Rosemary Harris, Kristin Johnston, Lane, Robert Sean Leonard, Mason, Monk, Neuwirth, Bronson Pinchot, Ritter, Ron Rifkin and Paul Rudd performed excerpts from Simon's ouevre, a body of work that includes some of the 20th Century's best known comedies - Plaza Suite, The Odd Couple, Biloxi Blues, The Sunshine Boys and Lost in Yonkers.