Alexander, Kazan, Devine, Garber, Gets, Luft, Mullally and More Set for Funny Girl Benefit

By Andrew Gans
16 Feb 2006

The 14th Annual "A Night at Sardi's" Alzheimer's Association Benefit will be presented March 8 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.



The annual fundraiser, created to honor the memory of the late playwright/director Abe Burrows, will feature selections from the Jule Styne musical Funny Girl.

Peter Gallagher will host the event, which will also boast the talents of Jason Alexander, Tishina Arnold, Kate Burton, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Michael Chiklis, Loretta Devine, Victor Garber, Malcolm Gets, Jill Hennessy, Lainie Kazan, Ricki Lake, Sharon Lawrence, Lorna Luft, Garry Marshall, Megan Mullally, Josh Radnor, Lea Thompson, Tracie Thoms, Chandra Wilson and Hattie Winston. Susan Dietz is producing the evening, which will feature musical direction by Harold Wheeler.

Funny Girl opened at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre on March 26, 1964, starring Barbra Streisand. Its Jule Styne-Bob Merrill score includes such tunes as "Sadie, Sadie," "Don't Rain on My Parade," "I'm the Greatest Star," "The Music That Makes Me Dance," "Who Are You Now?" and the show's anthem, "People." Isobel Lennart wrote the book for the musical.

For ticket information call (310) 996-1188.

Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Alzheimer's Association in Los Angeles. Visit www.alzla.org for more information.