Acting Company Will Honor Dana Ivey and Barbara Fleischman; Evening Will Feature Laura Osnes, Nathan Lane and Hal Prince

The Acting Company will honor actress Dana Ivey and arts patron Barbara Fleischman at its annual gala, which will be held in Manhattan Oct. 21 at Capitale.

Dana Ivey
Dana Ivey (Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN)

Ivey will receive the John Houseman Award for her "profound commitment to the development of American actors and a national audience for the theater," and Fleischman will be presented the Warburg Humanitarian Award for her "outstanding philanthropic endeavor and support of the arts."

Stephen DeRosa will host the evening, which will feature a performance by Laura Osnes. Nathan Lane and Hal Prince will present the awards; tributes will be offered by a host of celebrities.

Harriet Harris and Barclay Collins are the Gala Chairs.

The evening will begin with a reception at 6 PM followed by the awards presentation, entertainment and dinner.

Dana Ivey, a board member and supporter of The Acting Company, originated the lead role in Driving Miss Daisy Off-Broadway and has appeared in Present Laughter (with Nathan Lane), Hamlet (with Kevin Kline),  Sunday in the Park with George, Henry IV (with Kevin Kline, Richard Easton, Ethan Hawke), The Rivals, Butley (with Nathan Lane) and dozens of others on and Off-Broadway.

Barbara Fleischman is one of the country’s foremost art patrons and philanthropists, serving on the boards of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The New York Public Library, The Frick Collection, British Museum, Detroit Institute of Arts, Archives of American Art, The Juilliard School and The Acting Company.

Founded by Oscar winner John Houseman and current Acting Company producer Margot Harley in 1972, The Acting Company is America’s most honored touring repertory theatre, having reached 3.5 million people in 48 states and 10 foreign countries with 137 classic and new works.

Capitale is located at 130 Bowery, just north of Grand Street. For tickets call (212) 258-3111.