The evening — featuring costumes coordinated by Michael Bottari and Ronald Case — marks the second time Busch has played the free-spirited Auntie Mame to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. A Sept. 1998 reading featured Peggy Cass, Maxwell Caulfield, John Davidson, Harvey Evans, Marilyn Farina, Barbara Feldon, Marcia Lewis and Juliet Mills.
Auntie Mame played the Broadhurst Theatre Oct. 1956-Jun. 1958. Directed by Morton Da Costa, the original Broadway cast included Rosalind Russell as Auntie Mame, Peggy Cass as Agnes Gooch and Jan Handzlik as the young Patrick Dennis.
The John Jay College Theatre is located in Manhattan at 899 Tenth Avenue. BC/EFA is the nation's leading industry based, not-for-profit AIDS fundraising and grant making organization.Visit www.broadwaycares.org for more information.