Kenneth Lonergan, Rebecca Luker and Julie Halston Will Be Part of Evening Honoring Charles Busch and Anita Jaffe

Gingold Theatrical Group, which is under the leadership of artistic director David Staller, will honor philanthropist Anita Jaffe and playwright/actor Charles Busch at its annual Golden Shamrock Gala on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, at Manhattan Penthouse.

The GTG Golden Shamrock Award is given annually for "artistic contribution to society," according to press notes. Past honorees include Terrence McNally, Judith Ivey, Brian Murray and Robert Osborne.

Special guests honoring Jaffe and Busch will include Kenneth Lonergan, Rebecca Luker and Julie Halston. The co-chairs of the Gala are Robert Osborne (TCM host) and philanthropist Richard Weinberg.

“All of us at GTG are thrilled at the opportunity to honor these two superb New Yorkers who have given their lives to making our planet a far better place,” said artistic director Staller in a statement. “Anita Jaffe has devoted herself to supporting many arts and humanitarian organizations. Charles Busch has gloriously redefined the role of a Renaissance man in our society, lovingly broadening our view of our own place in the world. Both of them have been inexplicably bound to GTG's Project Shaw since its inception in 2006.”

A traditional Irish/American dinner will be served of corned beef and cabbage, stews, pies, puddings, ales and toasts. Musicians will also be on hand.

Manhattan Penthouse is located at 80 Fifth Ave. at 14th Street. For ticket information contact Gingold Theatrical Group at (212) 355-7823 or; ticket prices include $200 individual; $375 pair; and $3,500 table (premium seating, program ad, gifts).