Lee Roy Reams (Hello, Dolly!, The Producers) headlines the evening, along with Klea Blackhurst, Ching Valdes Aran (The Wild Party), Deborah S. Craig (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) and Ralph Pena, artistic director of Ma-Yi Theater.
Ma-Yi Theater's Board of Directors is chaired by Merrick's widow, Etan.
The gala also honors filmmaker and musician Bessie Badilla; Ernest Escaler, chairman of the Asian Cultural Council/Philippines; and Cao K. O, co-founder and former executive director of Asian American Federation of New York.
Ma-Yi Theater Company is a not-for-profit organization whose primary mission is to develop and produce new and innovative plays by Asian-American writers.
Tickets range from $100 to $500 with tables of ten for $3,000 and $5,000.
For more information contact the Ma-Yi Theater's administrative offices at (212) 971-4862 or visit ma-yitheatre.org.