Vineyard Gala Will Feature Judy Kuhn, Cheyenne Jackson, Debra Messing, Jessie Mueller, Will Chase and More
By Adam Hetrick
Judy Kuhn, Cheyenne Jackson, Debra Messing, Jessie Mueller, Colman Domingo and Will Chase will be part of the Vineyard Theatre's gala honoring Tony Award-winning actress Linda Lavin on March 12 in Manhattan.
Tony nominee Charles Busch (The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, The Divine Sister) and actress Julie Halston (Anything Goes, The Divine Sister) co-host the 6 PM event at the Hudson Theater that will also celebrate the work of playwright Nicky Silver and pay tribute to City National Bank.
Last September the Vineyard presented the extended debut of Silver's The Lyons, which featured Lavin (Other Desert Cities, Collected Stories, The Sisters Rosensweig).
In addition to Kuhn (Chess, Les Miserables), Jackson (Xanadu, Finian's Rainbow), Messing ("Smash," "Will & Grace"), Mueller (On a Clear Day...), Domingo (The Scottsboro Boys, Passing Strange) and Chase ("Smash," Rent), the evening will feature Hope Davis (God of Carnage), Jill Eikenberry ("L.A. Law"), Michael Tucker ("L.A. Law"), Celia Weston ("Alice," "The Village"), Tony Roberts (Xanadu, "Annie Hall"), John Guare (House of Blue Leaves, Six Degrees of Separation), Jim Caruso ("Cast Party" at Birdland), Billy Stritch (42nd Street), Veanne Cox (Caroline, or Change), Julia Murney (Wicked, The Wild Party) and Ann Harada (Avenue Q).
Carl Andress (The Visit, The Divine Sister) will direct the evening's entertainment.
Tickets for the evening for dinner and the performance range from $750-$2,000. Tables are $10,000, $15,000 and $20,000. Performance-only tickets are now on sale. For reservations phone (212) 353-3366, ext. 242.
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