2014 BENEFIT GALA
6 pm curtain
Last season, Coyote StageWorks’ one-night-only, star-studded benefit of THE WOMEN turned out to be one of the most talked about events of the year. The Annenberg stage was filled with celebrities reading the hysterical words of Clare Boothe Luce’s classic play. The entire evening was a huge success and sold out almost immediately. This year, CSW is at it again with another classic comedy, this time by Kaufman and Hart with a huge roster of stars to delight desert audiences! Stay tuned as we roll out another spectacular cast that is guaranteed to be a night you’ll never forget!
Written by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, The Man Who Came to Dinner opened on Broadway 75 years ago and ran for 739 performances, which makes it a perfect fit to celebrate the Palm Springs Art Museum’s 75th Anniversary! It was most recently revived on Broadway in 2000 with Nathan Lane in the role of Sheridan Whiteside.
Scheduled to Appear**:
Stefanie Powers (Hart to Hart)
Christopher Atkins (The Blue Lagoon, Dallas)
G. W. Bailey (Major Crimes, The Closer, Police Academy)
Joyce Bulifant (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Airplane!)
Jim J. Bullock (Too Close For Comfort, Hollywood Squares, Broadway’s HAIRSPRAY)
Mo Gaffney (Absolutely Fabulous, The Kathy and Mo Show: Parallel Lives)
Phillip P. Keene (Major Crimes, The Closer)
Fred Willard (Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, Everybody Loves Raymond)
Alix Korey (Kissing Jessica Stein)
Sal Mistretta (Law & Order)
Daphne Zuniga (Melrose Place, The Sure Thing, Space Balls)
Patrick Richwood (Pretty Woman, Beaches, The Runaway Bride)
Along with local favorites:
Annette Bloch; Patrick Evans; “Bulldog” Bill Feingold; Gary Hall; Barbara & Jerry Keller; Terri Ketover; and Tony Marchese.
More Stars to Come!
(** Artists Subject to Change Without Notice.)
$500 (includes $400 donation and VIP/Cast Reception following performance) $250 (includes $150 donation and VIP/Cast Reception following performance) $125 (includes $70 donation) $75 (includes $30 donation)