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Westport Playhouse To Honor Tony Winner Phylicia Rashad At Gala

Phylicia Rashad will be honored at a fund-raising gala for on Sept. 16 at Westport Country Playhouse.
Phylicia Rashad will be honored at a fund-raising gala for on Sept. 16 at Westport Country Playhouse. Photo Credit: Westport Country Playhouse

WESTPORT, Conn. -- The Westport Country Playhouse will honor Tony Award-winner Phylicia Rashad at a fundraising gala on Sept. 16.

Rashad, who directed Westport Country Playhouse’s “A Raisin in the Sun” last fall, won the Tony for best performance by a leading actress in a play for her portrayal of Lena Younger in the 2004 Broadway revival of the same play.

A cocktail party will begin at 5:45 p.m., followed by a 7 p.m. performance. Dinner with the evening’s artists and special guests will be at 8:30 p.m. A silent auction will be on-going throughout the evening.

Tickets range from $250 to $2,500. All proceeds will benefit the Westport Country Playhouse.

For more information or to purchase tickets contact Elizabeth Marks Juviler, special events coordinator, at 203-227-5137, Ext. 123, or ejuviler@westportplayhouse.org .

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