Whoopi Goldberg
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
Whoopi Goldberg
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
Whoopi Goldberg and Elaine Stritch will be among the honorees at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting's Stella by Starlight fundraising gala to be held at the home of Antonio "LA" Reid on October 19. The event will raise money for the Studio's work and the capital campaign that will underwrite the transformation of its current facility into an arts complex, the Adler Center for the Arts.

James Gandolfini will be on hand to present Stritch with the Stella Adler Award. Ruby Dee will be presenting the Marlon Brando Award to Goldberg.

Debra Wasser and Bennett Zier will also be honored at the benefit. Additionally, Muriel Siebert will present Suzanne Shank with The Harold Clurman Corporate Award, which recognizes outstanding commitment and contributions to the theatrical community.

For tickets and further information, visit www.stellaadler.com.