Laura Linney is among the initial lineup announced for Manhattan Theatre Club's 2017 fall benefit honoring Harold Prince.
Laura Linney is among the initial lineup announced for Manhattan Theatre Club's 2017 fall benefit honoring Harold Prince.
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Manhattan Theatre Club announced an initial lineup of special guests to honor Harold Prince at its 2017 fall benefit on Monday, October 23, at 583 Park Avenue.

Jason Alexander, Joel Grey, Norm Lewis, Laura Linney, Marin Mazzie, Jeffrey Seller, members of the cast of Prince of Broadway, and more will participate in the event. All of them are colleagues and friends of Prince's from his more than 60 years in the business. Programming is subject to change.

Richard Maltby will direct the evening. The creative team will include Steve Brady (lighting design), Dan Gearhard (sound design), and James Sampliner (musical director), with James Fitzsimmons and Jereme Kyle Lewis as stage managers.

Prince, described as "a longtime friend to Manhattan Theatre Club," is the subject of the aforementioned new Broadway musical Prince of Broadway, which recounts his illustrious career helping shepherd shows like Company, Follies, Sweeney Todd, She Loves Me, Cabaret, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Fiddler on the Roof, West Side Story, and many other shows to the stage.

Prince of Broadway, which features words and music from many of the shows that have earned Prince his record 21 Tony Awards, has a book by two-time Tony Award nominee David Thompson (The Scottsboro Boys), new songs, arrangements, orchestration, and music supervision by three-time Tony winner Jason Robert Brown (The Bridges of Madison County), codirection and choreography by five-time Tony winner Susan Stroman (Bullets Over Broadway), and direction by Prince himself.

For more information on the benefit, click here.

For tickets to Prince of Broadway, click here.