Cui Bono: Benefit Roundup


13P, the pellucid playwright’s collective, will celebrate themselves with a benefit entitled “The Secret Lives of Ps,” revealing playwrights’ hidden talents (singing and cake baking feature). Directed by Peter Dubois and hosted by Douglas Carter Beane, it will feature Estelle Parsons, Lisa Kron, David Grimm, and 13P member Sheila Callaghan. Tickets include reserved seating at Joe’s Pub and admission to a post-show reception and silent auction.

Sunday April 29, 7pm.
Tickets: $100, 212-967-7555 or or

Hosted by Moet Hennessy (best host ever!), the Classical Theatre of Harlem gala will unfurl in a rather classical setting, Columbia University’s Low Library. Honorees include New York State Lieutenant Governor David A. Paterson, Tony nominee André De Shields, and cable star Wendell Pierce. Mario Van Peebles will MC. Cocktails, entertainment, dinner, and auction feature.

Monday, May 7, 6pm.
Tickets: $250, 212-868-4444.