Founder and President Arlene Dahl and producer Martin Richards hosted an evening of song to benefit The Broadway Walk of Stars Foundation. The gala was held at Richard's River House apartment.
Kelli O'Hara entertained guests with her magnificent vocal talent, and attendees included theater legends Polly Bergen and Phyllis Newman.
The Broadway Walk of Stars Foundation's mission is to recognize and celebrate the legends of theater, motion pictuers, television, music, and dance, and embed specially designed stars with the names of these legends, in the sidewalks throughout Times Square area. Carol Channing has been selected to be the first artist to receive a star (for "Theater") on Broadway.
As one of the first actresses to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Arlene Dahl is spearheading The Broadway Walk of Stars Foundation as the project's Founder and President.
Legendary Broadway producer Martin Richards opened his River House home to this star studded event. He was the producer of such stage shows as the Pulitzer Prize-winning Crimes of the Heart, The Life, The Will Rogers Follies, La Cage Aux Folles and On the Twentieth Century. He is also the Oscar Winning producer of the film Chicago.
Kelli O'Hara was nominated for a TONY for her current role as Nellie Forbush in South Pacific. She was also TONY nominated for The Pajama Game opposite Harry Connick Jr. (Tony, Drama Desk, OCC nominations) and The Light in the Piazza (Tony and OCC nominations). Other Broadway credits include Sweet Smell of Success opposite John Lithgow, Sondheim's Follies, Dracula, and Jekyll & Hyde. She recently released her first album Wonder in the World on Ghostlight Records.