Capote's Black and White Ball took place on November 28, 1966 at the Grand Ballroom of the Plaza Hotel, and is sometimes referred to as the party of the century. He invited 540 of his closest friends, a venerable who's who of New York Society, politics, the literary world, and show business. The guest of honor was Katharine Graham, owner of
The Washington Post
, and all in attendance were asked to wear masks. The ball has become such a big part of New York lore that when the 50
anniversary rolled around in November, several major publications published articles to remind everyone what all the fuss was about.
PBD's Black & White Ball will have its very own Truman Capote, actor Rob Donohoe, serve as host. Donohoe received accolades for his portrayal of the author in PBD's recent production of Jay Presson Allen's Tru. Music will be provided by George Lilly and the Half Fast All Stars, back by popular demand for the second straight year.
Proceeds from the benefit will support PBD. Individual tickets are $600 and Tables of Ten are $6,000.
All tickets are tax deductible as provided by law.
Sponsorships are still available.
The evening's honorary chairs are Marlene and Martin Silver.
The Cohen Pavilion at the Kravis Center is conveniently located at 701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach. For reservations and additional information, contact Leslie Mandell at
(561) 514-4042 x106.