Daly helps Albee celebrate honors

Vineyard Theater throws bash for writer

When the Vineyard Theater throws Edward Albee a party on Feb. 4 at the Rainbow Room, Tyne Daly will be there to cut the cake. Currently appearing in Albee’s new play “Me, Myself and I,” previewing at Princeton, N.J.’s McCarter Theater, Daly will join fellow emcee Bill Irwin in hosting the celebratory bash.

Albee has won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama three times — more than anyone except Eugene O’Neill. His plays “Peter and Jerry,” “The Sandbox,” “The American Dream” and “Occupant” are all being performed Off Broadway in the 2007-08 season, and “Me, Myself and I” is being talked about for a possible Broadway transfer, either in spring or fall, depending on theater availability.

The celebration marks Albee’s 50th year in the theater and comes a little more than a month shy of his 80th birthday. Other Albee vets scheduled to participate include Mercedes Ruehl (“The Goat,” “Occupant”) and Marian Seldes (“A Delicate Balance,” “Three Tall Women”).

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