Pioneering talk show host Phil Donahue and veteran actor Brian Dennehy will be at the Club House at Harbor Links in Port Washington on Saturday evening, Feb. 16, for a program called “Dennehy by Donahue.”
Presented by the Gold Coast International Film Festival, the event offers a retrospective on the life and career Dennehy, a Chaminade High School alum.
Donahue will interview Dennehy about growing up on Long Island and Connecticut, his challenges breaking into acting, and his triumphs in film, theater and television.
"We are so proud to have Mr. Dennehy as our guest for this special presentation,” said Regina Keller Gil, executive director for the Great Neck Arts Center, in a statement. “He is a world class star and performer, with so many awards to his credit.”
“To add to our excitement will be the presence of Mr. Donahue, who is a trailblazer and a star in his own right, coming out our way for the first time,” she added. “We hope to impress him with the high quality of our Long Island community and give him and Mr. Dennehy a world class welcome."
Pricing is $50 per person for VIP Seating, which includes a meet-and-greet with Dennehy, scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m., and a dessert reception. Also available, a $25 general seating tickets includes the dessert reception. All proceeds to benefit the Great Neck Arts Center, which was recently purchased by the Town of North Hempstead.