Geoffrey Rush will be the toast of the New York theatre world this week (begs07Mar11) when he is feted by fellow Aussie stars Hugh Jackman and director Baz Luhrman for his critically-acclaimed performance in The Diary Of A Madman.
The Oscar nominee has wowed theatregoers since returning to the stage in February (11) at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (Bam), where he plays a civil servant driven mad in the adaptation of Nikolai Gogol's short story.
And Rush, who has been celebrated throughout awards season for his turn in The King's Speech, will be the guest of honour at the Bam Theater Gala on Thursday (10Mar11).
Guests including Jackman, Luhrman, Whoopi Goldberg and Susan Sarandon, who co-starred with Rush in Broadway hit Exit The King, will be among the stars paying tribute to the actor.