|Drama League News!|
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|Tuesday, 24 January 2012 16:51|
JOIN KRISTIN CHENOWETH
AT THE 28TH ANNUAL DRAMA LEAGUE GALA
ON FEBRUARY 6TH AT THE PIERRE HOTEL
LIVE ON-LINE AUCTION CONTINUES THROUGH FEBRUARY 5 AT 5PM
New York, NY (January 24, 2012) – The Drama League (Executive Director Gabriel Shanks; Gala Chairpersons Bonnie Comley and Stewart F. Lane) has announced that Norm Lewis and Brad Oscar have joined the roster of special guests for their 28th Annual Musical Celebration of Broadway honoring Tony® and EmmyAward®-winner Kristin Chenoweth, to be held on February 6, 2012 at the famed Pierre Hotel (2 East 61st Street). Designed by celebrity event planner Preston Bailey, the Gala supports the educational initiatives of The Drama League Directors Project.
Messers. Lewis and Oscar will join previously announced special guests Academy® and Tony Award®-winner Joel Grey, Tony Award®-winner Laura Benanti, Elaine Paige, Tony Award®-winner Donna Murphy, Cheyenne Jackson, Tony Award®-winner Debra Monk, Andrew Lippa, Marlo Thomas, Brent Barrett,Tony Award®-winner Carole Shelley, Josh Young, David Elder, Marni Nixon, Jason Graae, Eden Espinosa, Kevin Clash from “Sesame Street,” plus original and current cast members from the Broadway musical Wicked. Also joining the special guests will be Colin Bradbury, Grasan Kingsberry (On A Clear Day), announcer Bruce Barton, with a special performance by 7 actors chosen from NYC’s youth acting programs and productions: Martine Bowman (Tada! YouthTheater), Sofie Fusco (Tada! Youth Theater), Analia Heredia (Rosie’s Theater Kids), Petra Jevremov (Rosie’s Theater Kids), Andie Mechanic (The People in the Picture), Rachel Resheff (Mary Poppins), and Carly Rose Sonenclar (Wonderland).
This year The Drama League’s Gala will bring together 400 of New York City’s most influential arts supporters, celebrities, and luminaries for a black-tie evening of cocktails, dinner and the acclaimed, unforgettable one-night-only musical revue featuring dozens of stars from theater, film and television.
The evening’s special all-star tribute, directed by Evan Pappas, produced by Drama League Artistic Director Roger T. Danforth, with book by Stephen Cole and musical direction by Steve Freeman, will include selections from Wicked, “Glee,” You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Candide, Promises, Promises, Annie, The Music Man, Steel Pier, A New Brain, The Apple Tree, and many more.
The Benefit Gala raises much-needed funds for the vital education programs of The Drama League Directors Project. Since 1984, the Benefit Gala has honored exceptional artists whose talent and passion have served as a benchmark for others. Each year, an enthusiastic audience of 400 theatre lovers – comprised of recognizable names from the professional theatre community and society pages, as well as Drama League members and supporters – come out to support the Drama League Directors Project.
Since 1916, The Drama League of New York has been at the forefront of the American Theatre community, providing talent, audiences, and prosperous support. It is one of the nation’s oldest continuously-operating, not-for-profit arts advocacy and education organizations.
Through its programs, initiatives and events, The Drama League indelibly transforms the lives of artists and audiences by harnessing the unique social and creative dynamism of theatre. Its nationally-renowned, award-winning efforts have two vital goals: To train and nurture the artists of tomorrow and to deepen and strengthen the audience experience.
The Drama League’s 28th Annual Benefit Gala Online Auction is currently live through February 5 at 5pm at www.biddingforgood.com/thedramaleague with over forty-five exclusive and elegant items.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 January 2012 16:53|