In an original Landmark pairing, Broadway stars, Kerry Butler and Jarrod Spector will sparkle in this year's Spotlight Gala to be held on November 5, 2011 in the Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Main Street. This annual event will honor Leslie and Andy Abramowitz, Fern and Hersh Cohn, and The Johnson Family; Stuart, Elizabeth (Kase), Craig for their contributions to Landmark and the community. Gala Leadership includes Chairs Maggie and Stephen Black and Angela and Scott Jaggar and Honorary Chairs Angela Susan Anton, Jane and Robert Harding, Eric Krasnoff, Pall Corporation, Lillian McCormick and Dot and Ed Slade.
Kerry Butler was proclaimed "a belter and a pro" by Newsday. She made her Broadway debut as Belle in Beauty and the Beast which was followed with a string of other successful shows including Blood Brothers, Les Miserables, Little Shop of Horrors and Hairspray. Kerry received rave reviews for her Tony-nominated portrayal of "Clio/Kira" the lead role in Xanadu, the hit Broadway musical. Most recently, Kerry starred in Rock of Ages and Catch Me If You Can. On November 5th, Kerry will bring her fun and lively cabaret show, Faith, Trust & Pixie Dust to Landmark's Spotlight stage.
Jarrod Spector has spent a life in the theater and is currently starring as Frankie Valli in the Broadway hit show Jersey Boys. At age six, Jarrod appeared on the popular talent show Star Search winning week after week. Taking a break from showbiz, Jarrod finished High School, attended Princeton University and later, the Atlantic Theater Conservatory where he continued to hone his craft. Jarrod's cabaret show Major Hit, Minor Fall features songs ranging from the 1950's (Bobby Darrin) to current hits (Maroon 5).
This year's spotlight will shine as the pair will perform their solo shows as well as duets.
A Landmark tradition, a Gala reception follows the concert in the Spotlight Club - a beautiful tentEd Hall adjacent to the theater. Gala attendees will experience an assortment of quintessential and gourmet New York Cuisines that capture the heart of the post-Broadway Times Square eating experience. It will be a night to remember!
Throughout the 2011-12 Season, the Jeanne Rimsky Theater will present more than thirty-five events, including world-class performing artists of varied music genres, extensive children's programs, and the thought-provoking "Conversations from Main Street" series. Landmark remains a true community center, housing three pivotal not-for-profit organizations: the Port Washington Children's Center, Parent Resource Center and Teen Center that together provide services to more than 30,000 residents in the area. Funds raised at the Gala provide vital support for Landmark's increasingly diverse programming and enables us to continue to strengthen the spirit of the community.
For more information, or to join our Gala Leadership, call 516.767.2355, email email@example.com, or visit www.landmarkonmainsteet.org.