Vineyard Theatre's annual Gala, this year celebrating the institution's 30th Anniversary, will take place at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street) tonight, March 18, 2013 beginning at 6:00 p.m. (cocktails at 6:00pm, dinner at 7:30pm and performance at 8:30pm).
Single tickets (starting at $750) and tables of 10 are available by contacting The Vineyard's Development Office at 212-353-3366 x242 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Balcony-level tickets to the performance only are $125 each (which includes an open bar) and are available by contacting (212) 353-3366 x227 or email@example.com.
This year's milestone gala show, directed by Carl Andress (THE DIVINE SISTER) and hosted by Colman Domingo (THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, A BOY AND HIS SOUL), celebrates the theatre's musical theatre history. The all-star performances from award-winning Vineyard musicals will include Mandy Gonzalez (singing from ELI'S COMIN'); Judy Kuhn (singing from DREAM TRUE); Hunter Bell, Susan Blackwell, Heidi Blickenstaff and Jeff Bowen from [title of show] and NOW. HERE. THIS.; Angela Grovey, McKenzie Frye and Rebecca Naomi Jones from WIG OUT!; and John Tartaglia, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Rick Lyon, Ann Harada, and Jordan Gelber, original cast members from AVENUE Q, in honor of the 10th anniversary of the show's premiere at The Vineyard.
Among the renowned Vineyard artists and friends also scheduled to appear that evening are Patricia Clarkson (RAISED IN CAPTIVITY, THE MAIDEN'S PRAYER), Billy Crudup (THE METAL CHILDREN), John Cullum (THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS), Academy Award-nominated actor and playwright Jesse Eisenberg, Kathryn Erbe (CHECKERS), Pulitzer Prize finalist Adam Rapp; award-winning playwright Nicky Silver (THE LYONS, PTERODACTYLS), David Strathairn (STRANGER), and more.
The 2013 Vineyard Gala Leadership Committee includes Kathleen and Henry Chalfant, City National Bank/Richard V. McCune, Jill & Jim Gabbe, Ken & Rande Greiner, John Kander, Linda Lavin & Steve Bakunas, Julianne Moore & Bart Freundlich, Annette Stover & Richard Feiner, and David Schwartz & Trudy Zohn.
The Vineyard Theatre's leadership and staff includes Douglas Aibel (Artistic Director), Sarah Stern (Co-Artistic Director), Jennifer Garvey-Blackwell (Executive Producer), Michael Page (General Manager), Veronica Bainbridge (Development Director), and Eric Pargac (Marketing Director).