Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents its annual 2012 Spring Gala honoring Academy Award, Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Rob Marshall.
On Monday, March 12th, 2012 Roundabout will celebrate Rob Marshall, with the 2012 Spring Gala: From Screen to Stage. Rob Marshall began his career with Roundabout working on celebrated musicals such as She Loves Me, Company, Little Me and the Tony Award®-winning Cabaret. When Hollywood beckoned, he directed and choreographed the biggest film musical in years, the Academy Award® winning Chicago, the summer blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and the star studded NINE among others. Roundabout is proud to honor Mr. Marshall with the Jason Robards Award for Theatrical Excellence. He will be joined by stars from stage & screen for a special evening created by his Tony Award winning sister Kathleen Marshall with Musical Direction and Arrangements by David Krane at the Hammerstein Ballroom (311 West 34th Street, NYC).
Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2012 Spring Gala will begin at 7:00PM with dinner and a live auction, followed by a special musical tribute to Mr. Marshall. Leadership ticket buyers are also invited to a private VIP cocktail party with guest artists and other entertainment VIP's at 6:00PM. Wine and spirits are donated by Diageo Chateau and Estates Inc., ROKK Vodka, and Blackwell Fine Jamaican Rum.
The musical tribute will begin at 9:00PM, hosted by Martin Short, and feature performances by Christine Baranski, Boyd Gaines, Victor Garber, Donna Murphy, Kelli O’Hara and Bernadette Peters. Richard Gere will introduce a special video montage of Rob’s films. Celebrity attendees include Jane Alexander, Alec Baldwin, Matthew Broderick, Blair Brown, Matt Cavenaugh, Margaret Colin, Kristin Chenoweth, Jim Dale, Gordon Edelstein, Nora Ephron, Katie Finneran, Santino Fontana, Alexander Gemignani, Paul Gemignani. Joanna Gleason, Sam Gold, Carla Gugino, Joel Grey, Jessica Hecht, Jayne Houdyshell, Doug Hughes, Marin Ireland, Cherry Jones, John Kander, Carol Kane, Steve Kazee, Jane Krakowski, LaChanze, James Lapine, William Ivey Long, Joe Masteroff, Michael McGrath, John McMartin, Debra Monk, Martha Plimpton, David Rabe, Lily Rabe, Phylicia Rashad, Theresa Rebeck, Sherie Rene Scott, John Slattery, Alex Timbers, Tony Walton, Maury Yeston. All celebrity appearances are subject to change.