Last night, January 23, 2012 The Old Vic hosted a Gala evening of entertainment, Old Vic New York, at Gotham Hall, New York City. Hosted by Stephen Fry, the evening included a number of British and American personalities taking to the stage, as part of this one off theatrical extravaganza led by Kevin Spacey. BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities and brings you photo coverage below!
Supported by notable talent including Jeff Goldblum and Kim Cattrall, theatre-goers were treated to musical numbers, sketches, comedy and more - the perfect way to spend a cold January evening, celebrating 193 years of The Old Vic. Proceeds from the benefit support The American Associates of The Old Vic, a non-profit organization that supports the work of The Old Vic and in particular its commitment to presenting American plays and collaborating with American Artists.
Support from the evening will further The Old Vic’s ambition of uniting American and British theatre practitioners and of providing professional development to emerging talent through transatlantic cultural exchange.
During artistic director Kevin Spacey’s eight years at The Old Vic, the theatre has produced nine American plays, employed over three dozen America artists, nurtured over three hundred emerging theatre practitioners and has shared seven productions with American audiences, including A Moon for the Misbegotten in 2007 and The Norman Conquests in 2009.
Photo Credit: Peter James Zielinski
Jeff Goldblum and Emilie Livingston
Peter J. Solomon and Susan Solomon