Vineyard Theatre's 2019 Gala Will Honor Colman Domingo
Posted by: Official_Press_Release 05:33 pm EST 02/04/19


MONDAY, MAY 6, 2019


Vineyard Theatre’s Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern and Managing Director Suzanne Appel announce that the company’s 2019 Gala fundraiser will celebrate Tony, Olivier, Drama Desk, and Drama League Award nominated artist and Vineyard Board Member, Colman Domingo. The annual benefit Gala will take place on Monday, May 6, 2019, beginning at 6:30pm at Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street).

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern said, “Colman Domingo is an extraordinary artist and human being, and we can’t wait to celebrate him at our upcoming gala. We have had the great fortune of collaborating with Colman over many years at The Vineyard, from his Lucille Lortel-winning solo show A BOY AND HIS SOUL, to his Tony-nominated performance in THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, to the New York premiere of his acclaimed play, DOT. He is a multifaceted artist and storyteller whose work in the theatre and on screen—in If Beale Street Could Talk, Selma, "Fear the Walking Dead" and many more—evinces his humanity, hilarity, and passionate creative spirit. We are honored to have him as an advocate on The Vineyard's Board of Directors, and to join in celebrating his ongoing contributions to the arts and to our lives."

The Vineyard's Gala event will include a cocktail hour and auction, dinner, and performances featuring artists of stage and screen, to be announced. Recent Vineyard galas have included Liza Minnelli, Bebe Neuwirth, Brandon Victor Dixon, Danielle Brooks, Savion Glover, Betty Buckley, Jessie Mueller, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Ira Glass, and more. Tables are $25,000, $15,000 and $10,000, and individual tickets are $2,500, $1,500 and $1,000. Tickets can be purchased by emailing gala@vineyardtheatre.org, calling 212-353-3366, ext. 1227, or visiting https://www.vineyardtheatre.org/vineyard-theatre-2019-gala. Funds raised will benefit The Vineyard’s 2018-2019 Season.

Tony, Olivier, Drama Desk, and Drama League Award nominated artist Colman Domingo's plays include DOT (Samuel French), WILD WITH HAPPY (Dramatist Play Service) and A BOY AND HIS SOUL (Oberon Books), among others. He co-wrote the Broadway musical SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL. His Barrymore Award-winning musical LIGHTS OUT: NAT KING COLE had its West Coast premiere at the Geffen Playhouse this winter. His work has been produced by The Vineyard (where he serves on the Board), The Public, Humana Festival of New American Plays, New York Stage and Film, A.C.T, The Tricycle Theater in London, Brisbane Powerhouse in Australia, among others. He is the recipient of Lucille Lortel, Obie, AUDELCO and GLAAD awards for his work. His theater career of over 28 years spans The West End, Broadway, Off-Broadway, Australia, France and regional theaters across America. The multi-hyphenate has two television series in the works for AMC and HBO, both of which he will EP and write. He has starred in films such as Selma, Lincoln, The Butler, and The Birth of a Nation. He recently starred in the heralded film If Beale Street Could Talk, directed by Barry Jenkins and in AMC's tv series "Fear the Walking Dead."

Vineyard Theatre is one of the country's preeminent centers for the creation and production of new plays and musicals. The Vineyard is committed to creating an artistic home for daring and diverse artists, to nurturing their unique voices, and to engaging audiences in work that challenges all of us to see ourselves and our world from new perspectives, and that pushes the boundaries of what theatre can be and do. The Vineyard has consistently premiered provocative, groundbreaking works by both emerging and renowned artists. The 2018-19 Season launched with the New York premiere of Ngozi Anwanywu’s GOOD GRIEF, a New York Times Critics’ Pick, directed by Awoye Timpo. Notable productions developed and premiered by The Vineyard include the world-premiere of David Cale’s HARRY CLARKE, directed by Leigh Silverman and starring Billy Crudup (2018 Drama Desk, Obie, Lucille Lortel, Off Broadway Alliance and Outer Critics Circle awards); Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman’s INDECENT, which transferred to Broadway, winning two 2016 Tony Awards; two Pulitzer Prize-winning plays, Paula Vogel's HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE and Edward Albee's THREE TALL WOMEN; Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ Pulitzer Prize finalist GLORIA; Nicky Silver's THE LYONS; Marx, Lopez and Whitty's Tony Award-winning musical AVENUE Q; Kander and Ebb's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS (12 Tony Award nominations); Bell and Bowen's Obie Award-winning [title of show]; Lanie Robertson’s LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR AND GRILL; Polly Pen‘s GOBLIN MARKET; Tarell Alvin McCraney's WIG OUT!; Becky Mode’s FULLY COMMITTED; Jenny Schwartz’ GOD’S EAR; Will Eno's MIDDLETOWN; Colman Domingo's DOT; Michael Mayer and Peter Lerman’s BROOKLYNITE; Jordan Harrison’s THE AMATEURS, THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE by John Kander and David Thompson and directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman, and many more. The Vineyard is proud to have been honored with special Drama Desk, Obie and Lucille Lortel awards for artistic excellence.

Vineyard Theatre’s leadership includes Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern, and Managing Director Suzanne Appel.

The Vineyard's 2018-19 Season continues with the world-premiere of Jeremy O. Harris’ “Daddy”, directed by Danya Taymor, a co-production with The New Group, beginning performances on February 12 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street). The New York premiere of Mara Nelson-Greenberg’s DO YOU FEEL ANGER? directed by Margot Bordelon begins performances March 13 at Vineyard Theatre (108 East 15th Street) and will conclude the season.

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