|Roundabout announces $25 Virtual Gala Access & Special Guests|
|Posted by: Official_Press_Release 04:43 pm EDT 05/13/21|
|$25 VIRTUAL ACCESS NOW AVAILABLE!
ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY
2021 GALA: “Curtain Up, Light The Lights!”
Celebrating the Return of Live Theatre. Live in Central Park.
Starring Tony & Olivier Award winner
THE NEW YORK POPS
& TITUSS BURGESS
With special virtual appearances by Roundabout alumni
Rachel Brosnahan, Whoopi Goldberg, Emma Stone,
Blair Underwood and Vanessa Williams
Monday, June 7, 2021
Rumsey Playfield, Central Park
Roundabout Theatre Company’s (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) RTC alumna and friend Jane Krakowski (Tony Award nominee, She Loves Me; Tony Award winner, Nine) will star in the 2021 Gala celebrating the long-awaited return to live theatre. This year’s special hybrid event “Curtain Up, Light the Lights!” will happen live in Central Park on Monday, June 7.
Fans can watch a virtual stream of the performance - captured live in the park - for a minimum donation of $25.
Krakowski will be joined by The New York Pops and her “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” co-star Tituss Burgess in a unique concert created exclusively for the special occasion. The evening will celebrate the Save Our Stages Act, accepted by Co-Sponsor Senator Charles E. Schumer.
Roundabout is thrilled to also welcome virtual appearances by Rachel Brosnahan (The Big Knife), Whoopi Goldberg (Damn Yankees!), Emma Stone (Cabaret), Blair Underwood (A Soldier’s Play), Vanessa Williams (Sondheim on Sondheim) and surprise special guests.
The most current of COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place, including social distancing, face coverings, and testing or proof of vaccination for attendance.
All proceeds from the 2021 Gala benefit Roundabout Theatre Company’s myriad programs happening during the shutdown, safety protocols when theater opens again, and support for hundreds of artists and technicians who are eagerly awaiting the return to work.
The in-person Gala will begin with staggered safety arrivals at 5:30 PM and include a seated dinner, a live auction and the special concert performance. The one-night only virtual stream will begin at 8:15 PM.
The evening is being co-chaired by Samantha Rudin Earls and David Earls and Johannes “Johs” Worsoe, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group. Vice Chairs include Cynthia and Ron Beck, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Roxanne and Scott Bok, Mardee Brown and Jeff Libert, Karen Calby, Michael T. Cohen, Colliers International NY LLC, John and Colleen Cook, Susan and Ed Forst, Sylvia Golden, Kiendl and John Gordon, Jeanne and Tom Hagerty, Meryl Hartzband, Tom and Kitty Patterson Kempner, Stephanie and Ron Kramer, Sanda and Jerry Lambert, Alan P. Mark and Jeffrey Fraenkel, Mary Solomon, Beryl Snyder and Steve Trost, Jennifer and Owen Thomas, Diane and Tom Tuft. The Live Appeal Matching Gift Sponsor is Capital One. The concert performance is underwritten by Dr. Taylor W. Lawrence and Dr. Ryan P. Shelhamer.
Gala Tickets range from $2,500 - $10,000 and include seating for the dinner and performance in-person at the $5,000 and $10,000 levels, and access to the virtual stream and dinner delivered to your home at the $2,500 level. Gala Tables start at $25,000 and include a table of six for dinner and the performance, with $50,000 and $100,000 Tables including a table of eight. All tickets and table levels can be adjusted to a virtual experience with dinner delivered to your home.
To purchase tickets or a table to Roundabout’s 2021 Gala, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information: www.roundabouttheatre.org/gala
Roundabout Theatre Company recently launched The Refocus Project, a multi-year project to elevate and restore marginalized plays to the American canon. The first series of Refocus play readings, presented in association with Black Theatre United, spotlights twentieth-century Black plays and their playwrights: Angelina Weld Grimké, Shirley Graham Du Bois, Samm-Art Williams and still upcoming Zora Neale Hurston (Spunk: May 14-17), Alice Childress (Wine in the Wilderness: May 21-24). Year two will focus on Latinx playwrights.
Roundabout Theatre Company celebrates the power of theatre by spotlighting classics from the past, cultivating new works of the present, and educating minds for the future. A not-for-profit company, Roundabout fulfills that mission by producing familiar and lesser-known plays and musicals; discovering and supporting talented playwrights; reducing the barriers that can inhibit theatergoing; collaborating with a diverse team of artists; building educational experiences; and archiving over five decades of production history.
Roundabout Theatre Company presents a variety of plays, musicals and new works on its five stages: Broadway’s American Airlines Theatre, Studio 54 and Stephen Sondheim Theatre, and Off-Broadway’s Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, which houses the Laura Pels Theatre and Black Box Theatre.
American Airlines is the official airline of Roundabout Theatre Company. Roundabout productions are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
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