CONDOLA RASHAD TO HOST MTC GALA @ CIPRIANI
Manhattan Theatre Club will present its annual Spring Gala on Monday, May 14 at Cipriani 42nd Street (110 East 42nd Street), hosted by four-time Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad, who is currently starring in Saint Joan at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, featuring performances by many of the most acclaimed musicals on Broadway including The Band’s Visit, Escape to Margaritaville, Frozen, Mean Girls, Once On This Island, SpongeBob SquarePants, and SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical. All performances are subject to change.
The evening will be directed by Richard Maltby Jr. The creative team includes Jason Lyons (lighting design), Leon Rothenberg (sound design), and Justin Hornback (music direction).
The MTC Spring Gala co-chairs are Matthew C. Blank, Marie T. Gallagher (SVP and Controller, PepsiCo), and Thomas F. Secunda (Founding Partner, Bloomberg).
The Spring Gala begins with cocktails at 7 PM, followed by dinner and the gala performance beginning at approximately 9:15 PM. All proceeds from this annual event will support MTC’s mission as a leading non-profit theatre company developing and producing contemporary plays on and off-Broadway, as well as its renowned education program, which deepens students’ understanding of themselves and the world through the medium of theatre.
Individual tickets for MTC’s Spring Gala, including cocktails, dinner, and the show, are available for $5,000, $3,500, and $2,500. Tables of 10 are also available for $50,000, $35,000, and $25,000. Tickets can be purchased online at www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com/gala or by calling (212) 399-3000, ext. 4147.
Manhattan Theatre Club, under the leadership of Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and Executive Producer Barry Grove, has become one of the country’s most prominent and prestigious theatre companies. Over the past four and a half decades, MTC productions have earned numerous awards including 7 Pulitzer Prizes and 23 Tony Awards. MTC has a Broadway home at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) and two Off-Broadway theatres at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street). Renowned MTC productions include the 2018 Pulitzer Prize winner Cost of Living by Martyna Majok; Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes; August Wilson’s Jitney and The Piano Lesson; Heisenberg by Simon Stephens; The Father by Florian Zeller with translation by Christopher Hampton; Fool For Love by Sam Shepard; Airline Highway by Lisa D’Amour; Casa Valentina by Harvey Fierstein; Outside Mullingar and Doubt by John Patrick Shanley; The Commons of Pensacola by Amanda Peet; Murder Ballad by Julia Jordan and Juliana Nash; The Assembled Parties by Richard Greenberg; Wit by Margaret Edson; Venus in Fur by David Ives; Good People and Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire; The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez; Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies; Ruined by Lynn Nottage; Proof by David Auburn; The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife by Charles Busch; Love! Valour! Compassion! by Terrence McNally; Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley; and Ain’t Misbehavin’, the Fats Waller musical.