Broderick, Carradine, Hawke, and More Set for The New Group's 2010 Gala Benefit Honoring Robyn Goodman, 1/25
Keith Carradine, Ann Harada, and Anika Larsen have joined The New Group's 2010 Gala Benefit to honor Robyn Goodman. Goodman will be presented the Michael Mendelson Award for Outstanding Commitment to Theater. The Gala will take place January 25th at B.B. King Blues Club and Grill and will be hosted by Wallace Shawn and Jeff Whitty.
The full lineup for the evening will include Matthew Broderick, Jill Clayburgh, Josh Hamilton, Ethan Hawke, Marin Ireland, Natasha Lyonne, Marsha Mason, Laurie Metcalf, John Pankow, Sam Shepard, Reshma Shetty, Maggie Siff, Frank Whaley, and Karen Young.
The Michael Mendelson Award for Outstanding Commitment to Theater was conceived in 2005 to recognize the extraordinary relationship Michael had with The New Group. For 10 years, Michael dedicated himself and all of his resources to building an organization that is both vibrant artistically and healthy financially. This award is given annually to honor individuals who, like Michael, have shown outstanding commitment to the theatrical community.
Robyn Goodman was the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Second Stage Theatre for 13 seasons and 50 plays. After leaving she spent four years as Supervising Producer of "One Life to Live" (six Emmy Awards) and two seasons as Director of Artistic Development at Manhattan Theater Club. Since forming her own Production Company, Aged in Wood, Off-Broadway she has produced Avenue Q, which received the Tony Award for Best Musical of 2004, In The Heights (Tony Award for Best Musical of 2008), and the current revival of West Side Story. Other Broadway credits include Metamophoses (Drama Desk Award), A Class Act (Tony nomination), Steel Magnolias, Barefoot in the Park, and High Fidelity. Off Broadway she produced Bat Boy, tick, tick... BOOM!, Our Lady of 121st Street, Red Light Winter and the award-winning Altar Boyz. She is currently the Artistic Consultant to The Roundabout Theatre Company.
Tickets/donations for the event range in price from $500 to $15,000 and are tax deductible. For more information about this year's event or to RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212.244.3380 (ext 314).
For more information, visit www.thenewgroup.org.
Photo Credit: Mike Lovett