Mary Beth Peil, Norbert Leo Butz, et al. Set for Atlantic Theatre Company Gala, 3/5

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Atlantic Theater Company will present their annual Spring Gala Bring It On Home on Monday, March 5, 2012 at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers - a fantastic evening of soul music celebrating the upcoming re-opening of the company's beautifully renovated Linda Gross main stage theater.

The Gala will feature special appearances by Larry Bryggman, Jez Butterworth, Norbert Leo Butz, Kathryn Erbe, Giancarlo Esposito, Amanda Green, James Monroe Iglehart, Peter Maloney, Eloise Mumford, Elizabeth Olsen, Joan Osborne, Mary Beth Peil and Isiah Whitlock, Jr. toasting the historic $8M renovation to Atlantic's main stage theater as well as the accomplishments of the award-winning Off-Broadway theater company.

The evening will begin at 6:30pm and include cocktails and music, followed by dinner at 7:30pm and a star-studded performance and live auction.

Bring It On Home will take place at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, a welcoming and elegant space with floor-to-ceiling windows and scenic views of the Hudson River. In addition to great musical entertainment, the night will include a full cocktail hour, three-course dinner from Abigail Kirsch Catering, and a live auction with terrific packages secured by Auction Chair Wolf Hengst (President, Amala Holdings and Former President of Worldwide Hotel Operations, Four Seasons). Just three of the amazing packages available for bids include: a 10-day retreat to Thailand at two of the most renowned and exclusive resorts in the world; a luxurious stay in Paris at the Four Seasons George V, complete with dining from Alain Ducasse; and a trip to Los Angeles including accommodations at the Beverly Hills Hotel and dinner with Atlantic Ensemble Members William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman. Auction services will be provided by Nicholas D. Lowry, President of Swann Auction Galleries (www.swanngalleries.com).

Gala ticket prices begin at $1,000 and may be purchased by contacting Sam Horvath at 646-216-1086, via email at shorvath@atlantictheater.org, or at www.ticketcentral.com

Bring It On Home is Atlantic's most important fundraising event of the year. Gala contributions make up more than 25% of the total donations to Atlantic in an entire season and will benefit Atlantic's productions, new play development initiatives, and arts education programs for more than 3,000 public school students across New York City. These programs give children from underserved backgrounds the increasingly rare opportunity to express themselves creatively and promote in-school engagement.

Past Atlantic Galas have saluted Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award winning actress and Ensemble member Felicity Huffman, Atlantic co-founders William H. Macy and David Mamet, and Academy Award® winning Atlantic Ensemble member Mary Steenburgen and husband Emmy® and Golden Globe Award® winner Ted Danson.

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is the award-winning Off-Broadway theater that produces great plays simply and truthfully by utilizing an artistic ensemble. Atlantic believes that the story of a play and the intent of its playwright are at the core of the creative process. The plays in the Atlantic repertory, from both new and established playwrights, are boldly interpreted by today's finest theater artists and resonate with contemporary audiences.

Since its inception over 25 years ago, Atlantic has produced more than 125 plays, including: Tony Award® winning productions of Spring Awakening (Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik) and The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Martin McDonagh); world premieres of Almost an Evening and Offices (Academy Award® winner Ethan Coen); The Lieutenant of Inishmore and The Cripple of Inishmaan (Martin McDonagh); Romance (David Mamet); Through A Glass Darkly (Ingmar Bergman, adapted by Jenny Worton); Bluebird (Simon Stephens); Blue/Orange (Joe Penhall); Port Authority and Dublin Carol (Conor McPherson); Writer's Block (Woody Allen); revival of Hobson's Choice (Harold Brighouse); revivals of American Buffalo and Edmond (David Mamet); Dangerous Corner (J.B. Priestley, adapted and directed by David Mamet); Trumpery and The Cider House Rules (adapted by Peter Parnell); Celebration & The Room, The Collection & A Kind of Alaska and The Hothouse (Harold Pinter); Gabriel (Moira Buffini); Oohrah! (Bekah Brunstetter); Mojo and Parlour Song (Jez Butterworth); New York premieres of Boys' Life and The Lights (Howard Korder) at Lincoln Center Theater; Distant Fires (Kevin Heelan); The Joy of Going Somewhere Definite and Shaker Heights (Quincy Long); Minutes From The Blue Route (Tom Donaghy); Trafficking in Broken Hearts (Edwin Sánchez); Missing Persons (Craig Lucas).

During its history, Atlantic has garnered twelve Tony Awards®, eleven Lucille Lortel Awards, fifteen Obie Awards, seven Drama Desk Awards, five Outer Critics Circle Awards, and three Drama League Awards. Atlantic also operates The Atlantic Theater Company Acting School, which has an undergraduate program in conjunction with NYU, as well as a two-year professional acting program and a six-week intensive workshop every summer. Atlantic for Kids and the Educational Outreach Program partners with schools and teachers throughout the greater metropolitan area coordinating in-school visits of teaching artists and post-theater talkbacks.

www.atlantictheater.org

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