Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception

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Stars including Chita Rivera, Liza Minnelli, Mario Cantone, Kristin Chenoweth, Jason Danieley, Norm Lewis, Debra Monk, Julia Murney, Karen Ziemba, Heidi Blickenstaff celebrated all things Kander and Ebb last night at the Vineyard Theatre's Annual Gala yesterday evening, March 8. Lead by Tony Award-winning host David Hyde Pierce (Kander & Ebb's CURTAINS), the crowd paid tribute to the work of Kander and his late collaborator Fred Ebb.

Vineyard Theatre honored John Kander in conjunction with its world premiere of the musical THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS -- with music and lyrics by John Kander &Fred Ebb, book by David Thompson, and direction and choreography by Susan Stroman - currently in previews and opening officially on March 10 at Vineyard Theatre.

John Kander and Fred Ebb wrote some of the most beloved and enduring musicals in theatre history during their four decade-long partnership, the longest of its kind in musical theatre history. Their works include: FLORA, THE RED MENACE; CABARET (two Tony Awards - Best Musical and Best Composer and Lyricist); ZORBA; CHICAGO (Olivier Award); WOMAN OF THE YEAR (Tony Award, Best Original Score); KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN (Tony Award, Best Original Score); CURTAINS; THE VISIT and ALL ABOUT US. Kander and Ebb also collaborated for film and television on such memorable works as LIZA WITH A Z (Emmy Award); HBO's Liza Minnelli'S STEPPING OUT (Emmy Award); the films FUNNY LADY (Oscar nominated for "How Lucky Can You Get"); LUCKY LADY; NEW YORK, NEW YORK; STEPPING OUT and CHICAGO (Oscar nominated for Best Song). They are the recipients of two Grammy Awards - for the Original Cast Album of CABARET and for the Musical Show Album of CHICAGO, and in 1998, they received the Kennedy Center Honors award for Lifetime Achievement.

The 2010 Gala tribute performance was directed by Jen Bender, with musical direction and accompaniment by Paul Masse.

Vineyard Theatre opened its 2009-10 season with the critically acclaimed A BOY AND HIS SOUL, written and performed by Colman Domingo. This spring, in addition to the aforementioned production of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, The Vineyard will produce the world premiere of Adam Rapp's THE METAL CHILDREN, starring Billy Crudup and the new musical THE BURNT PART BOYS, by Mariana Elder, Nathan Tysen and Chris Miller, directed by Joe Calarco; which will be a co-production with Playwrights Horizons.

Vineyard Theatre is under the guidance of Douglas Aibel, Artistic Director, and Jennifer Garvey-Blackwell, Executive Director. For more information, visit www.vineyardtheatre.org.

Photo Credit: Linda Lenzi

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
Host David Hyde Pierce

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
David Hyde Pierce

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
Honoree John Kander (The Scottsboro Boys Music and Lyrics)

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
Liza Minnelli

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
The Vineyard Theatre cast of The Scottsboro Boys with John Kander: Derrick Cobey, Coleman Domingo, ChristIan White, Cody Ryan Wise, Brandon Victor Dixon, Rodney Hicks and Josh Breckenridge

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
The Vineyard Theatre cast of The Scottsboro Boys with John Kander: Derrick Cobey, Coleman Domingo, ChristIan White, Cody Ryan Wise, Brandon Victor Dixon, Rodney Hicks and Josh Breckenridge

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
Josh Breckenridge (The Scottsboro Boys)

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
Judy Kuhn and Josh Breckenridge (The Scottsboro Boys)

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
Judy Kuhn

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
Derrick Baskin

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
Jennifer Garvey-Blackwell (Vineyard Theatre Executive Director), John Kander and Douglas Aibel (Vineyard Theatre Artistic Director)

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
Julius Thomas III (The Scottsboro Boys) and Jennifer Garvey-Blackwell

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
KendRick Jones (The Scottsboro Boys), Rodney Hicks (The Scottsboro Boys), Brandon Victor Dixon (The Scottsboro Boys) and Cody Ryan Wise (The Scottsboro Boys)

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
John Cullum (The Scottsboro Boys)

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
Forrest McClendon (The Scottsboro Boys), Sharon Washington (The Scottsboro Boys) and Colman Domingo (The Scottsboro Boys)

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
Nathan Tysen and Chris Miller

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
Hunter Bell, Nathan Tysen and Chris Miller

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
Cody Ryan Wise (The Scottsboro Boys)

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
Derrick Cobey (The Scottsboro Boys) and ChristIan White (The Scottsboro Boys)

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
Michael Berresse, Hunter Bell and Jeff Bowen

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
David Loud and James Clow

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
Chita Rivera

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
Nicole Fosse and Chita Rivera

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
Nicole Fosse and Chita Rivera

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
Nicole Fosse and Chita Rivera

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
Sarah Stern (Vineyard Theatre Associate Artistic Director) and Adam Rapp

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
Sarah Stern and Adam Rapp

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
Susan Stroman (The Scottsboro Boys Director/Choreographer)

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
Sean Bradford (The Scottsboro Boys)

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
Shaniqua Moses (Vineyard Theatre Intern), Stephanie Rodriguez (Vineyard Theatre Intern), Nico Milland (Member of the Vineyard Theatre Student Company) and Sabrina Arnold (Member of the Vineyard Theatre Student Company)

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
Shaniqua Moses (Vineyard Theatre Intern), Stephanie Rodriguez (Vineyard Theatre Intern), Nico Milland (Member of the Vineyard Theatre Student Company) and Sabrina Arnold (Member of the Vineyard Theatre Student Company)

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
Debra Monk

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
Kristen Childs

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
Heidi Blickenstaff and Julia Murney

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
Heidi Blickenstaff and Julia Murney

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
Zeljko Ivanek

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
Kristin Chenoweth

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
Kristin Chenoweth

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
Kristin Chenoweth

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
Mario Cantone

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
Jen Bender and Sarah Stern

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
Karen Ziemba

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
Derrick Baskin

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
Hunter Bell

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
Kathleen Chalfant

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
Kristin Chenoweth and Mario Cantone

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
Kristin Chenoweth and Mario Cantone

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
Joel Grey and John Kander

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
John Kander and Liza Minnelli

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
John Kander and Liza Minnelli

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
Judy Kuhn and Jason Danieley

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
Karen Ziemba and Joel Grey

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
Mario Cantone and Jerry Dixon

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
Jerry Dixon, Debra Monk and Mario Cantone

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
Karen Ziemba and David Hyde Pierce

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
Karen Ziemba and David Hyde Pierce

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
Karen Ziemba and David Hyde Pierce

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
Joel Grey and Chita Rivera

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
Norm Lewis and Jason Danieley

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
Karen Ziemba, David Hyde Pierce and Debra Monk

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
Joel Grey and Mario Cantone

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
Mario Cantone and Norm Lewis

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
Colman Domingo and Norm Lewis

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception
Chita Rivera and Debra Monk

Photo Coverage: Kander Celebration @ Vineyard - Arrivals and Reception

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