Casts from this season's best Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals were featured in Manhattan Theatre Club's Spring Gala, Monday, May 9, at the New York Hilton. John Lithgow hosted the evening, which included numbers from Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, La Cage Aux Folles, Sweet Charity, Altar Boyz and Brooklyn the Musical along with special performances by Mario Cantone and Amanda "The Rose" McBroom.
The evening honored Manhattan Theatre Club Executive Producer Barry Grove on the 30th anniversary of his leadership at MTC. All monies raised from this annual event benefited MTC's extensive educational outreach programs, its acclaimed reading series, its musical theatre program, and its playwriting fellowship program.
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Pamela and Matthew Arkin (MTC's "Moonlight and Magnolias")
Cherry Jones (MTC's "Doubt") and Delta Burke ("Steel Magnolias")
Honoree Barry Grove (MTC Executive Producer) and wife Maggie Smith
David Hodgson (MTC Spring Gala Co-Chair)
Michael Coles (MTC Board Member)
Lynne Meadows (MTC Artistic Director, Producer - "Doubt" and Director - "Moonlight and Magnolias") and Husband Ron Shechtman
Walter Bobbie (Director "Sweet Charity")
Jeff Goldblum ("The Pillowman")
Douglas Sills (MTC's "Moonlight and Magnolias")
Jill Eikenberry (MTC's "A Picasso") and husband Michael Tucker
David Rasche (MTC's "Moonlight and Magnolias")
Polly Draper (MTC's "Brooklyn Boy")
John Lithgow ("Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" and Host for the Evening)
Amanda McBroom (Singer-Songwriter) and Joel Silverman
Frank Harts ("A Raisin In The Sun")
"Brooklyn's" Wil Swenson, Julie Reiber, Eden Espinosa, Horace V. Rogers and Shelly Thomas
"Altar Boyz", Andy Karl, David Josefsberg, Tyler Maynard, Ryan Duncan and Scott Porter
"Chitty, Chitty, Bang Bang!", Ellen Marlow, Erin Dilly amd Henry Hodges
Gregory Jbara ("Dirty Rotten Scoundrels")
Gary Beach ("La Cage aux Folles")
Gregory Jbara and Joanna Gleason ("Dirty Rotten Scoundrels")
The cast of "Sweet Charity"