Photo Coverage: NCTF Annual Chairman's Award Gala Funding New American Theatre
National Corporate Theatre Fund (NCTF) held its Annual Chairman's Awards Gala and benefit on Monday, April 20 at New York's Cipriani's Pegasus (30 Rockefeller Plaza). This year, NCTF Chairman James S. Turley, Chairman & CEO of Ernst & Young, honored Jane Fonda (returning to Broadway this season in 33 Variations), producer John Breglio (the recent revival of A Chorus Line) and USA TODAY. Accepting the award on behalf of the USA TODAY was be Ed. Cassidy. All net proceeds of the event will be distributed as the NCTF/John Breglio Fund for New American Theatre.
Hosted by Michael Ritchie (Artistic Director of Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles) and wife Kate Burton (Present Laughter, Hedda Gabler), the gala will featured a silent auction filled with exciting prize packages.
Co-chairs of the 2009 Chairman's Awards Gala are Bank of America, Cisco Systems, Inc. and Ernst & Young.
The Gala Committee includes Mitchell Auslander, Richard M. Ditizio, John R. Dutt, Isabelle Halphen, Gretchen Shugart, and John Thomopoulos.
NCTF is an association of ten of America's finest not-for-profit theatres dedicated to increasing the participation of corporations and their employees in supporting theatre across the country and in New York. Member theatres include: Actors Theatre of Louisville, American Conservatory Theater, American Repertory Theatre, Center Theatre Group, The Cleveland Play House, Guthrie Theater, Long Wharf Theatre, The Old Globe, Seattle Repertory Theatre, and Trinity Repertory Company.
Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.
2009 Chairman's Awards Gala: Funding New American Theatre
Jane Fonda's bag...
...is Jane Fonda's mug shot!
Jane Fonda and Moises Kaufman