Photo Coverage: NCTF & Lily Tomlin Honor Nathan Lane, Eugene Lee et al.
National Corporate Theatre Fund (NCTF) held its Annual Chairman's Awards Gala and benefit yesterday, Monday, April 19 at the St. Regis New York hotel. This year, NCTF Chairman James S. Turley, Chairman & CEO of Ernst & Young, honored Nathan Lane (currently starring on Broadway in The Addams Family), set designer Eugene Lee (Wicked) and Wells Fargo & Company. Accepting the award on behalf of Wells Fargo was Joe Kirk, Regional President for New York and Connecticut. All net proceeds of the event will be distributed as the NCTF/WELLS FARGO FUND FOR NEW AMERICAN THEATRE.
Hosted by Award-winning actress Lily Tomlin (Currently starring in FX's "Damages" and a producer of the upcoming Off-Broadway play, My Trip Down the Pink Carpet), the black-tie event featured cocktails followed by dinner, presentations and a silent auction filled. BroadwayWorld was there to capture the arrivals.
The Gala also featured an opportunity to share in a sneak preview of an excerpt from JOHNNY BASEBALL, the new musical about the Red Sox, premiering at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, MA this spring. Performances begin May 14 and run through June 27. Music by Robert Reale, lyrics by Willie Reale, book by Richard Dresser, story by Richard Dresser and Willie Reale, and directed by Diane Paulus.
Co-chairs of the 2010 Chairman's Awards Gala are Elaine Stritch, Cisco Systems and Ernst & Young. The Gala Committee includes: Mitchell J. Auslander, John R. Dutt, Richard Fitzburgh, Gretchen Shugart, John Thomopoulos and Isabelle Winkles.
For more information, visit www.nctf.org.
Photo Credit: Monica Simoes
Emily Peck, Bruce Whitacre, Robert Lynch, Jim Turley and Steve Bunson
Allen and Shelley Glushakow
Richard Dresser and Rob Reale
Lily Tomlin and Joe Kirk