Photo Coverage: SOHO REP 2009 Spring Gala

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Academy Award-nominee Edward Norton and Award-winning actor/director Tim Blake Nelson co-hosted Soho Rep SPRING GALA '09 on Monday, May 4th at at The Park (118 10th Avenue btw. 17th &18th Streets).

The evening featured works by Young Jean Lee, Jenny Schwartz, David Adjmi, Mac Wellman and others performed by John Tuturro, Matt Dillon, Lili Taylor, Michael Stuhlbarg, Marian Seldes, Tim Blake Nelson, Edward Norton The Cast of BLASTED Reed Birney, Louis Cancelmi, Marin Ireland and more...

The event also showcased a special musical performance by Grammy Award-winner Steve Earle

Academy Award-nominee & Golden Globe-winner Edward Norton ["American History X," "Primal Fear"] and Soho Rep board member Tim Blake Nelson ["The Incredible Hulk," "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"] - who worked together on 2008's "The Incredible Hulk" and "Leaves of Grass," set to be released in 2009.

Soho Rep's Spring Gala '09 - which will feature luminaries of stage and screen, including John Tuturro, Marian Seldes, Matt Dillon, Lily Taylor, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tim Blake Nelson, Edward Norton and The Cast of BLASTED (Marin Ireland, Reed Birney, and Louis Cancelmi), performing excerpts of plays by some of Soho Rep's favorite playwrights, such as Young Jean Lee, Jenny Schwartz, David Adjmi, Mac Wellman and others; and a special performance by Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Steve Earle - will cap off a truly exciting season for the downtown Off-Broadway company, which was kicked off in October with the sold-out/critically acclaimed New York premiere of Sarah Kane's BLASTED - which ran an unprecedented 12-weeks; followed by their co-production with Page 73 of Dan LeFranc's SIXTY MILES TO SILVER LAKE, directed by Obie winner Anne Kauffman; and which will conclude with the return of Nature Theater of Oklahoma's - the company who brought Soho Rep the much acclaimed NO DICE last season - new work RAMBO SOLO.

Additional details - including additional luminaries and the 2009/2010 Soho Rep Dorothy Strelsin Playwrighting Fellow - will be announced in the coming months.

The Spring Gala '09 committee members are: Olympia Dukakis, Edward Albee, Jonathan Demme, Jenny Schwartz, Aaron Stone, Adrian Fischer, Mike Shapiro, Peggy Stafford, Anne Hamburger, Suzanne Weinstock, Joe Melillo, Don & Maggie Buchwald, and Cynthia Round.

Under the leadership of new Artistic Director Sarah Benson and Executive Director, Tania Camargo, Soho Rep is dedicated to cultivating and producing visionary, uncompromising, and exuberant new plays. They perform to one of the youngest adult audiences in New York City, with over three-quarters of its audience aged 18-40.

Over the last nine seasons, Soho Rep productions have garnered nine OBIE Awards -- most recently NO DICE by Nature Theater of Oklahoma, and playwright Adam Bock and director Anne Kauffman for THE THUGS -- four Drama Desk nominations for their critically acclaimed production of FRANKENSTEIN, the Oppenheimer Award for EVERYTHING WILL BE DIFFERENT, and two Kesselring Awards for Melissa James Gibson and Mark Schultz. In recent years, Soho Rep has presented plays by established and emerging theatre artists such as Richard Maxwell, Mac Wellman, Young Jean Lee and The Flying Machine.

For information about Soho Rep, call 212-941-8632 ext. 208 or visit www.sohorep.org

Photos by Walter McBride/Ltd.

Photo Coverage: SOHO REP 2009 Spring Gala
The Soho Rep Spring Gala at the PARK

Photo Coverage: SOHO REP 2009 Spring Gala
Edward Albee

Photo Coverage: SOHO REP 2009 Spring Gala
Edward Albee

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Sarah Benson

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Sarah Benson

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Anne Kauffman and Sarah Benson

Photo Coverage: SOHO REP 2009 Spring Gala

Edward Norton

Photo Coverage: SOHO REP 2009 Spring Gala
Edward Norton

Photo Coverage: SOHO REP 2009 Spring Gala
Edward Norton

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Reed Birney

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Reed Birney

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Reed Birney

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Louis Cancelmi

Photo Coverage: SOHO REP 2009 Spring Gala
Louis Cancelmi

Photo Coverage: SOHO REP 2009 Spring Gala
Louis Cancelmi

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Reed Birney and Louis Cancelmi

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Steve Buscemi

Photo Coverage: SOHO REP 2009 Spring Gala
Steve Buscemi

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Anne Kauffman

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Anne Kauffman

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Steve Earle

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Steve Earle

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Steve Earle

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Buck Henry

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Buck Henry

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Shirley Herz

Photo Coverage: SOHO REP 2009 Spring Gala
Shirley Herz

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Kate Mulgrew

Photo Coverage: SOHO REP 2009 Spring Gala
Kate Mulgrew

Photo Coverage: SOHO REP 2009 Spring Gala
Kate Mulgrew

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Tim Blake Nelson

Photo Coverage: SOHO REP 2009 Spring Gala
Tim Blake Nelson

Photo Coverage: SOHO REP 2009 Spring Gala
Tim Blake Nelson

Photo Coverage: SOHO REP 2009 Spring Gala
Tim Blake Nelson

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Edward Norton and Tim Blake Nelson

Photo Coverage: SOHO REP 2009 Spring Gala
Elizabeth Waterston and Louis Cancelmi

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Elizabeth Waterston

Photo Coverage: SOHO REP 2009 Spring Gala
Elizabeth Waterston

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Elizabeth Waterston and Louis Cancelmi

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Marian Seldes

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Marian Seldes

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Michael Stuhlbarg

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Michael Stuhlbarg

Photo Coverage: SOHO REP 2009 Spring Gala
Michael Stuhlbarg

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Lili Taylor

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Lili Taylor

Photo Coverage: SOHO REP 2009 Spring Gala
Lili Taylor

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Lili Taylor

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Parker Posey

Photo Coverage: SOHO REP 2009 Spring Gala
Parker Posey

Photo Coverage: SOHO REP 2009 Spring Gala
Parker Posey

Photo Coverage: SOHO REP 2009 Spring Gala
Parker Posey

Photo Coverage: SOHO REP 2009 Spring Gala
Parker Posey

Photo Coverage: SOHO REP 2009 Spring Gala
Parker Posey

Photo Coverage: SOHO REP 2009 Spring Gala
Parker Posey and Edward Norton

Photo Coverage: SOHO REP 2009 Spring Gala
Parker Posey, Edward Norton, Sarah Benson and Tim Blake Nelson

Photo Coverage: SOHO REP 2009 Spring Gala
Parker Posey, Edward Norton, Sarah Benson and Tim Blake Nelson

Photo Coverage: SOHO REP 2009 Spring Gala
The Soho Rep Spring Gala at the PARK

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


 
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