Photo Flash: New York Theatre Workshop's 2014 Gala - The Arrivals
New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW)'s 2014 Spring Gala honored Tony Award-winning director Des McAnuff and President of The Dodgers Michael David on Monday night, May 12, at The Grand Ballroom of The Plaza Hotel. Both are founding partners of Dodger Properties, which is responsible for over 150 productions of some of the most successful theatre on Broadway (56 Tony Awards), Off-Broadway and internationally. Scroll down for photos of the arrivals, and check out photos from the performances and party HERE!
The evening's program, titled A Tale of Two Dodgers: A Musical Celebration, was directed by Hannah Ryan and featured performances by Sebastian Arcelus, Roger Bart,Victoria Clark, Nick Cosgrove, Nikki M. James and members of the Broadway casts of Matlida and Jersey Boys, as well as other surprise guests from stage and screen.
Tony Award-winning producer Jordan Roth (currently represented on Broadway with Bullets Over Broadway) chaired the event with the Board of Trustees of New York Theatre Workshop. The Event Committee included Elizabeth Furze and Scott Moore of AKANYC; Boneau/Bryan-Brown; Paul & Caroline Cronson; Mary Sharp Cronson; Darren P. DeVerna head of the Production Resource Group, John Gore, CEO of Key Brand Entertainment; If/Then Director,Michael Greif; Carole Shorenstein Hays & Wally Shorenstein Hays; Rocco Landesman, former Chair of the National Endowment for the Arts and his wife Debby; David Lazar of the Ambassador Theatre Group; Mark Lee, CEO of Barneys & partner Ed Filipowski; President of the leading fashion P.R. firm KCDWorldwide; Seth Gelblum and the law firm of Loeb & Loeb; LLP; Award-winning composer, Alan Menken; Music Executive, Tommy Mottola & his wife Thalia; Serino/Coyne; Thomas H. Kasulka & Barbara von Borstel of Signature Bank; Deborah Taylor; Jonathan &Lizzie Tisch; Sergio Trujillo; Anita Waxman & Harlan Kleiman of the Self Health Network; and Elizabeth Williams & Joseph Forte.
The Artist Committee included: Marshall Brickman, Wayne Cilento, Billy & Janice Crystal, Melissa Errico & Patrick McEnroe, Rick Elice & Roger Rees, Bob Gaudio, Kathryn Grody & Mandy Patinkin, Andy Karl, James Lapine,Kenneth Lonergan, William Ivey Long, Jefferson Mays, Kelli O'Hara, Bernadette Peters, Oliver Platt, Christopher & Elaine Plummer, Will Power, Paul & Cathy Shaffer, Martin Short, Aaron Sorkin, Julie Taymor, Pete Townshend,Frankie Valli, Vanessa Williams, George C. Wolfe, Maury Yeston, Jerry Zaks and Alan Zweibel.
New York Theatre Workshop, now in its 31st season of incubating important new works of theatre, continues to honor its mission to explore perspectives on our collective history and respond to the events and institutions that shape all our lives. Each season, from its home in New York's East Village, NYTW presents four new productions, over 80 readings and numerous workshop productions for over 45,000 audience members. NYTW supports artists in all stages of their careers by maintaining a series of workshop programs, including work-in-progress readings, summer residencies and artist fellowships. Over the last three decades, NYTW has developed and produced over 100 new, fully staged works, including Jonathan Larson's Rent, Tony Kushner's Slavs! and Homebody/Kabul, Doug Wright's Quills, Claudia Shear's Blown Sideways Through Life and Dirty Blonde, Paul Rudnick's The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told and Valhalla, Martha Clarke's Vienna: Lusthaus, Caryl Churchill's Mad Forest, Far Away, and A Number,Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen's Aftermath, and Rick Elice's Peter and the Starcatcher. This season, the Workshop received critical acclaim for Caryl Churchill's newest play, Love and Information, as well as What's It All About? Bacharach Reimagined, which garnered Drama Desk, Lortel and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations, and NYTW's Tony-winning musical, Once, continues its Broadway run. NYTW's productions have received a Pulitzer Prize, seventeen Tony Awards and assorted Obie, Drama Desk, and Lucille Lortel Awards.
Photo Credit: Stephanie Warren
Jordan Roth (Gala Dinner Chair)
Julia, Des and Bryna McAnuff
Julia, Des and Bryna McAnuff
Noel Kirnon and Michael Paley
Robert Rosenberg and guest
Allan S. Gordon and Adam Gordon
Steve Lewis and Heather Randall (NYTW Board Co-President)
ElizaBeth Williams and guest
Barbara Cutler and James Emden
Kelly Fowler Hunter (NYTW Board Member) and family
Barbara Warner Howard (NYTW Board Chair)
Anthony Napoli (NYTW Board Vice President)
Jeremy Blocker (NYTW Managing Director)