Rachel Dratch, Brian d'Arcy James & Leslie Odom Jr. Join Lapham's Decades Ball, 6/2

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Rachel Dratch, Brian d'Arcy James & Leslie Odom Jr. Join Lapham's Decades Ball, 6/2

Lapham's Quarterly announced complete casting for their annual DECADES BALL: The 1870s on Monday, June 2. Joining the evening's entertainment are Rachel Dratch, Brian d'Arcy James, and Leslie Odom Jr., in addition to the previously announced Glenn Close, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Cerveris, Jonathan Groff, and Taylor Mac.

The gala event will take place on Monday, June 2, beginning at 6:00 p.m. with cocktails followed by dinner at Gotham Hall (1356 Broadway). The 1870s gave birth to street lamps in New York City, to The Kentucky Derby, The Brooklyn Bridge, phonographs and the telephone, the first Harvard/Yale game, and P.T. Barnum's "Greatest Show on Earth." The themed evening will be sponsored by Encylopaedia Britannica and will celebrate Lapham's Quarterly's seventh year of publication.

Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director of The Public Theater, will emcee the evening. The Folio Society will present the Janus Prize to historian Simon Schama.

The evening's entertainment will include lively readings and performances, which highlight voices from the stage, music, and literature of the era. This year's line-up includes actors Glenn Close and Jonathan Groff singing Gilbert & Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance; Maggie Gyllenhaal reading excerpts from Tolstoy's Anna Karenina; Rachel Dratch reading Lewis Carroll's poem The Walrus and the Carpenter; Brian d'Arcy James and Leslie Odom Jr. reading excerpts from Mark Twain; Michael Cerveris reading excerpts from Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days; and Taylor Mac singing "In the Gloaming."

The Benefit Committee includes such esteemed artists and patrons as Adrienne Arsht, Alec Baldwin Foundation, George and Wendy David, Clare and Vartan Gregorian, and Paul Volcker.

Tickets for the DECADES BALL: The 1870s are $500 for individuals; with tables available for $10,000, $25,000, and $50,000.

Patron level tables at $10,000 include ten (10) Gala tickets, acknowledgment on all event print and online materials and in the video presentation during the event.

Benefactor level tables at $25,000 include ten (10) Gala tickets with premier seating, acknowledgment on all event print and online materials and in the video presentation during the event, and a full-page program ad.

Sponsor level tables at $50,000 include ten (10) Gala tickets with premier seating, acknowledgment on all event print and online materials and in the video presentation during the event, a full-page program ad, and VIP photo opportunity with the stars of the evening.

For information on how to get tickets please visit https://store.laphamsquarterly.us/decades-ball/order; or call (212) 590-6875; or by emailing events@laphamsquarterly.org.

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