Signature Theatre's Annual Gala to Honor Michael R. Bloomberg & Ruben Santiago-Hudson, 4/7

Signature Theatre's Annual Gala to Honor Michael R. Bloomberg & Ruben Santiago-Hudson, 4/7

Signature Theatre has announced that the Signature Theatre Annual Gala celebration will take place on Monday, April 7, 2014 and will honor 108th New York City mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and actor/playwright/director Ruben Santiago-Hudson.

This year's gala will pay tribute to two men who have made lasting impressions on the history, artistry, and physical home of Signature Theatre: Ruben Santiago-Hudson and Michael R. Bloomberg. Both honorees embody the spirit of community and partnership that for two decades has been at the core of the Signature mission to honor and celebrate the playwright. Ruben, who has been a friend to Signature both onstage (August Wilson's How I Learned What I Learned) and as a director (The Piano Lesson, My Children! My Africa!), has brought many meaningful works to life on Signature stages; and Signature Theatre wouldn't be in its home at The Pershing Square Signature Center without Mr. Bloomberg's leadership, generosity, and guidance.

This celebratory evening will feature cocktails, a seated dinner, and remarks by some of the honorees' many friends and collaborators. The evening is co-chaired by Signature trustees Leslie E. Bains and Edward Norton. The honorary committee includes Bill & Karen Ackman, Ty & Holly Burrell, Barry Diller & Diane von Furstenberg, Frank Gehry, John & Amy Griffin, Patricia Harris & Mark Lebow, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Kate D. Levin, Constanza Romero, Jonathan & Diana Rose, Bill Sims Jr., Leslie Uggams, Douglas Turner Ward and George C. Wolfe. The vice chairs include Margot Adams, American Express, Harrison M. Bains, Jr., Richard Berry & Lucy Commoner, Kate & Harold Hope, Nina B. Matis, Christine Millen & Bill Pinzler, Gwen & Peter Norton, Kristen O'Hara, Michael & Betty Rauch, Related Companies, Ed Skyler, Structure Tone Inc. and Time Warner Inc.

The Pershing Square Signature Center is located at 480 West 42nd Street. Tickets are available through the Signature website at $1,500 for Standard Tickets and $3,500 for VIP Tickets. To purchase tickets, or to make a donation of any amount in support of this momentous occasion, contact gala@signaturetheatre.org or (646) 388-8155. For more information, visit signaturetheatre.org.

Photo by Walter McBride

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