Soho Rep to Host 2014 Spring Gala, 3/31

Soho Rep to Host 2014 Spring Gala, 3/31

Hosted by Gretchen Mol and Tim Blake Nelson, Spring Fête, Soho Rep.'s Spring 2014 Gala, will honor Jon Dembrow, Soho Rep. Board Chair since 1999, at the Angel Orensanz Foundation on March 31. The event will feature presentations by two-time Academy award-winner Sally Field, Academy award-winner Marisa Tomei, Emmy award-winner Bobby Cannavale, comedian Richard Lewis, and Tony nominated actress Marin Ireland along with performances by three-time Grammy award-winner Steve Earle, Tony award-winner Bill Irwin, composer Todd Almond (Tempest), playwright and OBIE award-winning actress Eisa Davis (Passing Strange) and actress Amber Gray (Natasha Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812).

Soho Rep's Spring Fête will take place on Monday, March 31 at Angel Orensanz Foundation (172 Norfolk Street) in Manhattan and will begin at 6:30pm with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Dinner, performances and live auction will begin at 7:30pm with dessert and honoree presentation following at 8:30 PM. Tickets, starting at $500, and tables, starting at $5,000, can be purchased via Talia Corren at Soho Rep. at 212.941.8632 x203 and tcorren@sohorep.org.

Auction highlights include dinner with New York magazine food critic Adam Platt, a theater date with Time Out New York theater editor David Cote, and tickets to Opening Night performances at Shakespeare in the Park, Playwrights Horizons, Manhattan Theater Club and Signature Theatre.

Three-course dinner is catered by Marcey Brownstien Catering and Events with dessert from Momofuko Milk Bar.

Founded in 1975, and in its theater on Walker Street since 1991, Soho Rep. has built an outstanding reputation for being at the forefront of new and innovative theatre, serving as a vital center for contemporary theatre artists. Soho Rep. is dedicated to cultivating and producing visionary, uncompromising, and exuberant new plays, performing to one of the youngest adult audiences in New York City, with over half aged 18-40.

Critics continue to herald Soho Rep. as a go-to theatre destination for new and original works. New York magazine has said, "this indispensable theater offers more excitement per chair than any space in town," Time Out New York says, "Soho Rep is the best theater in NYC," and The New York Times declares Soho Rep. to be "a first-class downtown company" and "The downtown powerhouse...regularly outclasses the work done on many of the city's larger stages." In 2013, Time Out New York declared Soho Rep. as the "Best Downtown Theater Institution."

Over the last decade, Soho Rep. productions have garnered 15 OBIE Awards; nine Drama Desk nominations, two Kesselring Awards, The New York Times Outstanding Playwriting Award for Dan LeFranc's Sixty Miles To Silverlake and, a special citation in The New York Drama Critics' Circle's 2012-13 awards. In recent years, Soho Rep. has presented plays by established and emerging theatre artists such as Annie Baker, Lucas Hnath, Sarah Kane, Daniel Alexander Jones, Debbie Tucker Green, Mac Wellman, Young Jean Lee, Richard Maxwell, Nature Theater of Oklahoma and Jackie Sibblies Drury.

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