Sutton Foster, Aaron Tveit, et al. Participate in Playwrights Horizons Auction


Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced initial details for its 2011 special online Auction in connection with its annual Spring Gala Benefit. Bidding for the auction, which will feature an eclectic array of items and unique opportunities, begins tomorrow, Tuesday, April 26 at 8AM at www.biddingforgood/playwrightshorizons. Online bidding will continue for three weeks through Wednesday, May 18 (with items staggered to close at 8PM and 9PM).

Celebrating its 40th Anniversary Season, Playwrights Horizons is one of New York's most acclaimed theater companies. A writer's theater dedicated to the support and development of contemporary American Playwrights, composers and lyricists, it has presented the work of over 375 writers. The 2010/2011 Season has boasted productions of Edward Albee's Me, Myself & I, Amy Herzog's After the Revolution, Adam Bock's A Small Fire, Bathsheba Doran's Kin, David Greenspan's current Go Back to Where You Are and the upcoming new musical The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World. The Off-Broadway institution is the recipient of numerous awards and last week was honored with its fifth Pulitzer Prize for Drama, for Bruce Norris' Clybourne Park, which had its World Premiere at the theater last season.

The categories and items for Playwrights Horizons' online Auction include:

Including a deluxe backstage visit to the set of 30 Rock featuring a photo with the cast, signed script, DVD set and attending an episode taping with director Don Scardino; dinner with Kate Mulgrew and Reed Birney before attending a performance of the upcoming new musical The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World; an on-set visit for 2 to NCIS: Los Angeles including lunch with cast member Barrett Foa; tickets and backstage visits for Anything Goes (with star Sutton Foster), Sister Act (with star Victoria Clark), Memphis (with star Chad Kimball), Catch Me If You Can (with star Aaron Tveit) and The Addams Family (with Roger Rees plus drinks with composer Andrew Lippa); Power Lunch for 4 with former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Robert E. Rubin and former Office of Management and Budget Director for the Obama Administration Peter Orszag; lunch for 2 with President of Equality Matters and former Clinton White House Advisor Richard Socarides.

Including accommodations for an eight-day, seven-night Puerto Vallarta getaway; one-week internship at Marc Jacobs in the Accessories Division; admission for 30 to NY Skyride at the Empire State Building; VIP tour of Theodore Roosevelt's birthplace for 8; 2-hour private Hudson River cruise for 6; private Improv Class for up to 20; private guided tour of Governors Island; 15-minute professional family documentary; private in-depth Casting consultation with the Playwrights Horizons casting department; spend a "Day in the Life" with Fast Company magazine Articles Editor Jeffrey Chu; and the chance to be "Artistic Director for a Day" alongside Playwrights Horizons' Tim Sanford.

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