The Vineyard Theatre offers its first online charity auction -- featuring
rare, autographed theatre, film and television collectibles; opening night and
film premiere tickets; backstage tours of Broadway's biggest shows; lunches with
celebrities; and much more -- on eBay.com, now through May 3rd. Proceeds benefit
the not-for-profit Vineyard Theatre.
Vineyard's eBay auction features tickets to the opening night of AVENUE Q
in London. Also up for auction are unique ticket packages for current and
upcoming shows, including AVENUE Q, WICKED, SWEENEY TODD, BRIDGE & TUNNEL,
THE WEDDING SINGER, STUFF HAPPENS, Sandra Bernhard
's EVERYTHING BAD AND
BEAUTIFUL, Blue Man Group, STOPPING TRAFFIC, PIG FARM, SPRING AWAKENING, and THE
BUSY WORLD IS HUSHED, plus tickets to The Vineyard Theatre, The Public Theater
with LAByrinth Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, Manhattan Class Company,
Signature Theatre, Second Stage Theatre, and others.
Theater fans can bid on lunches with Tony Award-winning actress Kathleen
Chalfant (ANGELS IN AMERICA), the cast of Off-Broadway's hit musical [title of
show], and Tony-nominee Judy Kuhn
(CHESS) with New York Magazine food critic
Adam Platt. Film fans can bid on tickets to premieres of movies: "Trust the Man"
with David Duchovny; and "Marie and Bruce" with Julianne Moore
Broderick and Campbell Scott
Other items of note include an outfit worn and autographed by Bette Midler;
a baseball jacket autographed by "The Closer" star Kyra Sedgwick
; plays signed
by Edward Albee
, Craig Lucas
, Paula Vogel
, Doug Wright, Christopher Shinn and
others; MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG collectibles signed by Lonny Price
Sondheim; "Lady in the Water" movie poster signed by director M. Night
Shyamalan; a "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" script signed by Chris Noth;
Disney's "Pocahontas" DVD and CD signed by Judy Kuhn
(voice of Pocahontas);
autographed memorabilia from past Vineyard productions, including FLORA, THE RED
MENACE, PEOPLE ARE WRONG!, MIRACLE BROTHERS, and AFTER ASHLEY; tickets to "The
Late Show with David Letterman"; box seats to the New York Mets; dinner for 4 at
the Union Square Cafe, a Harvest in the Square food tasting; a rare Broadway
Bares costume sketch; and much more!
Next at the Vineyard is STOPPING TRAFFIC, a new play written and performed
by Mary Pat Gleason, directed by Lonny Price
, beginning May 24th. This new play
follows the Off-Broadway premiere of Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell's hit musical
[title of show] which, after its third and final extension, concludes April 30.
The Vineyard's 2005-06 Season opened with the world premiere of Kirsten Childs
musical MIRACLE BROTHERS. Last season, the Vineyard received three OBIE Awards
for its productions of AFTER ASHLEY by Gina Gionfriddo, with Anna Paquin
; and WHERE DO WE LIVE by Christopher Shinn.
Now in its 24th season, the Vineyard Theatre won its first Tony Awards with
AVENUE Q, winner of three 2004 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Other past
productions of note at the Vineyard include Paula Vogel
's Pulitzer Prize-winning
HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE and THE LONG CHRISTMAS RIDE HOME, Craig Lucas
' THE DYING
GAUL (recently released as a motion picture), and Becky Mode's FULLY COMMITTED,
as well as premieres of new works by Nicky Silver, Polly Pen, Cornelius Eady and
Doug Wright; and the first major revival of Brian Friel's FAITH HEALER with J.T.
Walsh and Kathleen Chalfant
Douglas Aibel is the Artistic Director of the Vineyard Theatre; Jennifer
Garvey-Blackwell is Executive Director.
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