Rebecca Luker, Betsy Wolfe and More Set for Prospect Theater's 'WOMEN MAKING MUSICALS' Gala

Rebecca Luker, Betsy Wolfe and More Set for Prospect Theater's 'WOMEN MAKING MUSICALS' Gala

Prospect Theater Company is pleased to announce its 2015 annual gala, a Concert Evening Celebrating Women Making Musicals. This special one-night-only event will be held on Saturday, May 16 with an 8pm concert performance featuring Broadway and Prospect stars. The evening's program includes a diverse array of songs written or co-written by women, including encores of work from Prospect productions. Proceeds from the evening will benefit Prospect's ongoing mission to develop and produce new musical theater works by emerging artists.

Writers whose work will be featured include Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, Deborah Abramson, Susan Birkenhead and Jeanine Tesori, Michele Brourman and Sheilah Rae, Gretchen Cryer and Nancy Ford, Carol Hall, Micki Grant, Amanda Green, Winnie Holzman and David Evans, Marisa Michelson and Rinne Groff, and more to be announced!

Performers currently scheduled to appear include three-time Tony Award nominee Rebecca Luker (LITTLE DANCER, THE MUSIC MAN), Tony Award nominee Christiane Noll (RAGTIME), Drama Desk Award winner and two-time Tony Award nominee Mary Testa (QUEEN OF THE MIST, ON THE TOWN), Drama Desk Award Winner Kenita R. Miller (Prospect's WORKING), and Betsy Wolfe (THE LAST FIVE YEARS, THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD). Additionally, the evening will feature a line-up of Prospect alumni and Broadway friends including Piper Goodeve (THE UNDERCLASSMAN) and Jessica Grové (ILLYRIA, THE UNDERCLASSMAN), Sarah Corey (ILLYRIA), Jennifer Fouché (PORTRAITS), Danyel Fulton (JASPER IN DEADLAND), Carol Linnea Johnson (I MARRIED WYATT EARP), Catherine LeFrere (UNLOCK'D, ONCE UPON A TIME IN NEW JERSEY), Carolyn Mignini (I MARRIED WYATT EARP), Ariela Morgenstern (I MARRIED WYATT EARP), Mary Kate Morrissey (TAMAR OF THE RIVER), and Anita Vasan (EVERGREEN). Additional casting will be announced shortly.

Prospect's 2015 Gala marks the launch of a programming series for new musical theater work which the company will present at The Times Center (www.TheTimesCenter.com) throughout 2015. The Times Center is located at 242 West 41st Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues, in the heart of NYC's Times Square District. The venue features a 378-seat auditorium with state-of-the-art lighting, sound, and video capability, and a Steinway Grand Piano.

Tickets to the concert portion of the evening (performance begins at 8pm) are $50 - $75, and may be obtained through online purchase at www.ProspectTheater.org or by calling 212-352-3101. A portion of the cost of each ticket is tax-deductible. Tickets which include special access to the pre-show VIP reception at The Times Center range from $125 - $500.

Prospect Theater Company's 2015 GALA: A Concert Evening Celebrating Women Making Musicals is slated for Saturday, May 16 at 8pm at The Times Center, 242 West 41st Street, New York, New York. For more information, visit www.TheTimesCenter.com. Concert Only Tickets are $50 and $75. Tickets which include the pre-show reception range from $125 - $500. Visit www.ProspectTheater.org for ticket sales, patron benefits and tax-deduction details, or call 212-352-3101. Email info@ProspectTheater.org with ticket questions or requests.

Prospect Theater Company was founded in 1998, and is one of America's leading producers of new musical theater. The company was honored to receive a 2013 National Theatre Company Grant from the American Theatre Wing. Since 2000, the company has fully produced more than 30 premiere musicals in New York City, in addition to new plays and numerous re-inventions of classic works. Year-round, Prospect supports developmental opportunities for emerging musical theater writers, especially through our annual musical theater lab. Notable productions include: the Drama Desk Award-winning Working (2012), Jasper in Deadland (2014), the Drama-Desk nominated Tamar of the River (2013), Unlock'd (2013), Iron Curtain (2006, 2011), Myths and Hymns (2012), With Glee (2010), The Blue Flower (2008), Golden Boy of the Blue Ridge (2009), The Hidden Sky (2010), Illyria (2002, 2008), and the Drama-Desk nominated The Pursuit of Persephone (2005).

Photo Credit: Walter McBride


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