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Ashley Park To Host Prospect Gala, Celebrating 20 Years Of New Musicals

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Ashley Park To Host Prospect Gala, Celebrating 20 Years Of New Musicals

Prospect Theater Company has announced its 2019 Gala event, to be held on Monday, April 8, 2019 from 6:30 - 10:30pm at Manhattan Penthouse (80 Fifth Avenue at 14th Street). This Spring, the company celebrates twenty years of bringing to life original musical theater works.

The concert event will be hosted by Tony and Grammy Award nominated actress, Ashley Park (Mean Girls, KPOP), and will feature favorite songs from Prospect's history. Members of the cast of The Hello Girls, the company's recent Off-Broadway hit, will be featured in an encore performance, alongside a line-up of other Broadway friends and Prospect artists, to be announced.

The Gala will honor three extraordinary leaders in Prospect's community: Steven Eng, Michelle McGorty, and Harriet Slaughter. The pivotal support of these champions has helped the organization thrive, and Prospect celebrates their contributions as the company looks ahead to a bright future. The evening will also recognize two decades of commitment and vision from the co-Founders of Prospect: Melissa Huber, Peter Mills, Cara Reichel, and Tony Vallés.

Attendees will enjoy great cuisine while experiencing panoramic sunset views of Manhattan. Tickets to the Gala, which include cocktails, dinner, and a special concert performance, are $350 - $550, and are available via www.ProspectTheater.org. A portion of each ticket is tax-deductible. Proceeds will support Prospect's mission to bring to life new musical theater by emerging theater artists.

For more information call 212-594-4476 or email info@ProspectTheater.org.

Ashley Park is a Tony and Grammy nominated actress who most recently originated and starred in MEAN GIRLS on Broadway as 'Gretchen Wieners' which garnered her Tony, Drama League, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Chita Rivera Award nominations in 2018. In this same season, she starred in the award-winning "KPOP" and was honored with the esteemed Lucille Lortel award for Lead Actress in a Musical, and second Drama League and Drama Desk nominations. Previous to this, Ashley made her Broadway debut in MAMMA MIA!; originated the national tour of Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA in the role of stepsister 'Gabrielle'; starred as 'Tuptim' opposite Ken Watanabe and Kelli O'Hara in the Tony-Award-winning Broadway revival of THE KING AND I at Lincoln Center Theater. Ashley then appeared in Broadway's revival of SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE starring Jake Gyllenhaal while filming the second season of "Nightcap" (Pop TV/ Lionsgate/ Dakota Pictures). She can be heard on the original Broadway cast recordings of MEAN GIRLS, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE revival, and THE KING AND I revival. She is the proud recipient of Actor Equity Association's 2018 Clarence Derwent Award and a graduate of the University of Michigan. She recently wrapped shooting on the first season of Netflix's highly anticipated TALES OF THE CITY being released in Summer 2019.


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