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Felicity Huffman Will Host Atlantic Theater Company's 30th Anniversary Gala; Matthew Morrison, Duncan Sheik & More to Appear

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Atlantic Theater Company will present its landmark 30th Anniversary Gala on Monday, March 2, 2015 at The Pierre (2 East 61 Street) hosted by Atlantic Founding Ensemble Member and Academy Award nominee Felicity Huffman.

Directed by Neil Pepe with musical direction by Matt Gallagher, the annual gala will celebrate thirty Atlantic seasons with an evening of music and performances from the Atlantic Ensemble and celebrity artists and honor Charles R. Bendit and Paul E. Pariser, co-CEOs of Taconic Investment Partners for their long-time partnership with Atlantic.

The Gala will begin at 6:30pm at The Pierre with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, followed by a three-course dinner at 7:30pm, a live auction, and star-studded musical entertainment.

Gala ticket prices begin at $1,000 and may be purchased by contacting 646-216-1086 or gala@atlantictheater.org

Auction services will be provided by Nicholas D. Lowry, President of Swann Auction Galleries. Among the packages available for bidding are:

- A luxurious stay in London and Portugal starting with a 3-night stay at the Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane www.fourseasons.com/london/ including a private dinner with playwrights Simon Stephens and Nick Payne plus 4 nights in the gorgeous Portuguese wine country at the newly opened Six Senses in Douro Valley www.sixsenses.com/resorts/douro-valley/destination including exclusive spa treatments.

- A retreat to the incomparable wine country of Argentina with a 3-night stay at the Four Seasons in Buenos Aires www.fourseasons.com/buenosaires/ plus a 3-night stay at the beautiful Vines of Mendoza www.vinesofmendoza.com/ vineyard including a personal wine blending experience and private dining.

- A trip to explore the cultural capitals of Germany and Sweden, with 3 nights at the luxury boutique Das Stue www.das-stue.com/en in the arts district of Berlin followed by 3 nights at the intimate Lydmar Hotel www.lydmar.com on the waterfront in the very heart of Stockholm.

- Film set tours, behind-the-scenes access to movie and theater premieres, and dinners with Atlantic's celebrity friends on both East and West coasts.

The annual Gala is Atlantic's most important fundraising event of the year. Gala contributions make up more than 25% of the total donations to Atlantic in an entire season and will benefit Atlantic's productions, new play development and arts education initiatives for more than 3,000 public school students across New York City. These programs give children from underserved backgrounds the increasingly rare opportunity to express themselves creatively and promote in-school engagement.

Past Atlantic Galas have saluted Emmy and Golden Globe Award winning actress and Ensemble member Felicity Huffman, Atlantic co-founders William H. Macy and David Mamet, and Academy Award winning Atlantic Ensemble member Mary Steenburgen and husband Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Ted Danson. Recent Galas have included performances from Michael Cerveris, Brian d'Arcy James, Jan Maxwell, Mary Beth Peil, Tonya Pinkins, David Pittu, and Joan Osborne.


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