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HB Studio Announces 2018 Benefit Series, Including Works by José Rivera, Leonard Bernstein and Anne Meara

HB Studio Announces 2018 Benefit Series, Including Works by José Rivera, Leonard Bernstein and Anne Meara

HB Studio, one of New York's iconic institutions for theater training and practice located in Greenwich Village, will present the 2018 BENEFIT SERIES this year in the HB Playwrights Theatre, featuring works by José Rivera, Leonard Bernstein and Anne Meara. HB Studio's 2018 Benefit Series kicks off on December 1, 2017.

MARICELA DE LA LUZ LIGHTS THE WORLD BY JOSÉ RIVERA
Join HB for a family-friendly presentation of José Rivera's fanciful play, following the adventures of Maricela and her brother Riccardo as they save the world from weather catastrophe. Directed by David Deblinger, HB faculty member and co-founder of the LAByrinth Theater Company. A portion of proceeds from this reading will be donated towards The Hispanic Federation's UNIDOS Disaster Relief & Recovery Program to meet Hurricane Maria-related needs and recovery in Puerto Rico.

Friday, December 1, 2017 | 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 2, 2017 | 7:00 PM
LOCATION: HB Playwrights Theatre | 124 Bank Street | New York, NY 10014
TICKETS: $250 Premiere | $125 Priority | $25 HB Student Tickets
- Followed by VIP Reception - Seating is limited.

HB CELEBRATES Leonard Bernstein AT 100
Leonard Bernstein - composer, conductor, educator, musician, cultural ambassador, and humanitarian - is one of the most iconic artists of the 20th century. Bernstein's steadfast belief in the power of art to lift, transform, delight and educate was his antidote to a world full of violence and unpredictability. We hope you can join us as we participate in the worldwide #Bernsteinat100 celebration, leading up to Bernstein's 100th birthday in 2018.

DATE: Monday, March 5, 2018 | 7:00 PM LOCATION: HB Playwrights Theatre | 124 Bank Street | New York, NY 10014
TICKETS: $250 Premiere | $125 Priority | $25 HB Student Tickets
- Followed by VIP Reception - Seating is limited.

AFTER-PLAY: A TRIBUTE TO Anne Meara
Emmy and Tony-nominated actress, comedienne and writer Anne Meara was outspoken, hilarious, and candid, and one of HB Studio's dearest alumni friends. Directed by David Saint, Artistic Director of the George Street Playhouse, Meara's award-winning After-Play is dramedy about two show-biz couples having dinner at a chic Manhattan restaurant after a must-see Broadway show. The couples soon realize that even after a lifetime of friendship, everyone has their secrets.

DATE: Monday, June 4, 2018 | 7:00 PM LOCATION: HB Playwrights Theatre | 124 Bank Street | New York, NY 10014
TICKETS: $250 Premiere | $125 Prioirty | $25 HB Student Tickets
- Followed by VIP Reception - Seating is limited.

For more information, call the box office at 212-989-7856 or visit http://hbstudio.org/giving/hb-benefit-events/

HB Studio is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that supports vigorous, lifelong practice in the theatre arts based on a solid foundation of practical training. The Studio was conceived as a place where artists at all stages of their careers could continue to work and train between engagements, supported and challenged by their more experienced colleagues, in a space free from pressures related to commercial success. HB is open to any person with a serious interest in the theater and its related disciplines. Its students, faculty, and alumni form a vibrant community of actors, playwrights, and directors.

HB Studio alumni include some of the most notable actors of American theater and film including Christopher Abbott, F. Murray Abraham, Debbie Allen, Carroll Baker, Susan Batson, Matthew Broderick, Tisa Chang, Stockard Channing, Billy Crystal, Robert DeNiro, Faye Dunaway, Katie Finneran, Lee Grant, Whoopi Goldberg, Hal Holbrook, Christine Lahti, Jessica Lange, Linda Lavin, John Leguizamo, Christine Lahti, Jack Lemmon, Romulus Linney, Kenneth Lonergan, Anne Meara, Bette Midler, Liza Minelli, Leonardo Nam, Alfredo Narciso, Dael Orlandersmith, Juan Pablo de Pace, Al Pacino, Sarah Jessica Parker, Amanda Peet, Andre Royo, Mercedes Ruehl, Molly Shannon, Barbra Streisand, and Jerry Stiller.

Credit (Clockwise From Top Left): Photo By Lela Edgar; Photo With Permission By Wme, Derived From The Archives Of Jerry Stiller And Anne Meara; Photo By Al Ravenna, 1955, Courtesy Of The Library Of Congress. Graphic Design By Sarah Peavey.


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