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Helen Mirren to be Honored at Roundabout's 2015 Gala; Laura Benanti, Kristin Chenoweth & More to Perform

Roundabout Theatre Company presents its annual 2015 Spring Gala "There is Nothing Like a Dame" on Monday, March 2, 2015 in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria (301 Park Avenue, NYC). The evening will be a celebration of Oscar, Emmy, and Golden Globe winner Helen Mirren, who will be presented with The Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre.

Dame Helen Mirren made her Broadway debut in 1995 at Roundabout Theatre Company in a Tony-nominated performance in A Month in the Country and she is back on Broadway this season to star in The Audience.

The Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre is named after the late Jason Robards for his longstanding relationship with Roundabout and memorable body of stage work. It is given to those who have made an indelible impact on both Roundabout and the theatre world.

Roundabout Theatre Company's 2015 Spring Gala will begin at 7:00PM with dinner and a live auction, followed by an all-star tribute to Mirren, directed by six-time Tony nominee Scott Ellis who also directed Ms. Mirren in A Month in the Country.

The tribute will feature appearances by Jennifer Garner & Alessandro Nivola and performances by Laura Benanti, Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, Santino Fontana, Victor Garber, Donna Murphy, Kelli O'Hara, Alessandro Nivola, Laura Osnes and Betsy Wolfe.

Gala Chairs Tom and Kitty Patterson Kempner and Johannes (Johs) Worsoe, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group.

Vice Chairs The Alec Baldwin Foundation, Bank of America, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Bill Borrelle and John Hearn, Michael T. Cohen, Colliers International NY LLC, Sylvia Golden, Kiendl and John Gordon, Jeanne and Tom Hagerty, Stephanie and Ron Kramer, Lisa and Gregg Rechler, Janet and Marvin Rosen, Diane and Tom Tuft.

Auction Chair Sylvia Golden. Auction Committee Wendy Barker and Monica Hopkins.
Executive Producer Sydney Beers.

Ticket prices are:

**$5,000 Producer's Circle Single Ticket
(includes private cocktail party with Roundabout artists, seating at the dinner and tribute).

**$3,000 Underwriter Single Ticket
(includes private cocktail party with Roundabout artists, seating at the dinner and tribute).

**$1,500 Patron Single Ticket (includes dinner and tribute).

**10-person group table seating also available.

To purchase tickets to Roundabout's 2015 Spring Gala contact: Lane Hosmer, 212-719-9393 x312. For more information:

Underwriter ticket buyers and above are also invited to a private cocktail party with guest artists and VIPs at 6:00pm.

The gala creative team will feature Paul Gemignani (Musical Director), Derek McLane (Scenic design), Don Holder (Lighting Design), Brian Ronan (Sound Design). Clothing will be been provided by Carmen Marc Valvo.

All proceeds from this event will benefit Roundabout Theatre Company's Musical Theatre Fund and Education programs, which serve over 15,000 students and teachers in schools throughout all five boroughs.

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