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"Miscast" MCC Theater Benefit March 14 Features Gasteyer, Hoffman, Pasquale and More

MCC THEATER presents its 2005 Spring Gala benefit, MISCAST, a star-studded musical revue featuring some of Broadway's biggest names singing show tunes from roles they would never, ever perform, on Monday, March 14 at Roseland 239 West 52nd Street. The evening, which honors Gerald Schoenfeld, chairman of The Shubert Organization, will feature performances by Ana Gasteyer, Jackie Hoffman, Andrea Martin, Steven Pasquale, Bruce Vilanch and Tom Wopat. Scott Wittman (co-creator of Hairspray) will direct.

MISCAST begins at 6:30 pm with cocktails; 7:30 pm welcome, dinner and awards presentation; followed by dessert and a 9:00 pm performance.

Individual tickets range from $350-$2,000. Tables are $7,500-$20,000. For MISCAST reservations, please call (212) 727-7722 x32.

MCC THEATER is one of New York City's leading Off-Broadway theater companies, committed to presenting New York and World Premieres Off-Broadway each season. Under the artistic direction of Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey and William Cantler, MCC Theater has brought many artists' names into the spotlight during its 19-year history. John G. Schultz serves as Executive Director.

MCC Theater brings together exceptional theater artists to produce works that force us to reexamine the world we live in through the unique perspectives of extraordinary writers. MCC Theater is dedicated to discovering and developing challenging, engrossing theater to present on the main stage, while simultaneously nurturing the development of emerging young voices through their literary and education programs. MCC Theater draws from among the finest actors in the world, casting them in roles that challenge performers and audiences alike. By providing a safe environment to explore compelling stories, MCC Theater encourages artists to take risks – continually stretching their boundaries and working beyond expectations.

Notable highlights from the MCC Theater 19-year history include: Tim Blake Nelson's The Grey Zone, Margaret Edson's Wit, Marsha Norman's Trudy Blue, Rebecca Gilman's The Glory of Living and Neil LaBute's The Mercy Seat and Fat Pig. Over the years, the dedication to the work of new and emerging artists has earned MCC Theater a variety of awards, including a Pulitzer Prize for the 1999 production of Wit and the most Tony Award® nominations in 2004 for the company's Broadway production of Frozen.

For more information, season subscriptions, and a complete MCC Theater production history, visit

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