Photo Coverage: Inside Vineyard Theatre Celebrates 30 Gala with John Tartaglia, Ann Harada & More!
Vineyard Theatre's annual Gala, this year celebrating the institution's 30th Anniversary, took place at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street) last night, March 18, 2013 beginning at 6:00 p.m. (cocktails at 6:00pm, dinner at 7:30pm and performance at 8:30pm). BroadwayWorld was there for the special evening and you can check out photo coverage below!
This year's milestone gala show, directed by Carl Andress (THE DIVINE SISTER) and hosted by Colman Domingo (THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, A BOY AND HIS SOUL), celebrated the theatre's musical theatre history. The all-star performances from award-winning Vineyard musicals included Mandy Gonzalez (singing from ELI'S COMIN'); Judy Kuhn (singing from DREAM TRUE); Hunter Bell, Susan Blackwell, Heidi Blickenstaff and Jeff Bowen from [title of show] and NOW. HERE. THIS.; Angela Grovey, McKenzie Frye and Rebecca Naomi Jones from WIG OUT!; and John Tartaglia, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Rick Lyon, Ann Harada, and Jordan Gelber, original cast members from AVENUE Q, in honor of the 10th anniversary of the show's premiere at The Vineyard.
The 2013 Vineyard Gala Leadership Committee includes Kathleen and Henry Chalfant, City National Bank/Richard V. McCune, Jill & Jim Gabbe, Ken & Rande Greiner, John Kander, Linda Lavin & Steve Bakunas, Julianne Moore & Bart Freundlich, Annette Stover & Richard Feiner, and David Schwartz & Trudy Zohn. The Vineyard Theatre's leadership and staff includes Douglas Aibel (Artistic Director), Sarah Stern (Co-Artistic Director), Jennifer Garvey-Blackwell (Executive Producer), Michael Page (General Manager), Veronica Bainbridge (Development Director), and Eric Pargac (Marketing Director).
Photo Credit: Walter McBride
Branden Jacobs Jenkins
Branden Jacobs Jenkins, Sarah Stern
Cast from AVENUE Q
Carmen Ruby Floyd & J. Bernard Callaway
Cast from AVENUE Q
Leisl Tommy, Sarah Stern