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Richard Kind to Host 2022 Williamstown Theatre Festival Gala Featuring Steven Pasquale, Phillipa Soo & More

Richard Kind to Host 2022 Williamstown Theatre Festival Gala Featuring Steven Pasquale, Phillipa Soo & More

Greg Naughton, John-Michael Lyles, and Latoya Edwards have joined the lineup of stars taking part.

Williamstown Theatre Festival's 2022 WTF Gala in New York City at City Winery (25 Eleventh Avenue at Hudson River) on Monday, November 7, 2022, which marks the return of the Late-Night Cabaret, a beloved tradition at the Festival, will be hosted by Richard Kind. Additionally, the Festival announces that Greg Naughton, John-Michael Lyles, and Latoya Edwards will be joining previously announced appearances by Alex Edelman, Christopher Fitzgerald, James Naughton, Steven Pasquale, and Phillipa Soo.

Greg Naughton will perform with his father James, while Lyles and Edwards will preview a new song from Michael R. Jackson's upcoming musical White Girl in Danger which is being co-produced by Vineyard Theatre and Second Stage Theater. Kris Kukul serves as Music Director for the Gala.

A limited number of Gala tickets are still available which include access to the cocktail reception and dinner. Additionally, $75 performance-only single tickets are also available with all proceeds supporting the Festival's mission to bring emerging and professional theater artists together in the Berkshires for a thrilling summer festival of diverse, world premiere plays and musicals, bold new revivals, and a rich array of accompanying cultural events.

Since 1973, WTF's legendary Late-Night Cabarets have showcased the virtuosic talent of Festival artists, from the brightest stars of the stage and screen to up-and-coming performers. Lewis Black, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jessica Hecht, Michael R. Jackson, Jane Kaczmarek, Nathan Lane, Christopher Reeve, Amanda Seyfried, and Marisa Tomei are just a few of the artists who have performed at WTF's Late-Night Cabarets.

The 2022 Williamstown Theatre Festival Gala Committee includes the following passionate advocates of the Festival: Becky Ann Baker & Dylan Baker, Maggie Burrows, Charlotte Byers & Dennis Dunne, Stacy & Eric Cochran, David Cromer, Jesse Tyler Ferguson & Justin Mikita, Daniel Fish, Brian Hargrove & David Hyde Pierce, Michael R. Jackson, Joan & Paul Kopperl, Lila Neugebauer, Kelli O'Hara & Greg Naughton, Harrison David Rivers & Christopher Bineham, Sarah Ruhl, Steve & Andrea Ryan, Amanda Seyfried & Thomas Sadoski, Denise Littlefield Sobel, Myra Lucretia Taylor, Maura Tierney, Alex Timbers & Rebekah Greer Melocik, Moritz von Stuelpnagel, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, and Bess Wohl.

The Williamstown Theatre Festival Board of Trustees includes Alicia B. Adams, Kate Burton, Rebecca Gold Cellana, Donald B. Elitzer, Joe Finnegan, Tom Fontana, Qadir Forbes, Olivia Howard, Todd Jick, Kristen Johanson, Jeffrey Johnson, Gary S. Levine, Richard Levy, Jr., Maud S. Mandel, Rhon Manigault-Bryant, Katherine Kollath Peabody, Omar Sangare, Katie Hazlett Schmidt, Caren Pasquale Seckler, Margaret Gould Stewart, Brad Svrluga, and Alex Volckhausen.

To learn more about the 2022 WTF Gala in New York City, please call (212) 395-9090 x110 or visit gala.wtfestival.org.

ABOUT WILLIAMSTOWN THEATRE FESTIVAL

For seven decades, the Tony Award-recognized Williamstown Theatre Festival has brought emerging and professional theater artists together in the Berkshires to create a thrilling summer festival of diverse, world premiere plays and musicals, bold new revivals, and a rich array of accompanying cultural events.

Artists are drawn to Williamstown Theatre Festival to make great theater in an environment conducive to artistic risk-taking. Matthew Broderick, Audra McDonald, Dominique Morisseau, Mary-Louise Parker, Susan Stroman, Uma Thurman, and Blair Underwood are just a few of the luminous theater artists who have worked at the Festival. Many others, including Sterling K. Brown, Ty Burrell, Charlie Day, Paul Giamatti, Kathryn Hahn, Allison Janney, Brie Larson, Chris Pine, and George C. Wolfe, began their careers at the Festival.

Productions and artists shaped at the Festival fill theaters in New York City and around the world. Recently, Williamstown Theatre Festival was represented on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and regionally by The Sound Inside, Grand Horizons, The Rose Tattoo, The Visit, Fool for Love, The Elephant Man, Seared, Selling Kabul, Unknown Soldier, and Lempicka, to name just a few. Cost of Living, which was developed and premiered at Williamstown Theatre Festival, was awarded the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and is currently making its Broadway debut.

Learn more about Williamstown Theatre Festival at www.wtfestival.org.


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