Zachary Levi, Laura Osnes, Cynthia Nixon & More Set for Roundabout's Second Annual Casino Night Fundraiser
On Monday, May 9, Roundabout Theatre Company will host their second annual Casino Night, at the American Airlines Theatre (227 W. 42nd St). All proceeds benefit Roundabout Theatre Company's many programs, including the Education programs and the Musical Theatre Fund.
The casino event will include a Texas Hold 'Em poker tournament featuring celebrity players and Roundabout alum including host and World Series of Poker winner Jennifer Tilly (Don't Dress for Dinner, The Women), Paige Davis (Chicago), Gabriel Ebert (Thérèse Raquin), Santino Fontana (Frozen, Sons of the Prophet), Alexander Gemignani (Violet), Gina Gershon (Bye Bye Birdie), Byron Jennings (She Loves Me), Zachary Levi ("Chuck," She Loves Me), Natasha Lyonne ("Orange is the New Black," Tigers Be Still), Carolyn McCormick ("Law & Order"), Cynthia Nixon ("Sex and the City," The Real Thing), Laura Osnes (Anything Goes), Sarah Steele (The Humans), , Betsy Wolfe (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), Patrick Page (Cyrano de Bergerac) and many more.
There will also be open casino games, such as blackjack, roulette, craps and slot machines, hosted by Roundabout artists.
The evening will include an open bar and hors d'oeuvres. Guests will play for prizes in lieu of cash. Grand prizes include a 2-night stay in the Penthouse at Lumière in Telluride, CO inclusive of flights, a $1,000 Container Store Gift Card and raffle prizes to be announced. All levels of experience are welcome to play; professional poker players and amateurs alike.
The evening is hosted by Carmen and John Grossman. Table hosts include Michael Cohen, Colliers International NY LLC. The evening is sponsored by Golden Ram, Radeberger and Svedka.
All celebrity appearances are subject to change.
Education at Roundabout connects with students and teachers through customized school partnerships, residency programs, mentorships and workshops in the practice of professional theatrical skills, professional development workshops, internships, apprenticeships, backstage tours, talkbacks and pre-show workshops. For each Roundabout production, Education also creates Upstage guides, which include interviews, contextual information, teacher resources and activities, and presents a schedule of Theatre Plus events, including pre-show talks every Tuesday and post-show Lecture Series and Celebrity Series events featuring a distinguished artist, scholar, historian or critic. roundabouttheatre.org/education
The Musical Theatre Fund helps Roundabout further its mission to bring the important American art form of music theatre to the stage in bold and unique productions.
Individual Tournament ticket prices range from $500 to $750. General Admission to play open casino games are $250 each, with a first-time special $100 price for Roundabout's Hiptix Gold Members (ages 18-35). VIP Table packages for $5,000 and $10,000 are available, which includes a half or full table and the company of a guest artist.