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Gingold Theatrical Group's Gala Features Performances by Stephen Schwartz, Claybourne Elder, and More

Gingold Theatrical Group's Gala Features Performances by Stephen Schwartz, Claybourne Elder, and More

Gingold Theatrical Group (David Staller, Artistic Director) has announced that its Golden Shamrock Gala 2019 will honor humanitarian and award-winning creator of Godspell, Pippin, and Wicked, Stephen Schwartz. This sold-out event will unfold beginning at 6:30pm on Saturday, March 16th at 3 West Club (3 West 51st Street). Among some promised surprise guests performers will be Stephen Schwartz himself (!), along with Claybourne Elder, Melissa Errico, and Alison Fraser.

The proceeds from this year's festivities will be used toward GTG's full production of Shaw's epic (almost historical) masterpiece, Caesar and Cleopatra, which will run at New York's Theatre Row this fall. Also to be honored that evening is tireless supporter of the arts in New York, Mary Pamela Singleton.

The 2019 Gala will transport attendees to a 1930s deco nightclub with a live dance orchestra led by Dan Levinson! Guests are asked to dress in their best black and white! Held each year on or near St. Patrick's Day in honor of Shaw's Irish heritage, GTG's Golden Shamrock Gala is a festive and fabulous celebration of all that GTG does. Featuring a sparkling cocktail hour and a festive Irish dinner, a silent auction with lots that will include rare collectibles, Broadway tickets, spa vouchers, fine wines, extremely rare Shaviana, and more, with a musical program by some of New York's finest performers, the Golden Shamrock Gala is an event not to be missed.

GTG's Golden Shamrock Award is given annually to celebrate artistic and cultural contributions to society, as inspired by Shaw's fiercely activist humanitarianism. Previous recipients of the Golden Shamrock Gala Award include Tom Viola, Martha Plimpton, Tyne Daly, Kate Mulgrew, Kenneth Lonergan, Charles Busch, Judith Ivey, Robert Osborne, Terrence McNally and Brian Murray.

"Every year GTG honors people who have helped make the world a better place through the arts. Art as activism is our focus and few members of our community have better embraced this than our two honorees this year. All of Stephen's work carries the vital message to help empower the disenfranchised, like Shaw's work, and few people have been so supportive of the arts than Pam," said Mr. Staller.

Single tickets are $250, pairs are $475, and tables of 10 can be purchased for $3500 (including a cornucopia of perks). Tickets may be purchased by contacting the Gingold office 212-355-7823 or info@gingoldgroup.org.

Now celebrating its 14th year, Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw made history in 2009 as the first company ever to present performances of every one of Shaw's 65 plays (including full-length works, one-acts and sketches). They are now also including plays by writers who share Shaw's activist socio-political views embracing human rights and free speech, including work by Chekhov, Ibsen, Elizabeth Robins, Rachel Crothers, Pinero, Wilde, Barrie, and Harley Granville-Barker. GTG's other programs include its new play development and educational programs. For those interested in lively off-site discourses, each Project Shaw event is followed by a talk-back with cast members.


For more information about GTG's Golden Shamrock Gala and all the programs of Gingold Theatrical Group, including the acclaimed Project Shaw, contact 212-355-7823 or info@gingoldgroup.org, or visit online at www.gingoldgroup.org


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