Atlantic Theater Company's Gala to Celebrate Favorite Divas with Dominique Morisseau, Sarah Silverman, and More

Atlantic Theater Company's Gala to Celebrate Favorite Divas with Dominique Morisseau, Sarah Silverman, and More

Atlantic Theater Company will present their Annual Gala on Monday, March 4, 2019 at The Plaza (768 Fifth Avenue). Divas' Choice will celebrate powerhouse women of Atlantic on and off the stage with a fabulous evening of performances. This year, Atlantic asked four trailblazing women in the arts to choose a song they love and their favorite musician to perform it, to be revealed at the event.

The featured divas are Tony & Obie Award winner Christine Jones (Atlantic's Spring Awakening, Broadway's Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Obie Award winner & MacArthur Foundation "Genius Grant" recipient Dominique Morisseau (Atlantic's Skeleton Crew, Broadway's Ain't Too Proud), National Design Award for Communication Design recipient Paula Scher (Atlantic Branding, Netflix's "Abstract: The Art of Design"), and Grammy Award nominee & Emmy Award winner Sarah Silverman (Atlantic New Play Development Program, Hulu's "I Love You, America").


Divas' Choice will honor Vicki Reiss (Executive Director, The Shubert Foundation), Emily Tow Jackson (Executive Director & President, The Tow Foundation), and Carol Auerbach (Atlantic Board Member, Auerbach Family Foundation) for their extraordinary leadership in arts philanthropy. Atlantic is thrilled to recognize these three remarkable women in philanthropy who, alongside the Foundations they work for, deeply believe in the arts and work to keep the theater vibrant for everyone. With Vicki Reiss at the helm, The Shubert Foundation has been a very generous funder of Atlantic's work for the past 25 years. Carol Auerbach joined Atlantic's Board of Directors in 2006, and since then has been an unwavering supporter of Atlantic through its growth both on stage and off. More recently, Emily Tow Jackson and The Tow Foundation have directly cultivated new voices and stories at Atlantic through consecutive emerging playwright residencies.

Artistic Director Neil Pepe says, "Many stories in our current season center around a female perspective. It's a year of celebrating women for their exceptional contributions on the stage and behind the scenes. We are thrilled to be continuing this theme at our annual Gala. In addition to featuring extraordinary women artists, we are recognizing three special friends of Atlantic who support our work - Carol, Emily and Vicki. These three women are leaders in philanthropy both in New York City and nationally. Their amazing commitment to sustaining theater is remarkable and we are honored to recognize them for their work."

Divas' Choice is co-chaired by Board Members Deborah Magid and Justin Mohatt and will begin at 6:30pm at The Plaza with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, followed by a three-course dinner at 7:30pm, a thrilling live auction, and star-studded performances. With an auction chaired by Board Member Wolf Hengst, packages will include incredible accommodations in the world's most luxurious corner, behind-the-scenes access to theater premieres, and television set tours. Auction services are provided by Gary Metzner, Senior Vice President, Sotheby's.

Gala ticket prices begin at $1,000 and may be purchased by contacting 646-216-1086 or gala@atlantictheater.org.

The annual Gala is Atlantic's most important fundraising event of the year. Gala contributions make up more than 25% of the total donations to Atlantic in an entire season and will benefit Atlantic's annual productions, new play and musical development activities and arts education initiatives for more than 4,000 public school students across New York City. These educational programs give children from underserved backgrounds the increasingly rare opportunity to express themselves creatively and promote in-school engagement.

Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski

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