Donald Margulies & Julian Schlossberg to be Honored at Primary Stages Gala, 11/3
Primary Stages has announced that their annual Gala will take place Monday, November 3, 2014 at 583 Park Avenue. The event will celebrate the company's 30th anniversary and honor Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies and award-winning producer, Julian Schlossberg. The Honorary Gala Co-Chairs are Brian d'Arcy James, Laura Linney, Elaine May, and Susan Stroman. The evening will feature performances and tributes by Tony nominee Nick Cordero (performing from Bullets over Broadway), Charles Busch, Judy Gold, David Ives, the creators of In Transit, Tony winner Frank Langella, Elaine May, Tony winner Billy Porter, Marlo Thomas, Rachel York,and surprise guests.
Donald Margulies is a Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright. His many works include The Country House, Time Stands Still (Tony nomination), Dinner With Friends (Pulitzer Prize), Brooklyn Boy, Sight Unseen (Obie Award, Pulitzer finalist), Collected Stories (Pulitzer finalist), The Loman Family Picnic, What's Wrong With This Picture?, etc. Primary Stages was proud to produce his plays, The Model Apartment (Obie Award, Lucille Lortel Award nomination) and Shipwrecked! An Entertainment (Outer Critics' Circle Award nomination). Mr. Margulies has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, The New York Foundation for the Arts, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and MacDowell Colony Fellowship. He was recently honored with the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater American Playwright in Mid-Career Award. Mr. Margulies is an alumnus of New Dramatists and serves on the council of The Dramatists Guild of America. He is an adjunct professor of English and Theatre Studies at Yale University.
Julian Schlossberg is an award-winning theater, film, and television producer. Theater: Bullets Over Broadway, Relatively Speaking, Sly Fox, Fortune's Fool, After the Night and the Music, Adult Entertainment, The Unexpected Man, Madam Melville, Taller Than A Dwarf, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Power Plays, If Love Were All, Death Defying Acts, Vita and Virginia, The Right Kind of People (Primary Stages), etc. Film: Widow's Peak, In the Spirit, Bad Girls, No Nukes, Ten From Your Show of Shows. Television: "Nichols and May" (PBS), "Elia Kazan: A Director's Journey" (AMC), Claire Bloom's "Shakespeare's Women" (Bravo), "The Lives of Lillian Hellman" (PBS). Currently producing a 14-hour series, "Witnesses to the 20th Century." He's produced for some of the most amazing talent including Woody Allen, Steve Allen, Alan Arkin, Alan Bates, Matthew Broderick, Sid Caesar, Ethan Coen, Stanley Donen, Richard Dreyfuss, Peter Falk, Larry Gelbart, Charles Grodin, Frank Langella, David Mamet, Elaine May, Mike Nichols, Arthur Penn, Vanessa Redgrave, Susan Stroman, Marlo Thomas, Eli Wallach, and many others.
For more information or to purchase, call Primary Stages at 212-840-9705 or visit primarystages.org/gala. Premier Sponsor Tables are $25,000; Platinum Tables are $15,000; Gold Tables are $10,000; Silver Tables are $7,500; Bronze Tickets are $1,250; and Individual tickets are $750.