Heidi Blickenstaff, Alexander Gemignani, Karen Ziemba and More Join Prospect Gala
Prospect Theater Company (Cara Reichel, Producing Artistic Director / Melissa Huber, Managing DIrector) is pleased to announce the line-up of performers for its 2018 Spring Gala event, to be held on Monday, May 14, 2018 from 6 - 10pm at Manhattan Penthouse (80 Fifth Avenue at 14th Street).
The evening will be hosted by Heidi Blickenstaff ([title of show], Something Rotten), who will also perform. The private concert event will also feature Tony Award Winner Karen Ziemba (Contact, Curtains), 2018 Tony Award nominee Alexander Gemignani (Carousel, Les Miserables), Jason Gotay (Bring It On, Spider-Man), jazz trumpeter Alphonso Horne (Shuffle Along, After Midnight), and Emma Hunton (Prospect's The Mad Ones, Spring Awakening), among many other Prospect alumni artists.
Attendees of this intimate dinner and concert event will enjoy great cuisine while experiencing gorgeous panoramic sunset views of Manhattan. Tickets to the Gala, which include cocktails, dinner, and a special concert performance, are $125 - $550, and are available via www.ProspectTheater.org. A portion of each ticket is tax-deductible. Proceeds will support Prospect's mission to bring to life new musical theater by emerging theater artists.
For more information call 212-594-4476 or email info@ProspectTheater.org.
The concert will feature a sneak peek of new work from Prospect's upcoming season, including new songs by the company's founding artist, award-winning composer / lyricist Peter Mills (The Honeymooners, Illyria), as well as celebrate past musical theater favorites.
Heidi Blickenstaff will star in Disney's Freaky Friday premiering this summer on Disney Channel. Heidi created the roles of Katherine and Ellie Blake, along with Prospect Theater alum and friend, Emma Hunton, in The Disney Theatrical version of Freaky Friday last year, where they played The Signature Theatre and The La Jolla Playhouse, earning Heidi Outer Critics and Helen Hayes Award nominations for her performance. BROADWAY: Something Rotten! (Bea Bottom, Outer Critics nomination), [title of show] (original creative team and cast), also The Addams Family (Alice Beineke), Disney's The Little Mermaid (Ursula), and The Full Monty. NEW YORK: New York City Center's Encores!: The Most Happy Fella (Cleo), with Primary Stages at 59E59, the one woman show, Mosaic (Ruth), The Vineyard Theatre: Now. Here. This. and [title of show]. REGIONAL: The Weston Playhouse: Next To Normal (Diana), Papermill Playhouse: Elf (Emily Hobbs). The Old Globe: Dog and Pony (Jane/Bonnie). DC AREA: Kennedy Center and Signature Theatre: First You Dream: The Music of Kander and Ebb, Ford's Theatre: Meet John Doe (Ann Mitchell, Helen Hayes Award). TV: PBS: First You Dream: The Music of Kander and Ebb. Heidi is a Duke University graduate. www.heidiblickenstaff.com
Prospect Theater Company (founded in 1998) is dedicated to fostering and showcasing today's new voices shaping tomorrow's musicals. Since 2000, the company has fully produced more than 30 premiere musicals in New York City, in addition to new plays and numerous re-inventions of classic works. Reflecting its investment in the future of the field, Prospect leads a variety of developmental initiatives, including an annual Musical Theater Lab for emerging writers, and the IGNITE Series of concerts at The TimesCenter. In recognition of its enterprising and risk-taking new musical theater, the company received a 2016 OBIE Award grant. Their work as a community anchor for emerging artists that strengthens the quality, diversity, and dynamism of American theater was also honored with a 2013 National Theatre Company Grant from the American Theatre Wing. Notable productions include: the Drama Desk Award-winning Working (2012), The Mad Ones (2017), Death for Five Voices (2016), Long Story Short (2015), Jasper in Deadland (2014), the Drama-Desk nominated Tamar of the River (2013), Unlock'd (2013), Iron Curtain (2006, 2011), Myths and Hymns (2012), With Glee(2010), The Blue Flower (2008), Golden Boy of the Blue Ridge (2009), The Hidden Sky (2010),Illyria (2002, 2008), and the Drama-Desk nominated The Pursuit of Persephone (2005).
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