MCC's Annual MISCAST Gala Will Honor Ren Santiago, Marianne Mills & Harold Newman April 1, 2019

MCC's Annual MISCAST Gala Will Honor Ren Santiago, Marianne Mills & Harold Newman April 1, 2019

MCC Theater is excited to announce that this year's Miscast gala, an annual showstopper of the theater season, is set for Monday, April 1, 2019 at The Hammerstein Ballroom at the Manhattan Center (311 West 34th Street). As in previous years, MCC will honor an artist who embodies MCC's commitment to bold creative choices that spark conversations, to be announced shortly. Additional information, including cast, to follow.

In addition, MCC Theater will honor longtime Board members Marianne Mills and Harold Newman, for their invaluable contributions to the institution. Their work has included Co-Chairing The Campaign for MCC Theater, the $45 million fundraising initiative to support building The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space, MCC's new two-theater complex in Hell's Kitchen, as well as unprecedented institutional program expansion. MCC's new home will include the 245-seat Newman Mills Theater, named for Harold Newman and Marianne Mills in recognition of their leadership support of the campaign.

"MCC Theater has two truly wonderful champions in Marianne and Hal. They have led the way again and again with over three decades of service between them as officers and members of the Board. MCC is where it is today in large part thanks to Marianne and Hal's service, leadership, and generosity. For those reasons, it means so much to us that the Newman Mills Theater in our new home bears their names. Their counsel has been profound and we are elated to count them as friends. We are thrilled to pay tribute to them at Miscast," said Robert LuPone, Co-Artistic Director of MCC Theater.

Finally, MCC Theater will honor performer and playwright Ren Santiago with the 2018 MCC Theater Youth Company Alumni Award. Santiago was a member of the MCC Theater Youth Company from 2007-2011.

"When Ren started in the MCC Youth Company in 2007 we knew immediately that she found a passion in theater. The last 12 years have revealed the expansiveness of her generosity as an artist and as a mentor to the YC members who have come behind her. It's a privilege to have met her as a student, and now know her as a friend." said Will Cantler, Co-Artistic Director of MCC Theater.

MCC Theater's annual Miscast gala is one of the most exciting and unique theater events in town. Broadway's hottest stars perform songs from roles in which they would never be cast.

All 2018/19 MCC subscribers will have early access to Miscast 2019 show-only tickets, 2 tickets per subscription. Show-only mezzanine level tickets will be on sale to the general public in early 2019. To purchase gala tickets, please visit www.mcctheater.org, or contact Nick Vermane at (212) 727-7722, ext. 232 or via email at nvername@mcctheater.org.

Proceeds from Miscast 2019 will support MCC Theater's mission to develop and produce exciting work Off-Broadway, as well as its Youth Company and partnerships with New York City public high schools, and MCC's literary development work with emerging playwrights.

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