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Photo Flash: Red Bull Theater Honors Jack O'Brien, Martha Plimpton and the Off-Broadway Angels

Jesse Berger, Artistic Director ~ Jim Bredeson Managing Director, and the Board of Trustees of Red Bull Theater presented the Seventh Annual RUNNING OF THE RED BULLS BENEFIT on Monday, June 15th, at 6pm, celebrating their 12th Season and honoring Jack O'Brien, Martha Plimpton and the Off-Broadway Angels with the 2015 Matador Awards For Excellence In Classical Theater. Scroll down for photos from the event!

Hosted by Marc Vietor with auctioneer Paige Davis and Tony Award Nominee John Ellison Conlee and Molly Pope performing, along with Special Guests Billy Crudup, Kathleen Chalfant, Emily Bergl, Olympia Dukakis, John Guare, Patrick Page, Jay O. Sanders, Stephen Spinella, Charlayne Woodard and more offered an evening of live entertainment, fine dining, and great company at the chic Bowery Hotel (335 Bowery at East 3rd Street) with catering by Gemma.

Jack O'Brien, Matador Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Classical Theater: Represented on Broadway this season with the hit It's Only a Play, Jack O'Brien is a three-time Tony Award-winning director who consistently directs and supports the classical repertoire. He was Artistic Director of the Old Globe for over twenty-five years. Major New York productions have included Henry IV, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing and Il trittico at the Metropolitan Opera. O'Brien also helmed the original productions of the Broadway musicals Hairspray, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and The Full Monty.

Martha Plimpton, Matador Award for Extraordinary Talent for Classical Theater: Martha Plimpton is a three-time Tony Award-nominated actress. Her leading role on Broadway in Tom Stoppard's trilogy The Coast of Utopia earned her a Drama Desk Award. She also played the leading role in Lincoln Center Theater's Cymbeline and has appeared on Broadway in A Delicate Balance, Pal Joey, and A Midsummer Night's Dream for Shakespeare in the Park. Plimpton's acclaimed screen work includes The Goonies, Mosquito Coast, Parenthood and her long-running sit-com, "Raising Hope."

Off-Broadway Angels (Charlotte & David Ackert • Janet & Michael Slosberg • Jane Stanicki), George Mayer Matador Award for Extraordinary Service to Classical Theater: Off Broadway Angels was formed by passionate theatergoers who served on the boards of a variety of not-for-profit Off Broadway theaters. The group funds developmental work, whether done by smaller theater companies or groups organized around a creation of specific theatrical production, including Bedlam Theater and New Dramatists. Red Bull Theater has been honored with their support for the past six seasons.

For more information, visit www.redbulltheater.com.

Photo Credit: Nan Melville

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