Playwrights Horizons Announces New Additions to Online Auction

Acclaimed Off-Broadway not-for-profit theater company Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced additional details for its 2012 special online Auction. Bidding for the auction, which already features an outstanding array of unique opportunities and experiences, is now underway at www.BiddingForGood/PlaywrightsHorizons. Online bidding continues through Monday, May 14 (with items staggered to close at 8PM and 9PM).

Golf with Judd Hirsch, dine with Christine Lahti, participate in a wo-week Internship at Marc Jacobs, watch a live taping of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent”, win Ahrens & Flaherty rare signed posters or “Smash” poster signed by the cast, pick up loads of Broadway tickets with backstage tours with cast members including “Book of Mormon” co-creator Robert Lopez and Tony Award nominee Kelli O’Hara, and more! See details below.

Celebrating its 41st Anniversary Season, Playwrights Horizons is one of New York’s most prized theater companies. Proceeds from the Auction benefit the company’s six annual productions and programs, the development of new work, access to the arts for all and training the next generation of theater managers and artists.

A writer’s theater dedicated to the support and development of contemporary American Playwrights, composers and lyricists, it has presented the work of over 375 writers. The 2011/2012 Season has boasted productions of Itamar Moses’ Completeness, Kirsten Greenidge’s Milk Like Sugar, Jordan Harrison’s Maple and Vine, Leslye Headland’s Assistance, Dan LeFranc’s The Big Meal and the upcoming new play Rapture, Blister, Burn by Obie Award-winning writer Gina Gionfriddo, which begins previews Friday, May 18. The Off-Broadway institution is the recipient of numerous awards and last year was honored with its fifth Pulitzer Prize for Drama, for Bruce Norris’ Clybourne Park, which had its World Premiere at the theater and is currently playing on Broadway. The 2012/2013 season includes plays and musicals by Annie Baker, Tanya Barfield, Lisa D’Amour, Scott Frankel, Richard Greenberg, Amy Herzog, Samuel D. Hunter and Michael Korie.

The categories and items for Playwrights Horizons’ online Auction include:

CELEBRITY EVENTS

Including dinner with Christine Lahti and Thomas Schlamme in Los Angeles; drinks with Jonathan Groff and tickets to see him in Red at Mark Taper Forum; dinner with The Book of Mormon co-creator Robert Lopez before attending a performance of the show and going for a backstage tour with cast members Nikki James and Michael Potts; two tickets to see Jay-Z perform at the opening of the Barclays Center on September 28 with a backstage tour; tickets, backstage visits, and restaurant gift certificates for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (backstage tour with cast member Michael Urie), Clybourne Park (dinner with playwright Bruce Norris and director Pam MacKinnon and backstage tour with Tony-nominated cast member Jeremy Shamos); Nice Work If You Can Get It (backstage visit with Tony-nominated leading lady Kelli O’Hara) The Phantom of the Opera (backstage tour with cast member Kris Koop), Memphis (backstage tour with cast member James Monroe Iglehart), Annie (backstage tour and meet and greet with “Annie”), double date with Carrie and The Burnt Part Boys star Molly Ranson to Playwrights’ new musical Far From Heaven in the 2012/2013 season; 2 tickets to Godspell and drinks with director Danny Goldstein and cast member Nick Blaemire; 2 tickets to Other Desert Cities and drinks with playwright Jon Robin Baitz; a backstage visit after a performance of Jersey Boys.

ONE-OF-A-KIND EXPERIENCES

Including a London getaway with airfare; Sun Valley vacation with airfare; weeklong stay in a Puerto Vallarta apartment; weeklong stay at a private Palm Springs home; two-week internship at Marc Jacobs; behind-the-scenes at Self Magazine with editor-in-chief Lucy Danziger; behind-the-scenes for a broadcast of “Fox & Friends”; 90 minute private casting consultation with casting director Alaine Alldaffer and one-hour voice lesson with Nancy Opel; the chance to be a casting director for a day; lunch with photographer Henry Grossman and 1 Henry Grossman signed print of the Beatles from the June 16, 1967 issue of Life Magazine; the chance to be artistic director for a day; 4 VIP tickets and tour to “Good Morning America”; private tour of the TDF Costume Collection with collection director Stephen Cabral; visit to the GQ Fashion Closet including consultation with creative director Jim Moore’s team and an outfit to take home; “Behind the Scenes” in-studio visit with WNYC’s Richard Hake; chance to choose your own Los Angeles Bike Ride Adventure; opportunity to publish a book including the formatting, cover and printing of two paperback copies.

MEMORABILIA

Including a signed “30 Rock” script of “Pilot” written by Tina Fey and directed by Adam Bernstein; signed poster, script and playbill from Playwrights Horizons’ Clybourne Park; “Smash” poster signed by the cast;“Friday Night Lights” script signed by writer Bridget Carpenter; Marisa Tomei signed Demonology photo and script; Sunday in the Park with George Broadway poster; one of a kind Ahrens & Flaherty signed posters original Playwrights Horizons showbill and Broadway Original Cast Recording signed by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine.

TICKETS

4 tickets to “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”; 4 tickets to “America’s Got Talent”; 4 VIP tickets to “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”; 2 tickets to a New York Giants game and walk on the field; 2 orchestra tickets to L’Elisir D’Amore at The Metropolitan Opera; 4 passes to a taping of BET’s “106 & Park”; 4 adult passes to Top of the Rock; 2 season passes to the Williamstown Theatre Festival; 2 tickets to Pilobolus Dance Theatre at The Joyce Theater; plus membership to the New York Public Library at the Young Lions Level; and many Broadway shows.

Many more items include those in the categories of Fitness and Dining will continue to be added throughout the auction.

All interested bidders must go to www.biddingforgood.com/playwrightshorizons to register to bid.

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