Philadelphia Theatre Company to Host Annual Gala, 3/8

Philadelphia Theatre Company to Host Annual Gala, 3/8

Philadelphia Theatre Company will present its Annual Gala fundraiser on March 8, 2014 at The Hyatt at the Bellevue at 6:30 PM. The event, co-chaired by PTC Board Chair E. Gerald Riesenbach and his wife Cookie, with David and Rhonda Cohen serving as Honorary Chairs, will honor long-time PTC Board member and local art gallery owner Elliot Schwartz and Cozen O'Connor for their work in advocating for the arts. Proceeds from the Gala will help support PTC's education and community outreach initiatives.

Tickets to the Gala are available by calling the Philadelphia Theatre Company Development Office at 215-985-1400 ext. 117. The Gala will be hosted by CBS3 anchor Jessica Dean and will include both silent and live auctions followed by dinner and dancing, with entertainment provided by Rich Posmontier.

Elliot Schwartz is the owner of Carol Schwartz Gallery in Chestnut Hill which specializes in fine art, vintage posters, Judaica, jewelry, and crafts by local, national and international artists.

Ranked among the top law firms in the country, Cozen O'Connor has 575 attorneys in 22 cities on two continents. A full-service firm with nationally recognized practices in litigation, business law, and government relations, Cozen O'Connor attorneys have experience operating in all sectors of the economy. In an industry built on talk, Cozen O'Connor has made its name by doing. Their diverse client list includes global Fortune 500 companies, middle-market firms poised for growth, ambitious startups, and high-profile individuals.

Founded in 1974, Philadelphia Theatre Company is a leading regional theatre company whose mission is to produce, develop and present entertaining and imaginative contemporary theatre focused on the American experience that both ignites the intellect and touches the soul. By developing new work through commissions, readings and workshops, PTC generates projects that have a national impact and reach broad regional audiences. Under the guidance of PTC's Executive Producing Director, Sara Garonzik, since 1982 and PTC President Priscilla M. Luce, who joined the leadership team in early April of 2013, PTC supports the work of a growing body of diverse dramatists and takes pride in being a home to many nationally recognized artists who have participated in more than 140 world and Philadelphia premieres. PTC has received 46 Barrymore Awards and 155 nominations. In October 2007, PTC opened the Suzanne Roberts Theatre, their home on Philadelphia's Avenue of the Arts, which has helped contribute to the revitalization of Center City Philadelphia's thriving arts district.

For further information, please call 215-735-7356.

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