Broadway producer Daryl Roth and singer Roberta Flack are set to receive the Town Hall 2017 Friend of the Arts Award. Since 1981, the accolade has been given annually to individuals and institutions who, through their work and support of the arts, have contributed to the advancement of our culture.
This season alone, Roth was a producer on Hello, Dolly!; Sunset Boulevard; Groundhog Day; Present Laughter; The Front Page; and Indecent. She’s also been a strong supporter of new works, like the Tony-winning musical Kinky Boots, as well as new plays like The Humans, Fish in the Dark, and An Act of God. She has produced seven Pulitzer Prize-winning plays and is the recipient of several Tony Awards.
Flack is a Grammy winner whose music traverses pop, soul, folk, and jazz. Some of her best-known hits include “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,” “Where Is the Love,” “Killing Me Softly With His Song,” “Feel Like Makin' Love,” and “The Closer I Get to You.”
The award presentation will take place at a dinner capping the 96th Annual Town Hall Gala Celebration on October 22 at the Princeton Club in New York City.
The evening will feature The Town Hall Ensemble, a big band led by trumpeter Steven Bernstein.
Admission to the dinner and award presentations is by invitation only to the Town Hall Family of Sustaining Members, other major contributors, and guests. For more information, visit TheTownHall.org.