Three-time Tony winner Glenn Close, who will return to Broadway later this season in a new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard, featuring a 40-piece orchestra, will be honored at the annual Chairman's Awards Gala April 3 at The Pierre New York (2 E. 61st St. at Fifth Avenue).
Theatre Forward and Chairman James S. Turley will lead the celebration to support American theatre. Close will be honored with the Theatre Artist Award; Roe Green, visionary arts philanthropist, will receive the Theatre Forward Leadership Award; and Center Theatre Group will receive the Achievement in Theatre Award on behalf of its 50th anniversary.
Close is a Tony winner for her performances in The Real Thing, Death of the Maiden, and Sunset Boulevard.
The Gala will include cocktails, dinner, and performances, as well as a live and silent auction. Auction proceeds will benefit the creation of theatrical works and theatre education programs across the country serving 500,000 students.
Tickets begin at $1,000. For ticket information contact Emily Miller at (212) 750-6895 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Theatre Forward is devoted to “advancing the American theatre and its communities by providing funding and other resources to the country’s leading nonprofit theatres. Through this network of funders and regional theatres, Theatre Forward aims to increase access and opportunity for all to experience theatre that builds community and sets the stage for individual achievement by advancing strong theatre and educating through theatre. Theatre Forward is an association of institutional nonprofit theatres located in 19 cities across the country.” For more information, visit theatreforward.org.