Hyde Pierce, Foster, Molaskey and Pizzarelli Will Perform at MTC Benefit

News   Hyde Pierce, Foster, Molaskey and Pizzarelli Will Perform at MTC Benefit Tony Award winners David Hyde Pierce and Sutton Foster, and the husband-and-wife team of Broadway performer Jessica Molaskey and jazz guitarist and vocalist John Pizzarelli, will perform at Manhattan Theatre Club's annual winter benefit Jan. 28.

Sutton Foster
Sutton Foster Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Billed as An Intimate Night, it's an evening of cocktails and dinner followed by a special one-night-only cabaret-style show, directed by Tony Award winner Rob Ashford (choreographer of Thoroughly Modern Millie, and director of London's recent Parade).

The event will be at the Rainbow Room, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, 65th floor.

The benefit evening begins with a 7 PM cocktail reception, followed by dinner at 8 PM and the show at 9:15 PM. All money raised from this annual event will benefit MTC's educational outreach programs, as well as its artistic development program.

MTC board members Bethany Millard and Fiona Kirk are the co-chairs. Hyde Pierce won the Tony for his current turn in the musical Curtains; Foster is currently starring in Young Frankenstein and won her Tony for playing the title character in Thoroughly Modern Millie; Molaskey has released four albums (all on the PS Classics label) and appeared in Broadway's Parade and Off-Broadway's A Man of No Importance; Pizzarelli is a jazz guitarist, vocalist and bandleader — and a respected interpreter of the American songbook.

MTC is the respected New York City resident theatre with homes on Broadway (at the Biltmore Theatre) and Off-Broadway (Stage I and II and New York City Center). Individual tickets for MTC's winter benefit, including cocktails, dinner and the show are available for $2,500 and $1,500. Tables of ten are also available for $25,000, $20,000 and $15,000. For more information, call (212) 399-3000, ext. 4146.

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Under the leadership of artistic director Lynne Meadow and executive producer Barry Grove, Manhattan Theatre Club has grown in three decades from a prolific Off-Off Broadway showcase into one of the country’s most acclaimed theatre organizations. MTC develops and presents works by both established and emerging American and international playwrights. Significant productions include Craig Lucas' Reckless, David Auburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning Proof; Charles Busch's The Tale of the Allergist's Wife; Terrence McNally's Tony Award-winning Love! Valour! Compassion!; the Fats Waller musical Ain't Misbehavin'; Beth Henley's Pulitzer Prize-winning Crimes of the Heart; August Wilson's The Piano Lesson and Seven Guitars and the Pulitzer Prize-winning production of John Patrick Shanley's Doubt.

During the 2007-08 season, Tony Award-winning director Daniel Sullivan is serving as MTC's acting artistic director.

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