Kinky Boots' Billy Porter Headlines Acting Company Gala

News   Kinky Boots' Billy Porter Headlines Acting Company Gala The Acting Company's Gala is held Nov. 17 at 360 Degrees Tribeca.

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The evening salutes NYU Tisch School of the Arts' Dean Emerita Mary Schmidt Campbell and Municipal Arts Society's President Vin Cipolla. Dr. Campbell will receive the John Houseman Award, recognizing her "profound commitment to the development of actors and arts education in America." Cipolla will be presented with the Warburg Humanitarian Award for his "outstanding philanthropic endeavor and support of the arts."

Jesse L. Martin and David Rockefeller, Jr. present the awards. Stephen DeRosa hosts the Gala, which features a performance by Tony winner Billy Porter.

Proceeds support The Acting Company's repertory of theatrical productions and arts education for underserved audiences and students.

For tickets call (212) 258-3111.

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Founded by Oscar winner John Houseman and current Acting Company Producer Margot Harley in 1972, The Acting Company is America’s most honored touring repertory theatre having reached almost four million people in 48 states and 10 foreign countries with 139 classic and new works. Kevin Kline, Patti LuPone, Rainn Wilson, Jeffrey Wright, Jesse L. Martin, Frances Conroy, Keith David, Hamish Linklater, Harriet Harris and David Ogden Stiers are but a few who began their careers on tour with The Acting Company, which is recipient of a Tony Award for Excellence in Theatre.

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