Tickets for the performance-only portion of the starry evening — at the Hudson Theatre at the Millennium Broadway Hotel — go on sale Feb. 9.
Special guests who will honor the five-time Tony Award-winning Stroman (Contact, Crazy for You, Show Boat, The Scottsboro Boys) include Roger Bart and Gary Beach of The Producers; Joshua Henry and the cast of The Scottsboro Boys; Boyd Gaines and Leigh Zimmerman from Contact; Rebecca Luker from The Music Man and Show Boat; Karen Ziemba from Crazy for You and Contact; Debra Monk from Steel Pier; Veanne Cox from Flora, the Red Menace; Colman Domingo from The Scottsboro Boys; Craig Bierko from The Music Man; and Fred Applegate from Happiness. More participants are still to be announced.
Songs from shows that Stroman helped craft will be performed.
Also expected is composer John Kander, whose The Scottsboro Boys premiered at the Vineyard in 2010 prior to Broadway.
Stroman previously choreographed The Vineyard's revival of Kander and Ebb's musical Flora, the Red Menace, which was her first collaboration with Kander, Ebb and book writer David Thompson. Along with the Tony Awards, Stroman's work has been honored with Olivier, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Lucille Lortel, George Abbott and Astaire Awards.
A limited number of seats to the performance-only portion of the Gala are available at the Vineyard box office. The performance begins at 8:30 PM. Mezzanine seats that include a cocktail reception starting at 7:30 PM are available for $125, while balcony seats for the show only are $75. A limited number of $300 premium box seats are also on sale.
For more information about the Feb. 28 gala event, call (212) 353-3366 ext. 242.
Vineyard Theatre, the Off-Broadway not-for-profit dedicated to new plays and musicals, has presented groundbreaking works including the Pulitzer Prize-winning productions of Edward Albee's Three Tall Women and Paula Vogel's How I Learned to Drive, plus Tarell Alvin McCraney's Wig Out!, The Civilians' This Beautiful City, Nicky Silver's Pterodactyls and Raised in Captivity, Colman Domingo's A Boy and His Soul, Will Eno's recent Middletown, and the musicals Avenue Q and [title of show].
Vineyard Theatre is the recipient of the Tony Award for the musical Avenue Q and continues as producer of the musical's current production at New World Stages in New York.
Douglas Aibel is artistic director of Vineyard Theatre, Jennifer Garvey-Blackwell is executive director.