Producers' Kind to Host Gala Honoring Avenue Q's Roberson; Q Cast to Perform

News   Producers' Kind to Host Gala Honoring Avenue Q's Roberson; Q Cast to Perform Our Time Theatre Company's 3rd Annual Benefit Gala will honor Ken Roberson, the choreographer of the Tony-winning musical Avenue Q.

Richard Kind
Richard Kind

Richard Kind, who currently stars in the Broadway company of The Producers, will host the April 11 event at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. Phylicia Rashad, seen earlier this season in Gem of the Ocean, will present the award — which honors a person who has been an inspiration to those who stutter — to choreographer Roberson.

Avenue Q director Jason Moore, who is a co-chair of the event, said in a statement, "I have known Ken Roberson, the recipient of the Our Time Award, for several years. I was honored to work with Ken when he choreographed Avenue Q. He is one of the most generous and inspiring artists working in the theatre today — not to mention, perhaps, the most wickedly funny! He has never allowed his stutter to stop him from achieving his dreams. I am absolutely thrilled that Ken's talents will be recognized by receiving the Our Time Award."

The evening begins with cocktails at 6:30 PM at Andavi (91 Christopher Street), followed by the 8 PM performance at the Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). Performers and presenters for the gala will include the casts of Avenue Q and Stomp as well as Maurice Hines, Everett Bradley, Michelle Robinson, director Charles Randolph-Wright, the Our Time kids and the American Institute for Stuttering's Catherine Montgomery.

Our Time Theatre Company is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing an artistic home for young people who stutter. The company will present two original productions during National Stuttering Awareness Week, May 13-15.

For tickets, ranging $55-$750, or additional information, call (212) 414-9696.