Sarah Jessica Parker to Host La MaMa Gala, Featuring Rufus Wainwright and More

News   Sarah Jessica Parker to Host La MaMa Gala, Featuring Rufus Wainwright and More La MaMa honorary chair Sarah Jessica Parker will host the downtown theatre's gala Nov. 2. The evening will feature appearances and performances by Justin Vivian Bond, Bridget Everett and acclaimed composer Rufus Wainwright.
Sarah Jessica Parker with husband Matthew Broderick
Sarah Jessica Parker with husband Matthew Broderick Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Other scheduled for the event at La MaMa's Ellen Stewart Theatre include Joey Arias and Pua Ali’I Ilima O Nuioka (Hula Halau).

The evening of performances is directed by Tony winner Scott Wittman and will honor Joy Tomchin for her activism on behalf of the LGBTQ communities; Donn Russell for his commitment to and support of non-traditional theatre; and Roberta Uno for her leadership in philanthropy and cultural diversity.

All proceeds from the benefit will go towards various programs and productions at La MaMa, now in its 54th season. Tickets to the gala are priced at $325; to purchase call (212) 254-6468 or email gala@lamama.org.

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La MaMa is currently showing Gardiner Comfort's acclaimed solo play The Elephant in Every Room I Enter. Comfort's work recounts the details of his week at the Tourette Syndrome Association National Conference in Washington, D.C., and shares his experiences of his life as an actor living with the neurological disorder. Performances run through Oct. 31. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit LaMaMa.org.

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