Recognizing the “power of art in turbulent times,” St. Ann’s Warehouse theatre in Brooklyn, New York, is saluting two pioneers of the “Brooklyn Renaissance” at its annual fundraising gala June 5. Tony Award-winning actor Lena Hall will entertain.
The event honors local restaurateur Buzzy O’Keeffe and brewer Steve Hindy, the founder-proprietors of The River Café and Brooklyn Brewery, respectively, for their “vision, fortitude and excellence.” Hall is planning a concert of music by Janis Joplin, Radiohead, Talking Heads, and other artists.
Hall won the 2014 Tony as Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance at Yitzhak in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. She currently co-stars in How to Transcend a Happy Marriage at Lincoln Center. Listen to Hall cover “Are You Gonna Be My Girl.”
She also originated the role of Nicola in the Tony-winning musical Kinky Boots, and has appeared on HBO’s Girls and Amazon Prime’s Good Girls Revolt, among other TV shows and films. She also released a solo album, Sin & Salvation: Live at the Carlyle. She toured the U.S. and Canada as part of Josh Groban’s Stages tour.
The event will begin at 6:15 PM with cocktails on the waterfront and in the Max Family Garden, followed at 7:45 PM by the concert and a family-style dinner in the Joseph S. and Diane H. Steinberg Theater building in Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Tickets begin at $1,000 and can be ordered by emailing Patrick@stannswarehouse.org or calling (718) 834-8794 x 114. St. Ann’s Warehouse is located at 45 Water Street in Brooklyn Bridge Park.