Transport Group Will Honor Barbara Whitman at Gimme a Break! Gala

News   Transport Group Will Honor Barbara Whitman at Gimme a Break! Gala
 
Transport Group's 2014 Gimme a Break! gala will honor Tony Award-winning producer Barbara Whitman Dec. 8 at 6 PM at the Asia Society and Museum.

The evening will feature Broadway stars sharing their "big break" moments in story and song, as well as an award presentation to Whitman, who will receive the Transporting American Theatre Award for her contributions to the American theatre.

Performers will be announced at a later date.

Whitman's producing credits include A Raisin in the Sun, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, If/Then, Of Mice and Men, Red, Hands on a Hardbody, Next to Normal, Hamlet, 33 Variations, Mary Stuart, Legally Blonde, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. In the West End, she produced Piaf, starring Elena Roger. National tours include Next to Normal, Legally Blonde, …Spelling Bee, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Frost/Nixon.

Whitman is a board member of the Tectonic Theater Project, a member of the Leadership Council of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, East Coast Chair of Northwestern University's School of Communications Advisory Council and Chair Emeritus of Play Group Theatre, a Westchester-based theatre for children and teens. She is a member of the Broadway League as well as Actors' Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA.

Past recipients of the Transporting American Theatre Award include Beth Williams, Sue Frost, Christian Borle, Paul Huntley, Douglas Carter Beane, Lewis Flinn, A.R. Gurney, Liz Smith, Barbara Freitag, Terrence McNally and Joe Mantello. The Asia Society and Museum is located at 725 Park Ave. at 70th St. Tickets are now on sale and may be purchased at transportgroup.org.

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