By Kenneth Jones
06 Aug 2010
Adrian Fenty, Mayor of the District of Columbia, and his wife, Michelle Fenty, will be honorary co-chairs.
The final construction touches are being put on Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater in Washington, DC. The Tony Award-winning Arena Stage was one of the major regional theatres to emerge after World War II.
The Opening Gala Celebration will be a black-tie event within the Mead Center, featuring cocktails, dinner and an exclusive one-night-only performance headlined by Tony Award-winning Broadway actor Brian Stokes Mitchell.
Additionally, the evening will be emceed by award-winning journalist and ABC7/WJLA-TV anchor Leon Harris.
For more information regarding the Opening Gala Celebration, including further casting and how to purchase tickets, visit http://www.arenastage.org/support/special-events/.
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater is a national center "dedicated to the production, presentation, development and study of American theatre." Now in its sixth decade, Arena Stage serves a diverse annual audience of more than 200,000. Molly Smith is artistic director; Edgar Dobie is managing director. Visit www.arenastage.org.