By Kenneth Jones
01 Mar 2012
The benefit will feature a public online auction featuring "several unique items including vacation packages, rare wines, VIP sports tickets, exquisite meals, and some classic Roundabout memorabilia."
All proceeds will go to Roundabout's Musical Theatre Fund. The auction is now open and will continue until 9 PM March 13. Bids can be placed at http://www.biddingforgood.com/roundabouttheatre/gala2012.
The March 12 Spring Gala is called From Screen to Stage. Rob Marshall came to national prominence working on the musicals She Loves Me, Company, Little Me and the Tony Award-winning Cabaret. He moved on to motion pictures, directing and choreographing the Oscar-winning film musical "Chicago," plus "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," "Nine" and more.
Roundabout will present the Jason Robards Award for Theatrical Excellence to Marshall at the Spring Gala. Musical direction and arrangements for the evening are by David Krane.
The evening will be at the Hammerstein Ballroom at 311 W. 34th Street in Manhattan.
Roundabout Theatre Company's 2012 Spring Gala will begin at 7 PM with dinner and a live auction, followed by a special musical tribute to Marshall. "Leadership ticket buyers" are also invited to a private VIP cocktail party with guest artists and other entertainment VIPs at 6 PM.
Celebrity attendees include Jane Alexander, Alec Baldwin, Blair Brown, Matt Cavenaugh, Margaret Colin, Kristin Chenoweth, Jim Dale, Gordon Edelstein, Nora Ephron, Katie Finneran, Alexander Gemignani, Joanna Gleason, Sam Gold, Carla Gugino, Joel Grey, Jayne Houdyshell, Doug Hughes, Marin Ireland, Cherry Jones, John Kander, Steve Kazee, Jane Krakowski, LaChanze, Angela Lansbury, James Lapine, Michael McGrath, John McMartin, Debra Monk, Sarah Paulson, Martha Plimpton, Lily Rabe, Phylicia Rashad, Theresa Rebeck, Ron Rifkin, Sherie Rene Scott, John Slattery, Alex Timbers, Tony Walton, Vanessa Williams, Maury Yeston. All celebrity appearances are subject to change.
Ticket prices are:
$1,500 Benefactor Single Ticket (includes dinner and the musical performance).
$2,500 Underwriter Single Ticket (includes private cocktail party with Roundabout artists, priority seating at the dinner and the musical performance).
$3,500 Celebrity Circle Single Ticket (includes private cocktail party with Roundabout artists, and VIP seating at the dinner and the musical performance).
$5,000 Producer's Circle Single Ticket (includes private cocktail party with Roundabout artists, and front row seating at the dinner and the musical performance).
To purchase tickets to Roundabout's 2012 Spring Gala contact Natalie Corr, Special Events Associate, at (212) 719-9393. For more information, visit www.roundabouttheatre.org/gala.htm.
Roundabout Theatre Company is a not-for-profit theatre "dedicated to providing a nurturing artistic home for theatre artists at all stages of their careers where the widest possible audience can experience their work at affordable prices." Roundabout fulfills its mission each season through the revival of classic plays and musicals; development and production of new works by established playwrights and emerging writers; educational initiatives that enrich the lives of children and adults; and a subscription model and audience outreach programs that cultivate loyal audiences.
RTC operates three theatres on Broadway and two theatres Off-Broadway.