Tom Hanks, Patricia Clarkson, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Martha Plimpton, Tony Kushner and More Set for The Decades Ball

By Andrew Gans
22 May 2013

Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Photo by Robert Mannis

Lapham’s Quarterly, which is run by editor and publisher Lewis Lapham, has announced that its annual gala, The Decades Ball: The 1950s, will be held June 3 at Capitale (130 Bowery at Grand Street).

Oskar Eustis, artistic director of The Public Theater, will emcee the evening, which will feature readings and performances that highlight voices from screen, stage, music and literature of the era.

Performers are currently scheduled to include Tom Hanks, Patricia Clarkson, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Martha Plimpton, Ari Graynor, playwright Tony Kushner and poet Paul Muldoon. Singer-comedienne Nellie McKay will perform classic songs by Doris Day.

Jane and Morley Safer are Benefit Chairs; Morley Safer will present the Janus Prize to historian Kevin Phillips.



Tickets are $500 for individuals, with tables available for $10,000, $25,000 and $50,000. For more information click here.