Glenn Close and Jonathan Groff Revisit Pirates of Penzance at "Decades Ball" This Evening

Lapham's Quarterly presents its annual "Decades Ball" June 2 at Gotham Hall (1356 Broadway).

Jonathan Groff
Jonathan Groff (Photo by Stephanie Berger)

The line-up includes Tony winner Glenn Close and Jonathan Groff singing selections from Gilbert & Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance and Maggie Gyllenhaal reading excerpts from Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina.

The evening is themed around the 1870's. Along with Close, Groff and Gyllenhaal, Tony winner Michael Cerveris will read excerpts from Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days and Taylor Mac will sing temperance hymns.

Oskar Eustis, artistic director of the Public Theater, emcees the event; the Folio Society presents the Janus Prize to historian Simon Schama.

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