Katie Finneran and Darren Goldstein Will Host 15th Anniversary Benefit for Page 73 Productions
21 May 2013
Page 73 Productions will hold its 15th Anniversary Benefit at City Winery May 22 at 7 PM.
Two-time Tony winner Katie Finneran (Noises Off; Promises, Promises) and Darren Goldstein (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) will host the event.
The evening will feature performances from Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, "The C Word"), Tony Award nominee Michael Friedman (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, upcoming Shakespeare in the Park musical adaptation of Love's Labour's Lost), Tony Award nominee Bobby Steggert (Ragtime, Big Fish), Tracee Chimo (Bad Jews, Circle Mirror Transformation), Brandon Dirden (The Piano Lesson) and more.
The benefit will also honor longtime Page 73 supporters Carson and Joseph Gleberman.
The evening will include dinner, cocktails, song performances and the annual New Play Bake Off, which will feature the on-the-spot creations of Page 73 playwrights Meghan Deans, Michael Mitnick and Max Posner, who incorporate suggestions (or ingredients) given by the audience to write page 73 of a new play during the cocktail hour. The submissions will be read during dinner by performers directed by Davis McCallum (Elliot, a Soldier's Fugue, The Whale and Water by the Spoonful).
Page 73 Productions is an Off-Broadway theatre company dedicated to developing and producing the work of early-career playwrights through a series of development opportunities, workshops, readings and fully produced productions. It received the League of Professional Theatre Women's 2008 Lucille Lortel Award for "innovative and creative work dedicated to the emerging dramatist."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.