All proceeds will benefit the Ensemble Studio Theatre's new play production fund, including the 2013 Marathon of One Act Plays.
"All of us at EST are proud to be honoring two of Broadway's most illustrious producers, who have a record of producing many new plays and musicals that originated in not-for-profit theatres like ours." said William Carden, artistic director of the Ensemble Studio Theatre, in a statement. "Proceeds support EST’s own productions of new plays, which have increased markedly in the past five years with tremendous growth in box office revenue, greater recognition for EST artists, and a higher profile for our theatre. This tribute is fitting.”
Benefit host Zaks added, “Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel are two of the most inspired and relentlessly dedicated producers in the theater today. I also happen to have great personal affection for them both. And so I am thrilled that my first professional home, the Ensemble Studio Theatre, has chosen to honor them.”
SIR Stage 37 is located at 508 West 37th Street. Tickets are $500 and $1,000. For table, ticket and ad pricing, click here.
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.