The evening began with a silent auction and raffle hosted by Jay O. Sanders ( Titus Andronicus at the Public). Items that were up for grabs included backstage tours of Wicked, War Horse and Road to Mecca. The concert followed.
We're Gonna Have To Ask You To Leave… included performances from Sanders; Obie winner Jonathan Hammond ( Boys in the Band, Ragtime); Spider-Man star Reeve Carney; Tony nominee Dylan Baker ( God of Carnage) and wife Becky Ann Baker ( Good People, Assasins); Tony nominee Barbara Walsh ( Company); Carla Gugino ( The Road to Mecca, Desire Under the Elms); Tony nominee Alison Fraser ( Gypsy, Secret Garden); Tony nominee Kathleen Chalfant ( Rescue Me, Wit); Patti Murin ( Lysistrata Jones, Xanadu); Nick Blaemire ( Godspell, Cry-Baby); Matthew Greer ( Seminar, The Real Thing); Carly Rose Sonenclar ( Wonderland, Les Miserables); and Karen Walsh ( The Road to Mecca, Pygmalion), among others.
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We're Gonna Have to Ask You To Leave... was produced by Eva Kaminsky and Karen Walsh with additional support from Alex Dinelaris and Meredith Holzman. The director was Kris Kukul; the music director was Ray Fellman.