Tony Winner Laura Benanti Performs at Broadway at the Boat Basin Gala June 20

By Andrew Gans
June 20, 2011

Broadway at the Boat Basin, Riverside Park Fund's annual benefit Gala, will be held June 20 at the Boat Basin Café in the historic Rotunda in Riverside Park.

The fundraiser boasts a performance by Tony Award winner Laura Benanti, who recently received another Tony nomination for her performance in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.

In a statement Benanti said, "I have run, walked, played, lounged and enjoyed every minute of my time in Riverside Park. It is a rare blessing to have such a beautiful oasis for people from all walks of life. It is my absolute honor to contribute through song to the preservation of this New York treasure."

Honorary Chairs are Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge, of Planet Green TV’s “The Fabulous Beekman Boys.”

The gala features a silent and live auction, hors d'oeuvres and cocktails, dinner and dessert and the performance.

Tickets for the event are $300, $600 and $1,000 per person. For tickets, auction donations and/or sponsorship opportunities, contact Lori Brittle at


Founded in 1986, Riverside Park Fund is the park's non-profit conservancy organization.