Theatre Communications Group Gala Honors Kenny Leon, Judith O. Rubin and Shubert Foundation April 23

By Adam Hetrick
April 23, 2012

Sally Struthers and Jennifer Cody co-host the Theatre Communications Group's April 23 gala at Espace, honoring Tony Award-nominated director Kenny Leon (Stick Fly, The Mountaintop), Playwrights Horizons board chairman Judith O. Rubin and the Shubert Foundation.



The 6 PM event promises performances from the new musicals Giant (to debut at the Public Theater this fall), Hands On A Hardbody (premiering at La Jolla April 27) and the new Bill T. Jones musical Super Fly.

The occasion also marks TCG's 50th anniversary. Gala co-chairs are Ralph Bryan and Heather Randall, with honorary co-chairs including Angela Basset, Courtney B. Vance and Louise Kerz Hirschfeld.

"Not only will we be celebrating all that TCG has accomplished over the last 50 years, we are thrilled to be honoring a group of people who have made a notable difference in the world of American theatre. They have shared their passion for the theatre with TCG and our members, and we are delighted to be sharing the evening with them," said TCG executive director Teresa Eyring in a statement.

"It's my great honor to showcase several great works from our member theatres," Eyring added. "Audiences fell in love with Giant when it played at Signature and Dallas Theatre Center. La Jolla Playhouse is working diligently on Hands on a Hardbody and we are thrilled to offer our gala attendees a sneak preview of the new musical Super Fly, directed and choreographed by Bill T. Jones. These and other works emerging from theatres of all sizes across the U.S., demonstrate the strength and vitality of our national theatre community."

Click here to read about Kenny Leon's directorial career in the Playbill Vault.

For more information on the gala, visit TCG.org.