Backstage Visits, Unique Tours and Exotic Travel Up for Bidding in Playwrights Horizons Fundraiser Auction

News   Backstage Visits, Unique Tours and Exotic Travel Up for Bidding in Playwrights Horizons Fundraiser Auction
Off-Broadway's not-for-profit Playwrights Horizons, the birthplace of Sunday in the Park With George, Driving Miss Daisy and this year's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Clybourne Park, is a conducting an online auction as part of its annual Spring Gala Benefit.

Bidding for the auction, which features a wide variety of items and unique social, experiential and entertainment opportunities, begins 8 AM April 26 at www.biddingforgood/playwrightshorizons.

Online bidding will continue for three weeks through May 18 (with items staggered to close at 8 PM and 9 PM).

Some of the items up for bid for Playwrights Horizons' online auction include:

A deluxe backstage visit to the set of "30 Rock" featuring a photo with the cast, signed script, DVD set and attending an episode taping with director Don Scardino.

An on-set visit for two to "NCIS: Los Angeles" including lunch with cast member Barrett Foa. Tickets and backstage visits to Anything Goes (with star Sutton Foster), Sister Act (with star Victoria Clark), Memphis (with star Chad Kimball), Catch Me If You Can (with star Aaron Tveit) and The Addams Family (with Roger Rees plus drinks with composer Andrew Lippa).

Accommodations for an eight-day, seven-night Puerto Vallarta getaway.

One-week internship at Marc Jacobs in the Accessories Division.

Admission for 30 to NY Skyride at the Empire State Building.

VIP tour of Theodore Roosevelt's birthplace for eight.

Private in-depth casting consultation with the Playwrights Horizons casting department.

Signed copies of six Edward Albee plays.

Signed copy of Bruce Norris' Pulitzer Prize-winning Clybourne Park as well as a poster signed by Norris, director Pam MacKinnon and the entire World Premiere cast.

All interested bidders must go to to register to bid. Playwrights Horizons' annual Gala evening, this year titled A Play in Forty Acts, will be held May 2 at 583 Park Avenue. The evening will celebrate the theatre company's 40th Anniversary and honor board chair Judith O. Rubin for her 25 years with the organization. It will also feature performances by five veteran Playwrights Horizons performers (Tony Award winner LaChanze and Tony Award nominees Stephen Bogardus, Chad Kimball, Kelli O'Hara and Mary Testa).Cocktails and a Silent Auction will begin at 6 PM, followed by dinner at 7:45 PM and the evening's entertainment. Ticket prices for the Gala Benefit start at $800 and can be reserved by calling Michelle Kiefel at (212) 564-1235, extension 3143.

For more information about Playwrights Horizons and its 40th anniversary season, visit

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