Darren Criss, Carmen Cusack, Adam Pascal, More Will Be Part of A Grand Night Benefit

Cabaret & Concert News   Darren Criss, Carmen Cusack, Adam Pascal, More Will Be Part of A Grand Night Benefit
The evening at the Mark Taper Forum will celebrate over a half-century of musicals.
Darren Criss Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Center Theatre Group will celebrate 50 years of developing or presenting landmark musicals with a one-night-only event April 22. Entitled A Grand Night, the evening will begin at 5:30 PM with a pre-show reception in the Ahmanson Theatre lobby, followed by a 7 PM performance in the Mark Taper Forum, and a post-show gala dinner on the stage of the Ahmanson.

The cast is currently scheduled to include Darren Criss, Carmen Cusack, Adam Pascal, Obba Babatundé, Zooey Deschanel, Barrett Foa, Katie Lowes, and Adam Shapiro.

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Last year, Center Theatre Group produced the innovative Soft Power, hosted the Broadway-bound Ain’t Too Proud, and presented the tour of the Tony-winning Dear Evan Hansen.

The Gala dinner will be hosted by Jana Bezdek and Trevor Bezdek. Karla Ahmanson and William H. Ahmanson, Kiki Ramos Gindler and David Gindler, Patricia Glaser and Sam Mudie, Ellyn Lindsay and William Lindsay, and Laura Rosenwald and Jamie Rosenwald will serve as gala co-chairs, with Matthew Walden and Richard Weitz as gala performance co-chairs.

Gala dinner tickets start at $5,000 and can be reserved by calling (213) 972-3192 or by emailing gala@ctgla.org. Performance-only tickets start at $250 and are available at CTGLA.org/AGrandNight.

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