Drama League Gala — with Dale, Gleason, Henshall and More — Offered Feb. 5 | Playbill

News Drama League Gala — with Dale, Gleason, Henshall and More — Offered Feb. 5
When Hollywood Met Broadway: Great Songs From Stage and Screen, the 22nd Annual Gala Benefit Concert for The Drama League, will be presented at the Rainbow Room high atop Rockefeller Plaza Feb. 5.
Ruthie Henshall
Ruthie Henshall

Hosted by Joanna Gleason and Jim Dale, the evening will feature the talents of Rita Moreno, Beth Leavel, Ruthie Henshall, Melissa Errico, Josh Strickland, Heather Mac Rae, Noah Racey, Steven Brinberg, Megan Sikora, Donna Vivino, Jill Abramowitz, Jared Bradshaw, Michael West, Ashley Brown, Asa Somers, Marilyn Michaels and the cast of Spring Awakening. Show time is 7:30 PM. Matt August directs the concert, which features musical direction by Matthew Ward and choreography by Dan Knechtges.

After the Fair's Stephen Cole wrote the benefit, and he and composer Matthew Ward penned a new song to be performed by co-hosts Gleason and Dale. Entitled "Dysfunctional Duet," the song, according to lyricist Cole, "gives each of them the opposing point of view that Broadway or Hollywood musicals couldn't do without each other. The number will be a multimedia number that will include film clip montages designed by Harry Arends."

The evening will begin with cocktails and a silent auction and raffle. A seated dinner and the performance will follow.

Founded in 1916, the Drama League is an association of theatre professionals and patrons dedicated to "encouraging the finest in professional theatre and has since then developed into the theatre’s premiere service organization."

Tickets for When Hollywood Met Broadway are priced $600-$2,500, which includes the concert, pre-gala reception and dinner. For more information call Derek Travis Collard at (212) 244-9494, ext. 5 or visit www.dramaleague.org.

The Rainbow Room is located in Manhattan at 30 Rockefeller Plaza on the 65th floor.

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