Manhattan Theatre Club presents its annual Spring Gala May 16 at Cipriani 42nd Street, hosted by Tony-winning playwright Sarah Jones. The event is honoring Marie T. Gallagher, senior vice president, PepsiCo, Inc., featuring performances from Broadway shows Bright Star, The Color Purple, Fiddler on the Roof, Jersey Boys, Motown The Musical, Shuffle Along and Waitress.
Featured appearances include Tony Award nominee Carmen Cusack (Bright Star); Tony Award nominee Danielle Brooks, Phoenix Best, Carrie Compere, Adrianna Hicks, Carla R. Stewart and Rema Webb (The Color Purple); six-time Tony Award nominee Danny Burstein, Tony Award nominee Jessica Hecht, Adam Kantor, Ben Rappaport and Nick Rehberger (Fiddler on the Roof); Stephen Cerf, Rory Max Kaplan, Michael Lomenda, Dominic Scaglione, Jr., Candi Boyd, Sara Schmidt and Kara Tremel (Jersey Boys); Allison Semmes, Dana Marie Ingraham, Trisha Jeffrey and Elijah Ahmad Lewis (Motown The Musical); Tony Award nominee Adrienne Warren (Shuffle Along); and three-time Tony Award nominee Christopher Fitzgerald (Waitress).
The evening is co-directed by MTC artistic director Lynne Meadow and Richard Maltby Jr. (Ain’t Misbehavin’). The creative team includes Philip Rosenberg (lighting design), Leon Rothenberg (sound design) and Jason Michael Webb (music direction).