Pinkins and Lehrer to Co-Chair Urban Stages Gala

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Urban Stages will honor Trezana Beverly, Tina Chen, Paul Sparks and Stanton Wood as part of its 25th anniversary gala at the Central Park Boathouse on May 18.

Tony Award-winning actress Tonya Pinkins and playwright Jim Lehrer serve as honorary chairs for the 7 PM gala that will honor artists who have contributed their work to Urban Stages over the past 25 years.

Honored artists include Tony nominee Trezana Beverly and Pulitzer Prize nominee Eisa Davis as well as Terence Archie, Tina Chen, Bruce Graham, Antoinette LaVecchia, Susan Louise O’Connor, Felix Pire, Paul Sparks, Roman Tatarowicz and Stanton Wood.

The gala evening includes entertainment, music, cocktails, a live auction and boat rides on the lake.

Urban Stages' mission is to discover, nurture and produce exceptional new works by artists of diverse cultural backgrounds. Works are culled from an open submission process and have gone onto enjoy lives regionally and internationally. Frances Hill is the founder and artistic director of Urban Stages.

Tickets for the gala, ranging $150-$10,000, are available by phoning (212) 421-1380 or by visiting UrbanStages.

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