[title of show] Creators Will Team with Avenue Q Director for Performance at Vineyard Gala

News   [title of show] Creators Will Team with Avenue Q Director for Performance at Vineyard Gala
[title of show] creators Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell will pen a performance to be staged by Avenue Q director Jason Moore for The Vineyard Theatre's upcoming annual gala.

Hunter Bell and Jeff Bowen
Hunter Bell and Jeff Bowen

The evening, titled "A Sterling Silver Celebration: Vineyard XXV" in celebration of the company's 25th anniversary, will take place Jan. 29, 2007, at The Rainbow Room.

Former Vineyard Theatre veterans Bowen and Bell will write what is being billed as "A Star-Studded, One-Of-A-Kind Gala Performance" to be directed by fellow alum Moore. The cast for the event is currently being assembled.

The evening will also feature a tribute to Paula Vogel with the presentation of the company's inaugural Paula Vogel Playwriting Award. (The Vineyard first produced the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright's How I Learned to Drive Off-Broadway in 1997 as well as her more recent work The Long Christmas Ride Home in 2003). The winner of the new award as well as the winner of the 2007 Kitty Carlisle Hart Musical Theatre Award will be honored.

The Vineyard currently presents Victoria Clark and Cheyenne Jackson in a developmental run of Nicky Silver's The Agony and the Agony through Dec. 22. The company's 25th season opened with a production of Anne Washburn's The Internationalist starring "Law & Order" actress Annie Parisse and will continue with Tina Landau's staging of J.M. Barrie's Mary Rose (starting Feb. 1, 2007) and a fourth production (to play in the spring of 2007) yet to be announced.

To purchase tickets to this event, visit vineyardtheatre.org or phone Kelly Burdick at (212) 353 3366 ext. 238.

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