Michael Mayer (Photo: Shutterstock)
Vineyard Theatre’s 2018 Gala Fundraiser will celebrate Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer and the award-winning theatre company’s 35th Anniversary. The annual Gala Fundraiser will take place on Monday, May 14, 2018, beginning at 6:30pm at Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). Cody Lassen is the 35th Anniversary Gala Chair and Audible, Inc. is the lead corporate sponsor of the event.
Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern said, “Michael Mayer has directed some of the most exciting and original shows of the past decades, from Side Man to Spring Awakening to Thoroughly Modern Millie to American Idiot to the recent revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. He is an artist of great vision, artistry, intelligence, and versatility, working in theatre, opera, film, and television, who has helped to expand the boundaries of the musical theatre form. Michael has been an important part of The Vineyard family for nearly twenty-five years, collaborating with us on half a dozen plays and musicals, most recently on the world-premiere musical Brooklynite. We are thrilled to celebrate Michael’s incredible contributions to the American theatre and to our company on the occasion of our 35th Anniversary.”
Brooklynite at Vineyard Theatre, directed by Michael Mayer
Vineyard Theatre is an Off-Broadway theatre company dedicated to developing and producing bold new plays and musicals by both emerging and established artists. The theater is committed to creating an artistic home for daring and diverse artists and to nurturing their unique voices. For over 35 years the company has sought to produce work that challenges all of us to see ourselves and our world in new ways, and that pushes the boundaries of what theatre can be and do.
The Vineyard’s Gala event will include a cocktail hour and auction, dinner, and a 35th Anniversary performance featuring artists of stage and screen, to be announced. Recent Vineyard galas have included Liza Minnelli, Bebe Neuwirth, Brandon Victor Dixon, Danielle Brooks, Savion Glover, Betty Buckley, and more. Tables are $25,000, $15,000 and $10,000, and individual tickets are $2,500, $1,500 and $1,000. Tickets can be purchased by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 212-353-3366, ext. 1227. Funds raised will benefit The Vineyard’s 2017-2018 Season.