Led by Artistic Director Todd Haimes, The Roundabout Theatre Company announced recently that it will present its annual 2012 Spring Gala on Monday, March 12, 2012, at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. With a theme of "From Screen to Stage," the evening will be presented in honor of Academy Award, Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Rob Marshall, and to cap off the evening's celebrations, Roundabout will be honoring Marshall with the Jason Robards Award for Theatrical Excellence.
Marshall will be joined at the event by stars from stage and screen for a special evening created by his Tony Award-winning sister Kathleen Marshall with Musical Direction and Arrangements by David Krane at the Hammerstein Ballroom (311 West 34th Street, NYC).
A History of Success "from Screen to Stage"
Best-known for his work in helming the smash screen adaptation of Chicago, Marshall is one of only a handful of uniquely talented director-choreographers to move easily between stage and screen, a group that also includes Adam Shankman and most notably the legendary Bob Fosse.
Marshall began his career with the Roundabout Theatre Company working on celebrated musicals such as She Loves Me, Company, Little Me and the Tony Award®-winning Cabaret. When Hollywood beckoned, he directed and choreographed the biggest film musical in years, the Academy Award® winning Chicago, the summer blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and the star studded Nine, among others.
The 2012 Roundabout Spring Gala
The Roundabout Theatre Company's 2012 Spring Gala will begin at 7:00 p.m., with dinner and a live auction, followed by a special musical tribute to Mr. Marshall. Leadership ticket buyers will also be able to attend a private VIP cocktail party with guest artists and other entertainment notables at 6 p.m.
The evening's smashing musical tribute to Marshall will begin at 9 p.m., hosted by the inimitable Martin Short. The musical tribute will also feature performances by a star-studded list of guests that reads like a Broadway fan's dream team, from Christine Baranski, Raul Esparza, Boyd Gaines, and Victor Garber, to Donna Murphy, Kelli O'Hara and celebrity attendees include Jane Alexander, Alec Baldwin, Blair Brown, Matt Cavenaugh, Margaret Colin, Barbara Cook, Jim Dale, Richard Easton, Gordon Edelstein, Scott Ellis, Katie Finneran, Alexander Gemignani, Richard Gere, John Glover, Sam Gold, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Joel Grey, Mamie Gummer, Rosemary Harris, Jayne Houdyshell, Doug Hughes, Marin Ireland, Cherry Jones, Steve Kazee, Justin Kirk, Jane Krakowski, LaChanze, Angela Lansbury, James Lapine, Marsha Mason, John McMartin, Sarah Paulson, Martha Plimpton, Lily Rabe, Phylicia Rashad, Theresa Rebeck, Ron Rifkin, Sherie Rene Scott, John Slattery, Richard Thomas, Tony Walton, John Weidman, Maury Yeston.
Ticket Prices and Availability
Ticket prices for the Roundabout Spring Gala event honoring Rob Marshall include the following price options (** means 10-person group table seating will also be available):
- **$1,500 Benefactor Single Ticket (includes dinner and the musical performance).
- **$2,500 Underwriter Single Ticket (includes private cocktail party with Roundabout artists, priority seating at the dinner and the musical performance).
- **$3,500 Celebrity Circle Single Ticket (includes private cocktail party with Roundabout artists, and VIP seating at the dinner and the musical performance).
- **$5,000 Producer's Circle Single Ticket (includes private cocktail party with Roundabout artists, and front row seating at the dinner and the musical performance).
All proceeds from the event will benefit Roundabout Theatre Company's Musical Theatre Fund. To purchase tickets to Roundabout's 2012 Spring Gala, please contact Natalie Corr, Special Events Associate, at 212-719-9393.
About the Roundabout Theatre Company
The Roundabout Theatre Company is a not-for-profit theatre in New York City dedicated to providing a nurturing artistic home for theatre artists at all stages of their careers, and where the widest possible audience can experience their work at affordable prices.
Roundabout fulfills its mission each season through the revival of classic plays and musicals; development and production of new works by established playwrights and emerging writers; educational initiatives that enrich the lives of children and adults; and a subscription model and audience outreach programs that cultivate loyal audiences.