The Shubert Theatre celebrates its
100th Anniversary with a special Gala Event:
I Could Have Danced All Night
Join us and celebrate the Shubert Theatre's 100th Anniversary with an evening of dinner, dancing and merriment on the legendary Shubert Stage. This Black Tie Optional event will celebrate the grand dame of theatre in magnificent style on her milestone birthday!
We are delighted to announce that Broadway stars BETTY BUCKLEY, BARBARA COOK and REX SMITH will be attending the Gala as the Shubert’s honored guests and will be the first recipients of the Maurice Bailey Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre, a new award inaugurated for the Shubert’s 100th Anniversary!
The Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be COLIN McENROE, of WNPR!
Betty Buckley, who has been called “The Voice of Broadway,” is one of theater’s most respected and legendary leading ladies. She is an actress/singer whose career spans theater, film, television and concert halls around the world. She was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame for 2012. Betty Buckley won a Tony Award for her performance as Grizabella, the Glamour Cat, in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS, and has also starred on Broadway in 1776, Pippin, Sunset Blvd., Carrie and Triumph of Love (Tony Nomination), and in London Promises Promises, Sunset Blvd. (Olivier Nomination) and Dear World. Recently she starred in the World Premiere of Horton Foote’s the Old Friends for which she received a Drama Desk Award. Her work in television includes starring for three seasons in the HBO series “Oz” and as Abby Bradford in the hit series “Eight Is Enough.” Ms. Buckley has recorded 16 CD’s and has been nominated for two Grammy Awards. She is the recipient of the Texas Medal of Arts and two Honorary Doctorates for her contribution to Theater and she is an inductee into the Texas Film Hall of Fame. (www.bettybuckley.com)
Barbara Cook has delighted audiences around the world for more than 50 years. Considered “Broadway’s favorite ingénue” during the heyday of the Broadway musical, Ms. Cook’s popularity continues to thrive with an ever-growing mantle of honors including the Tony, Grammy, Drama Desk, a New York Drama Critics Circle Awards, her citation as a Living New York Landmark, an induction into the Theatre Hall of Fame and a 2011 Kennedy Center Honor. Her many credits include the creation of three classic roles in the American musical theater: Cunegonde in Leonard Bernstein’s Candide, Marian the Librarian in Meredith Willson’s The Music Man (Tony Award) and Amalia in Bock and Harnick’s She Loves Me (Drama Desk Award).(www.barbaracook.com)
Rex Smith made his Broadway debut as Danny Zuko in the musical Grease, and starred as Frederic in the New York Shakespeare Festival production of The Pirates of Penzance. For the film adaptation, he reprised the role of Frederic along with cast members Kevin Kline and Linda Rondstadt. His Broadway credits also include Sunset Blvd., Grand Hotel, The Scarlet Pimpernel and The Human Comedy. Rex Smith was a popular teen idol and also had a Top Ten single “You Take My Breath Away.” (www.rexsmith.com)
Venue: Shubert Theatre (More Info)
Style: Gala Benefit Event
Date: Saturday, March 21, 2015
Producer tickets: $1,000 each
Director tickets: $500 each
Star tickets: $300 each
Congratulatory Message: $150
If you cannot attend, you may wish to have your personal congratulatory message included in the event program.
All ticket levels receive recognition at their respective levels at the event, in print advertisement and in Shubert 2015-2016 programs.
Proceeds from this event benefit the operation and care of the legendary Shubert Theatre.
To purchase Gala tickets:
Call the Development Office at 203.624.1825
email Robbin Seipold
Click here to order tickets online
Gala Sponsorships are available at different levels and include special event benefits. For information please email Robbin Seipold or call 203.624.1825.