Emmy Winner Uzo Aduba, Jeremy Jordan, Jessie Mueller & More Set for MCC’s Miscast Gala
MCC Theater Contact:
Rick Miramontez / Scott Braun / Michael Jorgensen
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
MCC THEATER’S ANNUAL GALA
“ M I S C A S T 2 0 1 5 ”
SETS ALL-STAR LINEUP
EMMY® WINNER UZO ADUBA,
TONY® WINNERS LAURA BENANTI, LINDA LAVIN
& JESSIE MUELLER
ANA GASTEYER, CHEYENNE JACKSON
TONY® NOMINEES ANNALEIGH ASHFORD, CHRISTOPHER FITZGERALD, JOSHUA HENRY, JEREMY JORDAN & RAMIN KARIMLOO
HONORARY CO-CHAIRS ARE
JAMES EARL JONES AND WIFE CECILIA,
CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER AND WIFE ELAINE
& HARVEY WEINSTEIN
GALA TO HONOR
EMMY® NOMINEE SARAH PAULSON
TONY® WINNER FRAN WEISSLER
MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2015
AT HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM
**SHOW-ONLY TICKETS ON SALE NOW**
New York, NY – MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey and William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) is pleased to announce the all-star lineup of performers set for their annual Miscast gala, including: Uzo Aduba, recent Emmy® Award winner for “Orange is the New Black”; Tony® Award winners Laura Benanti, Linda Lavin and Jessie Mueller; Tony® Award nominees Annaleigh Ashford, Christopher Fitzgerald, Joshua Henry, Jeremy Jordan and Ramin Karimloo; and stage and screen stars Ana Gasteyer and Cheyenne Jackson.
As previously announced, this year’s Miscast gala, an annual highlight of the New York theater season, will honor two bold and fearless women: Emmy® & Golden Globe® nominated stage and screen actress Sarah Paulson and Tony® Award-winning producer Fran Weissler. Miscast 2015 will be held Monday, March 30, 2015 at The Hammerstein Ballroom (311 West 34th Street).
Show-only mezzanine level tickets are now on sale and begin at $79 with $99 Show-only Premium Seats at http://www.mcctheater.org/galamiscast.html.
“The year’s funniest revue!” – The Huffington Post
“One of The Year’s Most Galvanizing Theater Moments!” – The New York Times
Link to video from last year’s Montage:
MCC Theater's annual Miscast gala is one of the most exciting and unique theater events in town. Broadway’s hottest stars perform songs from roles in which they would never be cast. An all-star lineup of performers will be announced at a later date.
Proceeds from Miscast 2015 will, as always, support MCC Theater’s mission to develop and produce exciting work Off-Broadway, as well as its Youth Company and partnerships with New York City public high schools, and MCC’s literary development work with emerging playwrights.
The schedule for the evening is as follows:
6:30 p.m. Cocktails
7:30 p.m. Dinner and Honoree Celebration
8:45 p.m. Miscast 2015 Revue
Last year, Miscast 2014 honored multi-Emmy® Award winner Allison Janney.
Performers from past years include: Norbert Leo Butz, Megan Hilty, Raúl Esparza, Kelli O'Hara, Brian D'Arcy James, Steven Pasquale, Jeremy Jordan, Jesse L. Martin, Zosia Mamet and many others. Special guests have included Helen Mirren, Julianna Margulies, Andy Cohen, Charles Busch, Lewis Black, Chris Noth, Edward Albee, Kathleen Turner, Mo Rocca, Isaac Mizrahi, and many more.
Up next at MCC: the New York premiere of Jennifer Haley’s award-winning play The Nether, directed by Anne Kaufman and set for February 4 – March 15, 2015, starring “Nurse Jackie” Emmy® Award winner Merritt Wever, Tony® Award winner Frank Wood, Tony® nominee Peter Friedman, Ben Rosenfield of “Boardwalk Empire” and A Most Violent Year, and rising talent Sophia Anne Caruso. The 2014-15 Season will end with the world premiere of Robert Askins’ Permission, set for April 29 – June 7, 2015 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. As previously announced, Alex Timbers will direct. Permission marks the return of playwright Robert Askins to MCC Theater, where last season he debuted his critically-acclaimed Hand to God—a play which will open on Broadway in Spring 2015 with its MCC Theater cast and creative team reprising their work.
MCC Theater – founded in 1986 as Manhattan Class Company – is driven by a mission to provoke conversations that have never happened and otherwise never would. Led by Artistic Directors Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, and Executive Director Blake West, MCC fulfills its mission by producing new work that challenges artists and rewards audiences, and by nurturing the development of playwrights and students through a variety of literary and education programs that enable nearly 1,200 New York City high school students to find – and use – their own unique voice each year through the creation and performance of original theater pieces. MCC currently produces its annual season at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street) and will open its own two-theater complex on West 52nd Street and 10th Avenue in 2017. Notable productions include the recent hits Hand to God and Small Engine Repair; The Village Bike; The Other Place; Really Really; The Submission, winner of the inaugural Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award for new American plays; The Pride; Fifty Words; Nixon's Nixon; The Grey Zone; the Tony Award-winning Frozen; the Pulitzer Prize-winning Wit; the re-imagined production of the musical Carrie; and eight plays by Playwright-in-Residence Neil LaBute, including Fat Pig, Reasons to Be Pretty and Reasons to Be Happy.
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