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First Performers Announced for Mcc’s Annual Gala “Miscast 2014”

MCC Theater Contact: Rick Miramontez / Scott Braun / Michael Jorgensen
rick@oandmco.com / scott@oandmco.com / michael@oandmco.com


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New York, NYMCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey and William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) is excited to announce the preliminary lineup of performers for the annual Miscast 2014 gala, which will feature one-night-only performances from stars of stage and screen including Zosia Mamet, Christian Borle, Anika Noni Rose, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Steven Pasquale, Jesse L. Martin, Sasha Allen, Keala Settle, and Nicole ParkerPhil Reno will serve as Musical Director.  Additional performers will be announced at a later date.  Miscast 2014 will be held Monday, March 31, 2014 at The Hammerstein Ballroom (311 West 34th Street).  The evening will begin with a cocktail hour and gala dinner followed by the Miscast performances.  Show-only tickets are now on sale at www.mcctheater.org.

“The year’s funniest revue!” – The Huffington Post
“One of The Year’s Most Galvanizing Theater Moments!” – The New York Times

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.  For a video recapping last year’s Miscast, click here.

Miscast 2014 will feature musical performances from: Zosia Mamet, star of HBO’s “Girls” and last season’s hit MCC production Really Really; Tony® Award winner Christian Borle, late of NBC’s “The Sound of Music Live!”; Tony® Award winner Anika Noni Rose, soon to be seen in Broadway’s A Raisin in the Sun; Tony® Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, composer of In the Heights; Steven Pasquale of FX’s “Rescue Me” and currently starring in Broadway’s The Bridges of Madison County; stage and screen star Jesse L. Martin of NBC’s “Law & Order”; NBC’s “The Voice” finalist and stage actress Sasha Allen; Tony® Award nominee Keala Settle, next seen in the Broadway revival of Les Miserables; and “Mad TV” and Wicked star Nicole Parker.

As previously announced, this year’s Miscast gala will honor award-winning actress Allison Janney.

Ms. Janney will be celebrated for her bold, daring, risk-taking spirit and for her extraordinary career on stage, in film, and on television, including memorable roles in the Oscar-winning films American Beauty, The Help, and Juno, among many others, and her unforgettable work on NBC’s “The West Wing” and new hit CBS sitcom “Mom.”  Her history with MCC Theater dates back two decades, including a main stage appearance in Alan Ball’s Five Women Wearing the Same Dress in 1993, Annie Evans’ I Can’t Stop Thinking Today, and MCC’s early play marathons.

The evening will be hosted by theater veteran and film star Victor Garber, returning as host for the second year in a row.

Proceeds from Miscast 2014 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.

For ticket and table information, visit www.mcctheater.org/galamiscast_tickets.html.  To purchase gala tickets, which begin at $600, please contact Kathryn Banas at (212) 727-7722, ext. 232 or via email at kbanas@mcctheater.org.  Mezzanine level show-only tickets begin at $79 and are available for purchase beginning on January 28th at 10:00a.m. via OvationTix – (212) 352-3101.

The schedule for the evening is as follows:
6:30 p.m. Cocktails and Silent Auction
7:30 p.m. Dinner and Honoree Celebration
8:45 p.m. Miscast 2014 Revue

Last year, Miscast 2013 honored Tony® Award winner Judith Light.  Hosted by Victor Garber, the roster of performers included Tony® Award winners Christian Borle, Jane Krakowski, and LaChanze; Tony® Award nominees Jonathan Groff and Jeremy Jordan; and Broadway stars Sierra Boggess, Cheyenne Jackson, Michael Mandell, and Nicole Parker.

Performers from past years include: Megan Hilty, Raúl Esparza, Kelli O’Hara, Norbert Leo Butz, Brian D’Arcy James and many others. Special guests have included Julianna Margulies, Andy Cohen, Charles Busch, Helen Mirren, Lewis Black, Chris Noth, Edward Albee, Kathleen Turner, Jerry Stiller, Mo Rocca, Isaac Mizrahi, and many more.

MCC is proud to announce that Viceroy New York is the Official Hotel Sponsor of Miscast 2014.

Next up for the 2013-14 Main Stage Season of MCC Theater is the Off-Broadway premiere of Robert Askins Hand to God, directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel and starring Steven Boyer, reprising his Obie Award-winning performance, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, beginning on February 19, 2014 with an official opening on March 10, 2014.

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 2016.  Notable productions include Small Engine Repair; 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 last season’s hit Reasons to Be Happy.

About Viceroy New York

Representing the next generation of New York luxury hospitality, Viceroy New York is Viceroy Hotel Group’s first branded property in Manhattan. Uniting some of the most prestigious names in development, architecture, design, nightlife and cuisine, the 29-story hotel sits on the iconic West 57th Street – a central thoroughfare in Midtown combining business and pleasure for both locals and visitors. Designed by powerhouse firm Roman and Williams, Viceroy New York articulates a vision of downtown allure without compromising on uptown sophistication. The hotel boasts a striking double-height lobby, bespoke interiors, sweeping public spaces and top-of-the-line amenities in 240 luxury guestrooms. On the hotel’s ground floor, revelers can visit Kingside, a bar and restaurant featuring Gerber Group’s renowned bar program alongside Chef Marc Murphy’s interpretation of New American Cooking, as well as expansive global wine offerings, regionally brewed craft beers and small-batch spirits. In 2014, Gerber Group will also debut The Roof lounge and outdoor deck with awe-inspiring views of Central Park, a rotating selection of innovative cocktails that highlight market fresh ingredients and small plates from Kingside. For more information and to make a reservation, contact 212-830-8000 or visit http://www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/newyork.


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