Labyrinth Theater Company Announces Annual Gala: “Celebrity Charades 2011: Down and Derby” 11/14/11
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
L A B Y R I N T H T H E A T E R C O M P A N Y
ANNOUNCES ANNUAL GALA
“CELEBRITY CHARADES 2011: DOWN AND DERBY”
LABYRINTH’S FEARSOME AND HILARIOUS
SPEED CHARADES COMPETITION
ANNOUNCES FIRST PLAYERS
BOB BALABAN, BOBBY CANNAVALE, PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN
JOHN ORTIZ, CHRIS ROCK, CYNTHIA ROWLEY AND KRISTEN WIIG
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH
New York, NY (October 19, 2011) – Labyrinth Theater Company (Co-Artistic Directors Stephen Adly Guirgis, Mimi O’Donnell, Yul Vázquez, and Managing Director Danny Feldman), Off-Broadway’s home of exhilarating and incendiary theater, presents its annual signature benefit Celebrity Charades 2011: Down and Derby on Monday, November 14th at the Highline Ballroom (431 West 16th Street). Four celebrity teams jockey their way to the Winner’s Circle in a fearsome and hilarious speed charades competition to support Labyrinth Theater Company’s 2011/12 season. Celebrity Charades, Labyrinth Theater Company’s annual star-studded fundraising event, remains one of the most popular ‘happenings’ of the year in New York City.
Celebrity Charades 2011: Down and Derby players will include: (all subject to continuing availability) Bob Balaban, Bobby Cannavale, Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Ortiz, Chris Rock, Cynthia Rowley and Kristen Wiig, with many more still to be announced.
At the event, the 2011 Dave Hoghe Award will be presented to Labyrinth's former Co-Artistic Directors Philip Seymour Hoffman and John Ortiz in honor of their outstanding leadership and continued dedication to Labyrinth Theater Company. The award is presented annually to a supporter of the Company in honor of their inspiring commitment to and leadership support of Labyrinth. Prior recipients of the Award include The Public Theater, Time Warner, Daryl Roth, George C. Wolfe, Carole Shorenstein Hays and Madonna.
Past Celebrity Charades players have included Billy Crudup, Edie Falco, Woody Harrelson, Julianna Marguiles, Edward Norton, Julia Roberts, Sam Rockwell, David Schwimmer, Robin Williams and more.
The audience of Celebrity Charades is an eclectic mix of artists, old-school New Yorkers, urban professionals and media and entertainment tastemakers. Memorable themes in recent years have included a pep rally; a knockout in a boxing ring; a Battle of Good and Evil; a rock Charades cranked up all the way; and 2009’s no-limit Charades jackpot.
Labyrinth offers extensive recognition, placement and visibility opportunities to corporate partners for Celebrity Charades. For tickets, tables and more info, visit labtheater.org, call (212) 513-1080 or email email@example.com
The premiere sponsors of Celebrity Charades 2011: Down and Derby are GQ Magazine and Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum.
Labyrinth Theater Company (Stephen Adly Guirgis, Mimi O'Donnell, Yul Vázquez, Artistic Directors; Danny Feldman, Managing Director) has redefined the landscape of New York City theater through their productions of incendiary and vital new works. Founded in 1992 by a group of Latino actors who wanted to push their artistic limits and tell new, more inclusive stories that expanded the boundaries of mainstream theater, Labyrinth has grown into a nationally renowned company of actors, directors, playwrights and designers from a wide array of cultural perspectives. Over the past 19 years, Labyrinth has developed hundreds of original works and premiered 55 new American plays here in New York including Guinea Pig Solo, Jack Goes Boating, Jesus Hopped The A Train, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Our Lady of 121st Street, Sailor’s Song, Sistah Supreme, and recently, on Broadway, The Motherf**ker With The Hat.
Time Warner is the lead sponsor of new play development at Labyrinth Theater Company. Labyrinth receives additional leadership support from Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation. Labyrinth’s productions are made possible, in part, with public funds from The New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. Labyrinth acknowledges the generous support of The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and Kate D. Levin, Commissioner.
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