MCC THEATER LAUNCHES ONE-NIGHT-ONLY “LET’S PLAY! CELEBRITY GAME NIGHT” BENEFIT CO-HOSTED BY JULIANNA MARGULIES, JUDITH LIGHT, PIPER PERABO & PETER HEDGES
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CELEBRITY GAME NIGHT
CO-HOSTED BY JULIANNA MARGULIES, JUDITH LIGHT, PIPER PERABO, AND PETER HEDGES
ONE-NIGHT-ONLY BENEFIT EVENT FOR MCC’S PRODUCTIONS, EDUCATION AND PLAYWRITING PROGRAMS
ON SALE NOW
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2019
New York, NY (September 11, 2019) – MCC Theater (Bob LuPone, Bernie Telsey, Will Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce a one-night-only benefit fundraiser, Let’s Play! Celebrity Game Night, to be held on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 6PM at The Garage (611 West 50th Street).
An exciting group of artists from theater, film, and television – all of them fierce! – will face off in a series of party games to compete for the coveted title of MCC Game Night Champion! Food and beverage will be provided by a variety of vendors from bars and restaurants around MCC’s new Hell’s Kitchen home, the Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space, and the evening will conclude with a Champion’s Dance Party. A silent auction including wine, theater tickets, travel, and unique experiences will also be held.
The event will be co-hosted by Team Captains Julianna Margulies (“The Good Wife”), Judith Light (“Transparent”), Piper Perabo (“Turn Up Charlie”), and Peter Hedges (Ben is Back). Additional celebrity appearances will be announced shortly.
“The competition is ON,” said Artistic Director Bernie Telsey, who is conceiving the games and arranging the teams. “We’re pulling together some really strong competitors, and the Team Captains have already told me about some tricks they’ve got up their sleeves. It’s going to be a crazy good time.”
The event is sponsored by Kenneth Cole as part of an ongoing year-round partnership between the company and MCC Theater.
Tickets to this benefit evening are now on sale. Prices range from $200 for general admission tickets to $1,000 for VIP tickets. For ticket inquiries, please contact the Events Team at (212) 727-7722 x232 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT MCC THEATER
MCC Theater is one of New York’s leading nonprofit Off-Broadway companies, driven by a mission to provoke conversations that have never happened and otherwise never would. Founded in 1986 as a collective of artists leading peer-based classes to support their own development as actors, writers, and directors, the tenets of collaboration, education, and community are at the core of MCC Theater’s programming. One of the only theaters in the country led continuously by its founders, Artistic Directors Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, and William Cantler, MCC fulfills its mission through the production of world, American, and New York premiere plays and musicals that challenge artists and audiences to confront contemporary, personal, and social issues, and robust playwright development and education initiatives that foster the next generation of theater artists and students.
MCC Theater’s celebrated productions include Jocelyn Bioh’s School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play; Penelope Skinner’s The Village Bike; Robert Askins’ Hand to God (Broadway transfer; five 2015 Tony Award® nominations including Best Play); John Pollono’s Small Engine Repair; Paul Downs Colaizzo’s Really Really; Sharr White’s The Other Place (Broadway transfer); Jeff Talbott’s The Submission (Laurents/Hatcher Award); Neil LaBute’s Reasons to Be Happy, reasons to be pretty (Broadway transfer, three 2009 Tony Award® nominations, including Best Play), Some Girl(s), Fat Pig, The Mercy Seat, and All The Ways To Say I Love You; Michael Weller’s Fifty Words; Alexi Kaye Campbell’s The Pride; Bryony Lavery’s Frozen (Broadway transfer; four 2004 Tony Award® nominations including Best Play, Tony Award® for Best Featured Actor); Tim Blake Nelson’s The Grey Zone; Rebecca Gilman’s The Glory of Living (2002 Pulitzer Prize finalist); Margaret Edson’s Wit (1999 Pulitzer Prize); and the musicals Coraline, Carrie, and Ride the Cyclone. Many plays developed and produced by MCC have gone on to productions throughout the country and around the world.
Blake West joined the company in 2006 as Executive Director. MCC opened the doors to its new home in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood, The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space, on January 9, 2019, unifying the company’s activities under one roof for the first time and expanding its producing, artist development, and education programming.
ABOUT THE ROBERT W. WILSON CHARITABLE TRUST
A successful investor from the 1960s through the 1980s, Robert W. Wilson devoted his life to philanthropy after his retirement, focusing on supporting organizations on preservation and conservation initiatives worldwide. An avid New Yorker, Wilson was also deeply engaged with a number of New York’s cultural institutions. He was a major supporter of, and held leadership roles with, the Whitney Museum and the Metropolitan Opera, where he was a board member for many years. In addition, the Trust continues to support the New York Public Library, Central Park Conservancy, BAM, Wildlife Conservation Society, EDF, Nature Conservancy, WMF, and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, organizations he championed during his lifetime. He played a leading role in transforming many of these institutions. The matching gift to MCC was the Trust’s first grant to a theater company. The trust is now managed by three trustees: Richard Schneidman, Robert Feidelson, and Ron Zimmerman.
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