Standing on Ceremony Joins Playbill and NY1 to continues “30 for $30”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
A “STANDING” OFFER!
“STANDING ON CEREMONY: THE GAY MARRIAGE PLAYS”
JOINS PLAYBILL AND NY1
TO CONTINUE THE “30 FOR $30” PROGRAM
TO HELP MOTIVATE A NEW GENERATION
DISCOUNTED TICKETS AND SPECIAL EVENTS
FOR YOUNG AUDIENCE MEMBERS
ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30
New York, NY (11/09/11) – Producers Joan Stein and Richard Frankel announced today that Standing On Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays will offer a special, one-night-only discount to young people for the 8:00 PM performance on Wednesday, November 30. In an effort to help motivate the younger generation in the fight for marriage equality and expose young people to politically potent theatre, $30.00 tickets will be available to anyone born in 1980 or after by showing a photo I.D. at the Minetta Lane Theatre box office (18 Minetta Lane) or at Ticketmaster.com by using the code PLAY30 (age will be verified upon entering the theatre).
Immediately following the performance, audience members will be invited to stay for a special talkback hosted by NY1’s theatre producer and reporter Frank DiLella and Playbill Magazine editor-in-chief Blake Ross, joined by members of the cast, to discuss the impact that young people and theater can have on social change, specifically the marriage equality movement.
Last season, Playbill and NY1 partnered with the Tony Award-winning revival of The Normal Heart to help expose young people to Larry Kramer’s powerful play and plan to continue the series with relevant Broadway and Off Broadway productions throughout the season.
Standing On Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays, which is now in previews and opens at the Minetta Lane Theatre on November 13, assembles some of America’s most illustrious and Award-winning playwrights, including Mo Gaffney, Jordan Harrison, Moisés Kaufman, Neil LaBute, Wendy MacLeod, José Rivera, Paul Rudnick and Doug Wright, all responding to one of the defining issues of our day — the on-going battle for marriage equality throughout the United States – in a heartfelt, funny and altogether illuminating evening of short plays that celebrates the courage to be in a relationship – any relationship.
Conceived by Brian Shnipper and directed by Stuart Ross, Standing On Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays features a rotating cast of the best actors from theater, film and TV. The premiere cast includes Craig Bierko (The Music Man), Mark Consuelos (“All My Children”), Polly Draper (“thirtysomething”), Harriet Harris (Thoroughly Modern Millie), Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone) and Richard Thomas (Race).
Standing on Ceremony has partnered with Freedom to Marry, the campaign to win marriage nationwide, for its Off Broadway premiere and will donate a portion of all ticket sales to Freedom to Marry and other organizations promoting marriage equality.
Earlier this week, Standing on Ceremony joined with Tectonic Theater Project (Moisés Kaufman, Artistic Director; Greg Reiner, Executive Director) for Standing on Ceremony: The National Event, to help take the play’s message across the country (and the globe). For one night only, on Monday, November 7, more than 40 participating theaters across America and beyond presented their own productions of the play to raise awareness and funds in support of marriage equality.
Tickets for the Off Broadway run of Standing on Ceremony, priced from $59.oo to $79.00 (plus a $1.00 theatre facility fee), are now on sale via Ticketmaster.com and at the Minetta Lane box office (18 Minetta Lane). For groups of 10 or more, call 1-800-BROADWAY, ext.2 or visit www.Broadway.com/Groups. The performance schedule is as follows: Tuesday – Friday at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday at 3:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.; Sunday at 3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Standing on Ceremony is produced Off Broadway by Joan Stein, Richard Frankel, Annette Niemtzow, Fakston Productions, Harley Medcalf, Jon Murray, Harvey Reese, in association with Diana Buckhantz and Niclas Nagler; Associate Producers, Luigi Caiola, Rebecca Falcon and Mary C. Solomon and Executive Producer, Joe Watson.