Atlantic Theater Company Gala 2018 - Atlantic Theater Company
  • Atlantic friends like Ensemble member Chris Bauer (Atlantic’s The Penitent) currently starring in HBO’s The Deuce and Kate Walsh (Atlantic's Dusk Rings a Bell) are all smiles on
    our red carpet.
  • Atlantic friends like Tony nominee Laura Osnes (Atlantic's The Threepenny Opera) are all smiles on our red carpet.
  • After a trying eight-show week, the cast of The Band’s Visit joined us on their day off for an evening celebration, honoring their Broadway producers and remembering their Off-Broadway beginnings at Atlantic just a year ago.
  • Composer Kirsten Childs and playwright Rajiv Joseph (Atlantic’s Guards at the TajDescribe the Night) connect over their enthusiasm for Atlantic!
  • Staging Success alumna, student speaker, and star-in-the-making Angelina Hunt with some of her cheerleaders: her mother Claudina Lawrence and Atlantic Acting School Director
    of Education and Recruitment, Heather Baird.
  • Artistic Director Neil Pepe, School Executive Director Mary McCann and Managing Director Jeffory Lawson bring Atlantic supporters like Ensemble member Chris Bauer and Board member Betsy Pitts together for a fun one-night-only event.
  • Board member and event chair Deborah Magid (2nd row, center) with husband Herb Magid and their table of friends.
  • The evening’s honorees John Hart, Orin Wolf and John Styles, producers of The Band’s Visit, accept their awards for their contribution to American musical theater.
  • The star of The Band’s Visit (his words, not ours!), Tony Shalhoub takes the mic and our hearts to intro our honorees!
  • The magnificent Katrina Lenk performs “Omar Sharif” from The Band's Visit, and takes our breath away while doing so!
  • Joan Osborne performs her own “After Jane,” as per Jeanine Tesori’s choice.
  • Michael Cerveris “singing out” Follies, as requested by Sondheim himself!
  • Board member Kevin Lyle and friends chat with their table guest Norbert Leo Butz following his electric performance of Composer David Yazbek's "The Cowgirls go to Santo
  • Composer David Yazbek (The Band's Visit) introduces his choice for the evening, his jazzy "The Cowgirls go to Santa Domingo!" performed by the effervescent Norbert Leo Butz.
  • Kenita Miller, who sprinted to the Plaza following her evening performance in Once On This Island, brought the house down with her majestic version of Composer Kirsten Childs'
    pick, “The Confession” by Laura Nyro, for our closing number! What a treat. 
  • Artistic Director Neil Pepe catches up with Ensemble member/Stephen Sondheim stand-in for the evening Mary Beth Peil (currently in Broadway’s Anastasia), and celebrated
    director and old-time Atlantic friend, Michael Mayer.

Gala 2018

On February 26, 2018, stars of the stage and screen came together for a uniquely special night to honor Orin Wolf, John Styles, and John Hart for their contribution to American musical theater, and to pay tribute to Atlantic’s composers through our Composers’ Choice theme. And what a night it was!

Thank you to all who attended our 2018 Gala! If you were not able to attend, we hope to see you next year!

Relive the fun had with this highlight reel from the event:

Atlantic Theater Company Gala 2018: Composers’ Choice from Atlantic Theater Company on Vimeo.

Atlantic’s annual Gala is our most important fundraising event of the year. Gala contributions make up more than 25% of the total donations to Atlantic and benefit our six annual productions, new play development activities throughout the season, and arts education initiatives for more than 3,500 public school students across New York City. These educational programs give children from underserved backgrounds the increasingly rare opportunity to express themselves creatively and promote in-school engagement.

It’s never too late support these programs, which are more vital today than ever.