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Atlantic Theater Company’s 25th Anniversary Spring Gala – 4/12

ATLANTIC THEATER COMPANY

25th ANNIVERSARY GALA

Featuring Atlantic Theater Company Ensemble Members & Friends

F. Murray Abraham, Woody Allen, Jonathan Cake, Bob Balaban, Jesse Eisenberg, Kathryn Erbe, Giancarlo Esposito, Siobhan Fallon, Clark Gregg, Jennifer Grey, Brian d’Arcy James, Kristen Johnston, Julianne Nicholson, Mary Beth Peil, Martha Plimpton, Duncan Sheik, Michael T. Weiss, Isiah Whitlock, Jr., Mare Winningham, Frank Wood

MONDAY, APRIL 12, 2010 •    GOTHAM HALL

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director; Mary McCann, Atlantic School Executive Director) is proud to announce its 25th Anniversary Spring Gala on Monday, April 12, 20010 at Gotham Hall (1356 Broadway).

The Gala will feature appearances and tributes by a star studded crowd of Atlantic Theater Company Ensemble Members and friends including F. Murray Abraham, Woody Allen, Jonathan Cake, Bob Balaban, Jesse Eisenberg, Kathryn Erbe, Giancarlo Esposito, Siobhan Fallon, Clark Gregg, Jennifer Grey, Brian d’Arcy James, Kristen Johnston, Julianne Nicholson, Mary Beth Peil, Martha Plimpton, Duncan Sheik, Michael T. Weiss, Isiah Whitlock, Jr., Mare Winningham and Frank Wood toasting the accomplished history of the award-winning Off-Broadway theater company.

The evening will begin at 6:30p and include cocktails and music, followed by dinner at 7:30p and a star studded performance and live auction at 9:00pm.

Proceeds from the Gala will benefit Atlantic Theater Company Productions and Arts Education Outreach programs including “Atlantic for Kids” children’s productions and Atlantic’s in-classroom “Students and Educators” series, which serves over 3,000 New York City public school students annually. Atlantic’s goal is to help teachers cultivate the next generation of theater artists, audiences, and most importantly, critical thinkers and writers.

Past Atlantic Galas have saluted Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award winning actress and Ensemble member Felicity Huffman, Atlantic co-founders William H. Macy and David Mamet, and Academy Award® winning Atlantic Ensemble member Mary Steenburgen and husband Emmy® and Golden Globe Award® winner Ted Danson.

Co-founded by David Mamet and William H. Macy, Atlantic Theater Company is the award-winning Off-Broadway theater dedicated to producing great plays simply and truthfully utilizing an artistic ensemble. Since 1985, Atlantic has produced more than 130 plays, including the hit musical Spring Awakening. After receiving its world premiere on Atlantic’s main stage, it transferred to Broadway and won eight Tony Awards® including Best Musical, and is now touring Europe and Asia.

Over the last twenty five years, Atlantic Theater Company has consistently produced high-quality, critically acclaimed, garnering 12 Tony Awards®, 11 Lucille Lortel Awards, 14 Obie Awards, 5 Outer Critics Circle Awards, 7 Drama Desk Awards, 5 Drama League Awards, one Drama Critics Circle Award, one Theatre World Award and one Dramatists Guild Award.  Last season Atlantic was honored with a special Drama Desk Award for Body of Work, honoring Atlantic’s “exceptional craftsmanship, dedication to excellence and productions that engage, inspire and enlighten.”

The 2009-2010 Atlantic season has featured the critically acclaimed New York and world premiere production of Two Unrelated Plays By David Mamet: Keep Your Pantheon and School, the American premiere of the Abbey Theatre’s production of Sam Shepard’s Ages of the Moon and the world premiere of Bekah Brunstetter’s Oohrah!. The American premiere of Moira Buffini’s play Gabriel begins performances on April 23 at The Linda Gross Theatre and the world premiere of Stephen Belber’s play Dusk Rings a Bell begins performances on May 19 at Atlantic Stage 2.

Atlantic operates the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School, which has an undergraduate program in conjunction with New York University, as well as a two-year professional acting program and a six week intensive workshop every summer.

Atlantic Theater maintains an ensemble of actors, writers and directors that represent a who’s who among the artistic world. The ensemble includes founders David Mamet (Pulitzer Prize winner, Glengarry Glen Ross; Academy Award® nominee, Wag the Dog and The Verdict), William H. Macy (Academy Award® nominee, Fargo; Emmy Award® winner, “Door to Door”), founding members Felicity Huffman (Academy Award® nominee and Golden Globe Award® winner, Transamerica; Emmy Award® winner, “Desperate Housewives”), Clark Gregg (“The New Adventures of Old Christine,” In Good Company), and Mary McCann (Little Children, The Spanish Prisoner, “The Unit”), Emmy Award® winner Kristen Johnston (“Third Rock from the Sun”), Giancarlo Esposito (Carlito’s Way: The Beginning, Ali, Do the Right Thing), Chris Bauer (The Ballad of Bettie Page, “The Wire”), Mary Steenburgen (Golden Globe® and Academy Award® winner, Melvin and Howard ) and Camryn Manheim (Emmy Award® winner, “The Practice”) among others.

INDIVIDUAL TICKET PRICES ($200 will be deducted for goods and services for each ticket)

$2,500 25th Anniversary Tickets

Premiere seating with artistic guests, listing in Gala Journal and Playbill.

$1,500 Producer Tickets

Preferred seating with artistic guests, listing in Gala Journal and Playbill.

$1,000 Partner Tickets

Priority seating, listing in Gala Journal and Playbill.

GALA TABLES OF 10 PRICES:

$25,000 25th Anniversary Level

Premiere seating, opportunity to host artistic guests at table, All-In-One memberships for eight table guests to experience Atlantic’s 2010-2011 season, half-page credit in commemorative 25th Anniversary Gala Journal and credit in Playbill. ($4,000 deducted for goods and services)

$15,000 Producer Level

Preferred seating, quarter-page credit in commemorative 25th Anniversary Gala Journal and credit in Playbill. ($2,500 deducted for goods and services)

$8,500 Partner Level

Priority seating and credit in Playbill. ($2,000 deducted for goods and services)

To reserve tickets contact the Atlantic Theater Company Development Office at  646-216-1088 or e-mail Catherine William at  CWilliams@Atlantictheater.org.

www.atlantictheater.org

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