New York Stage and Film has announced that its Winter Gala will honor Tina Fey and founder & C.E.O. of Audible, Inc., Don Katz. The Winter Gala, a fundraising event to support New York Stage and Film's year-round theater and film development initiatives, will be held on Tuesday, December 5, at Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers. The evening includes cocktails, an auction, dinner, and entertainment from special guests in honor of Tina Fey and Don Katz.
Fey is best known for her role as Liz Lemon on her Emmy Award-winning comedy series 30 Rock. Before creating 30 Rock, Fey spent nine seasons as a writer and cast member on Saturday Night Live. She will debut the musical stage adaptation of her hit film Mean Girls at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C., this fall in advance of a Broadway production beginning performances at the August Wilson Theatre on March 12, 2018.
Katz is founder and C.E.O. of Audible, Inc., the leading provider of premium digital spoken audio information and entertainment. Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Newark, N.J., since 2007, Audible serves millions of listeners and offers over 375,000 downloadable audiobooks, audio editions of periodicals, and other programs.
"To say we are thrilled by this year's gala honorees is an absolute understatement," said artistic director Johanna Pfaelzer. "Tina is a leading voice in American comedy, from her film and television work, to her upcoming Broadway debut with the Mean Girls musical. And we are so excited to honor Don, who has been a pioneer in the world of audio entertainment, and is currently providing vital support for playwrights through Audible's recent expansion into the theater world."
New York Stage and Film is a nonprofit company dedicated to both emerging and established artists in the development and production of theater and film. Since 1985, New York Stage and Film has been a vital incubator for artists and their work, a catalyst for stories that start with them and continue across the country and around the world.
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