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A.R.T. Gala Featuring Jagged Little Pill Sneak Peak Raises Record Amount

Paul Buttenwieser was awarded the Angel Award at the event.

Cast members of Jagged Little Pill perform at A.R.T.'s annual gala.
(© Liza Voll)

A.R.T. held its annual gala Monday, March 5, at the Boch Center Wang Theatre. Paul Buttenwieser was honored with the theater's Angel Award at an evening which saw the organization, under the leadership of artistic director Diane Paulus and executive director Diane Borger, raise a record $1.3 million in support of the theater's artistic, community, and education programs.

A.R.T. artistic director Diana Paulus speaks at the organization's annual gala.
(© Liza Voll)

The evening featured a medley of songs from A.R.T. productions The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, Pippin, and Waitress performed by Harvard College undergraduates Brian Ge (piano) and Grant Hoechst (marimba). It concluded with rousing performances of "Uninvited," "Forgiven," and "You Learn," by Laurel Harris, Logan Hart, Soph Menas, Nora Schell, and Elizabeth Stanley from the cast of A.R.T.'s upcoming world premiere musical Jagged Little Pill. Cast members were accompanied by music director Bryan Perri (piano and vocals), along with Eric B. Davis (guitar) and Shannon Ford (drums).

Paul Buttenwieser accepts the Angel Award at the 2018 A.R.T. gala.
(© Liza Voll)

Inspired the iconic Grammy Award-winning album with music by Alanis Morissette and Glen Ballard and lyrics by Morissette, Jagged Little Pill begins previews May 5, 2018, at the Loeb Drama Center in Cambridge. It features a book by Diablo Cody (Juno), choreography by Sidi Larbi Charkaoui (Puz/zle), orchestrations by Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), and direction by Diane Paulus (Waitress).

For information and tickets to Jagged Little Pill, click here.