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On the Town's Jackie Hoffman to Be Honored at Closing the Gap Concert

The event will benefit the Levels Teen Center at the Great Neck Library.

Jackie Hoffman will be honored at a concert called Closing the Gap on February 16.
(© David Gordon

The songs of musical theater writers Dana Levinson and Stacey Weingarten will be heard during the special benefit concert Closing the Gap, to be held February 16 at Joe's Pub. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Levels Teen Center at the Great Neck Library, a community teen center and arts program, to aid in seeing them through the Great Neck Library renovation. The evening will honor On the Town star Jackie Hoffman, a Levels alum, for her artistic accomplishments.

Inspired by an Ira Glass quote, musical theater writing team Levinson and Weingarten air their dirty laundry and reveal the sometimes painful but often hilarious process of closing the gap between artistic taste and ability.

Levels is a cultural arts center featuring workshops in theatre, dance, art, music, video, puppetry, and writing, among other offering place created by and for teenagers, the teens themselves are given the opportunity to plan Levels' programming and activities, continually shaping the center into a vital and relevant arts space serving the needs and interests of kids today.

Closing the Gap will feature Gisela Adisa, Michael Armstrong Barr, Mick Bleyer, Adam Halpin, Larry Hamilton, Jacob Hoffman, Kelvin Moon Loh, Anthea Neri, Emily Padgett, Gavyn Pickens, Brian Charles Rooney, Mariana Saba, Farah Siraj, Sami Skow, Britton Smith, Kate Steinberg, Michael Jayne Walker, and Eden Zane. The evening is directed by Samantha Saltzman, music directed by Andrew Wheeler, and executive produced by Suellen Vance.

For tickets, click here.