Original Broadway Casts of Avenue Q, [title of show] Reunite at Vineyard Theatre 30th Anniversary Gala
Guests also included Vineyard veterans Billy Crudup, Charles Grodin, John Cullum, and Trekkie Monster.
The Vineyard Theatre celebrated its 30th anniversary season on Monday, March 18 with a gala concert at the Edison Ballroom. The evening included reunions and performances from the casts of Vineyard productions Avenue Q, [title of show], and Wig Out!. Colman Domingo, who received a Tony Award nomination for his performance in The Scottsboro Boys, served as host.
On hand to celebrate the prolific off-Broadway company were a host of Vineyard veterans, including playwrights Charles Grodin (One of the All Time Greats) and Nicky Silver (The Lyons); actors Billy Crudup (The Metal Children); Veanne Cox (The Altruists); Linus Roache (Middletown); original Avenue Q cast members Stephanie D'Abruzzo, John Tartaglia, Ann Harada, Jordan Gelber, Carmen Ruby Floyd, and Rick Lyon; Scottsboro Boys cast members John Cullum, Colman Domingo, Forrest McClendon, and Sharon Washington; Wig Out! stars Angela Grovey, Rebecca Naomi Jones, and McKenzie Frye; and the [title of show]/Now. Here. This. family, Michael Berresse, Susan Blackwell, Hunter Bell, Heidi Blickenstaff, Jeff Bowen, and Larry Pressgrove.
Currently running at the Vineyard Theatre is Rajiv Joseph's two-character drama The North Pool, starring Stephen Barker Turner and Babak Tafti. The off-Broadway company's season opened with Douglas McGrath's docudrama Checkers, starring Tony Award winner Anthony LaPaglia (A View from the Bridge) and Tony Award nominee Kathryn Erbe (Law & Order: Criminal Intent) as Richard and Pat Nixon, and concludes with the upcoming production of Jenny Schwartz's Somewhere Fun, starring Kathleen Chalfant (Wit) and Kate Mulgrew (Equus).