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Aasif Mandvi to Host Primary Stages 2018 Spring Fling Honoring Kimberly Senior

The event will benefit Primary Stages' Free Student Matinee Program.

Aasif Mandvi, who originated the role of Amir off-Broadway in Ayad Akhtar's Disgraced, will host the Primary Stages 2018 Spring Fling.
(© David Gordon)

Primary Stages announced today that the Primary Stages 2018 Spring Fling, to be held on May 10 at Ramscale Studio, will honor director Kimberly Senior (Disgraced) with the Einhorn Mentorship Award. The event, hosted by Aasif Mandvi (The Daily Show, Disgraced), will benefit Primary Stages' Free Student Matinee Program.

This year's Spring Fling will be a tasting party featuring a specialty cocktail bar and culinary pairings from Primary Stages West Village restaurant partners. In addition to the presentation of the Einhorn Mentorship Award, the event will feature restaurant stations, DJ and comedic entertainment, foodie-inspired raffles including private wine and cheese tastings, exclusive cooking classes, and special dining experiences. Proceeds from the event directly benefit NYC public high school students through the Primary Stages Free Student Matinee Program, which offers 10 special performances and talkbacks for over 1,600 students and their teachers each season.

The Einhorn Mentorship Award was established in 2017 to recognize a leader who inspires and advocates for the next generation of artists, embodies the values and exuberant energy Annie and Marvin Einhorn were known for, and serves as an extraordinary mentor in our community. Last year's recipient was Tony Award-winning composer Jeanine Tesori.