Atlantic Theater Company to Honor Orin Wolf, John Styles, John Hart at Annual Gala
Stephen Sondheim, Katrina Lenk, and more will perform at the event, dubbed Composers' Choice.
Atlantic Theater Company announced the details of its annual gala, taking place this year on Monday, February 26, 6:30pm, at the Plaza Hotel. Dubbed Composers' Choice, the company will honor Orin Wolf, John Styles, and John Hart for their contributions to American musical theater.
This year, Atlantic asked certain composers to choose a song they love and their favorite musician to perform it, to be revealed at the event. Among the composers participating are Kirsten Childs, Stephen Sondheim, Jeanine Tesori, and David Yazbek, and among the performers are Norbert Leo Butz, Michael Cerveris, Katrina Lenk, and Joan Osborne.
Also appearing at the event are Blair Brown, Danny Burstein, Rajiv Joseph, Eloise Mumford, Laura Osnes, Mary Beth Peil, John Patrick Shanley, and more. Matt Gallagher will be the musical supervisor, and Mat Eisenstein the musical director.
The annual gala is Atlantic's most important fundraising event of the year. Gala contributions make up more than 25 percent of the total donations to Atlantic in an entire season and will benefit Atlantic's annual productions, new play development activities, and arts education initiatives for more than 3,500 public school students across New York City. These educational programs give children from underserved backgrounds the increasingly rare opportunity to express themselves creatively and promote in-school engagement.