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2019 Miscast Gala Sets Date

The MCC Theater gala will honor longtime board members Marianne Mills and Harold Newman.

Robert LuPone is one of the artistic directors of MCC Theater.
(© Allison Stock)

MCC Theater has announced that this season's Miscast gala will take place on Monday, April 1, 2019, at the Hammerstein Ballroom at the Manhattan Center. As in previous years, MCC will honor an artist who embodies the company's commitment to bold creative choices that spark conversations, to be announced shortly.

As part of this season's event, the company will also honor longtime board members Marianne Mills and Harold Newman, whose work has included cochairing the Campaign for MCC Theater, the $45 million fundraising initiative to support building the Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space, MCC's new two-theater complex in Hell's Kitchen. The new venue will include the 245-seat Newman Mills Theater, named for Newman and Mills in recognition of their leadership support of the campaign.

"MCC Theater has two truly wonderful champions in Marianne and Hal," Robert LuPone, co-artistic director of MCC Theater, said in a statement. "They have led the way again and again with over three decades of service between them as officers and members of the Board. MCC is where it is today in large part thanks to Marianne and Hal's service, leadership, and generosity. For those reasons, it means so much to us that the Newman Mills Theater in our new home bears their names."

In addition, MCC Theater will honor performer and playwright Ren Santiago with the 2018 MCC Theater Youth Company Alumni Award. Santiago was a member of the MCC Theater Youth Company from 2007-2011.

MCC Theater's annual Miscast gala finds Broadway's hottest stars performing songs from roles in which they would never be cast. An all-star lineup of performers will be announced at a later date.