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Molly Ringwald, Maura Tierney, and More Honor Kathleen Chalfant and Sam Rudy

The Vineyard Theatre's annual gala took place on March 14.

Publicist Sam Rudy and actress Kathleen Chalfant were honored at the Vineyard Theatre's 2016 gala.
(© David Gordon)

The Vineyard Theatre held its annual gala on March 14 at The Edison Ballroom.

Honoree Sam Rudy shares a photo with actress Molly Ringwald.
(© David Gordon)

The evening honored Vineyard board president and award-winning actress Kathleen Chalfant and veteran New York theatrical press agent Sam Rudy.

Honoree Kathleen Chalfant and actress Maura Tierney play mother and daughter on Showtime's The Affair.
(© David Gordon)

Broadway veteran Chalfant is the Vineyard Theatre's newly elected board president and has entered her 20th year of board service. She made her Vineyard premiere in the 1983 production of Brian Friel's Faith Healer, later appearing in The Party, and more.

The gala was hosted by stage vets Ryan Spahn (seen in last season's Gloria at the Vineyard) and Michael Urie.
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On Broadway, Chalfant appeared in Angels in America: Millennium Approaches. Most recently, she has played recurring roles in Showtime's The Affair, Netflix's House of Cards, and FX's The Strain.

Kate Monster, Anika Larsen, Lucy, and Elizabeth Ann Berg represent Avenue Q, which the Vineyard originally produced, at the gala.
(© David Gordon)

Rudy has spent 35 years in New York working as a publicist for countless shows on, off-, and off-off-Broadway. For 25 years, he has represented the Vineyard Theatre, where he has worked with such celebrated writers as Edward Albee, John Kander, Paula Vogel, and Nicky Silver. Broadway productions represented include Hamilton, Cinderella, and The Last Ship. He is also the publicist of Cherry Lane Theatre, La MaMa, and Ma-Yi Theater Company.

Colman Domingo joins the cast of his play Dot to celebrate the Vineyard Theatre.
(© David Gordon)

Bill Irwin and Kathleen Chalfant pal around on the red carpet.
(© David Gordon)

Bruce Villanch is on hand to celebrate the Vineyard Theatre.
(© David Gordon)

Current Dot star Colin Hanlon walks the red carpet with Ann Harada and Santino Fontana.
(© David Gordon)

Playwright Paula Vogel helps Kathleen Chalfant toast her honor.
(© David Gordon)
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