Manhattan Theatre Club's 2017 Spring Gala honors Matthew C. Blank, chairman of Showtime Networks Inc. The gala will be hosted by Emmy and Tony Award winner Mandy Patinkin and will feature performances from many of the most acclaimed musicals on Broadway, including Bandstand; A Bronx Tale; Come From Away; Dear Evan Hansen; Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812; and Sunset Boulevard. Attendees will even get a sneak peek at MTC's upcoming production of Prince of Broadway.
Featured appearances will include Tony nominee Nick Cordero and Bobby Conte Thornton (A Bronx Tale), Lee MacDougall and Sharon Wheatley (Come From Away), Tony nominee Rachel Bay Jones (Dear Evan Hansen), Tony nominee Josh Groban (The Great Comet), Siobhan Dillon and Michael Xavier (Sunset Boulevard), and Kaley Ann Voorhees and Tony nominee Tony Yazbeck (Prince of Broadway).
The evening will begin with cocktails at 7pm, followed by dinner and the gala performance, which will start around 9:15pm. All proceeds from this annual event will support MTC's mission as a nonprofit theater company developing and producing contemporary plays on and off-Broadway, as well as its renowned education program, which deepens students' understanding of themselves and the world through the medium of theater.