Porgy and Bess Gala Celebration
Special Event - September 10, 2011

This exclusive evening features a performance of
The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess 
followed by dinner with the cast
at the Cambridge home of Jim Bailey and RoAnn Costin

Event Co-Chairpersons
Ann Gund, A.R.T. Trustee 
Kevin Cole Costin, A.R.T. Trustee

Honorary Committee (as of August 4, 2011)
Governor Deval Patrick and First Lady Diane Patrick
Harvard University President Drew Faust
Dr. Maya Angelou
Alexis Bittar
Ted Cutler
Harry J. Elam, Jr. 
Morgan Freeman
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
John Lithgow
Diane Paulus
Stephen Schwartz
Tommy Tune

4:30 p.m. – Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
                  at the Cambridge home of Jim Bailey and RoAnn Costin
6:30 p.m. – Thrill to a performance of Porgy and Bess at the A.R.T.
9:30 p.m. – Celebrate with the cast over dinner & dessert at our hosts' home

In 1935, Porgy and Bess premiered at the Colonial Theater in Boston. Now, after 75 years, it returns to the A.R.T. in a groundbreaking adaptation directed by Diane Paulus and featuring renowned stars Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis, and David Alan Grier. Celebrate this highly anticipated production before it heads to Broadway!

TICKET INFORMATION:

  • Benefactor Ticket: $750
    (Includes the pre-performance cocktail party, ticket to performance, post-performance reception, and special recognition as a benefactor. The tax-deductible portion of each Benefactor Ticket is $500.)
  • Sponsor: $10,000 for Package of Ten Sponsor Tickets
    (Includes benefits listed above, as well as prominent recognition in all gala materials and a framed production poster signed by the cast.
    The tax-deductible portion of each Sponsor Package is $7,500.)
  • Underwriter: $25,000 for Package of Ten Underwriter Tickets
    (Includes benefits listed above, as well as invitations to a welcome reception for the cast, a rehearsal, and an exclusive Porgy and Bess event in New York City. The tax-deductible portion of each Underwriter Package is $22,500. Commitments must be received by July 25, 2011 for the welcome reception.)

To order tickets or request information, please contact Emily O’Neil: 617.496.2000 x8832 or emily_oneil@harvard.edu.

Corporate Sponsorships also available.

 

With Thanks to our Gala Celebration Sponsor 

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