Please join us for an unforgettable evening celebrating the life & work of the remarkable lyricist, singer-songwriter and playwright Dory Previn. From her popular work in 1960s Hollywood, including such hit songs as “You’re Gonna Hear From Me,” “Theme from Valley of the Dolls,” and “Come Saturday Morning,” to her dazzling autobiographical albums of the 1970s, Dory was a true original whose work continues to inspire artists across genres.
The Vineyard’s 2014 Gala will be a star-studded evening. Distinguished artists scheduled to participate include Alan Cumming (CABARET), Ana Gasteyer (WICKED, “Saturday Night Live”), Billy Porter (KINKY BOOTS), Rachel Dratch (“Saturday Night Live”), Stew (PASSING STRANGE), Kate Baldwin (FINIAN’S RAINBOW), Gabriel Ebert (MATILDA), Montego Glover (MEMPHIS), Brandon Victor Dixon (MOTOWN), Sarah Stiles (AVENUE Q), Anika Larsen (BEAUTIFUL), Malcolm Gets (AMOUR), Julia Greenberg (PEOPLE ARE WRONG), Veanne Cox (LA CAGE AUX FOLLES), Sharon Washington (THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS), Greta Gerwig (“Frances Ha”), Zachary Quinto (THE GLASS MENAGERIE), and more. The Gala performance will be directed by Rachel Chavkin (NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812). The evening will also be a celebration of The Vineyard’s musical theatre legacy and future.
Dory Previn was an influential American lyricist, singer-songwriter, playwright and poet. During her lifetime, Previn released six acclaimed albums of original songs, including ON MY WAY TO WHERE, MARY C. BROWN AND THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN, MYTHICAL KINGS AND IGUANAS and REFLECTIONS IN A MUD PUDDLE. She was the lyricist of several Oscar nominated songs, including “You’re Gonna Hear From Me” and “Come Saturday Morning”. After a successful period in Hollywood in the 1960s, collaborating with her then-husband Andre Previn on numerous popular songs for film – including “Faraway Part of Town” and “Theme from Valley of the Dolls,” Ms. Previn rose to prominence in the 1970s, writing and performing a remarkable collection of powerful, witty and haunting songs chronicling her own often harrowing autobiographical experiences, with extraordinary honesty, passion, humor and insight. Ms. Previn also wrote several works for the stage, including a musical version of her acclaimed album MARY C. BROWN AND THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN and several autobiographical works of nonfiction including BOG TROTTER and MIDNIGHT BABY. Ms. Previn passed away in 2012 at the age of 86.
The Gala Fundraiser will also feature a tribute to the theatrical advertising agency AKA.
6:00PM Cocktails | 7:30PM Dinner | 8:30PM Performance
240 W. 47th Street
New York, NY 10036
Vineyard gala co-chairs
Loraine Alterman Boyle, William A. Popeleski, Jr.
honorary gala committee
Kathleen & Henry Chalfant, Ted Chapin, Blythe Danner, Jill & Jim Gabbe, Ken & Rande Greiner, Linda Lavin & Steve Bakunas, Mark Lerner & Steven Frank, Douglas McGrath, Terrence McNally & Tom Kirdahy, City National Bank/ Richard V. McCune, Julianne Moore & Bart Freundlich, David Hyde Pierce & Brian Hargrove, Annette Stover & Richard Feiner, and our Board of Directors
Make a contribution to Vineyard Theatre in honor of its annual gala here.
ALL PROCEEDS FROM THIS EVENT SUPPORT VINEYARD THEATRE’S WORK AND PROGRAMS IN 2014