2021 SPRING GALA SERIES

This year, Vineyard Theatre’s annual Gala is going smaller and thinking bigger.

Join The Vineyard from the comfort of your home as we welcome a wide range of brilliant creators and thinkers for a series of intimate hour-long roundtable discussions about what it means to contribute to our culture before, during, and beyond our current moment.

Admission in each Zoom room is limited to 10-15 households, and we expect each of these one-of-a-kind events to fill quickly.


CLICK HERE FOR A LISTING OF TICKET AND “TABLE” LEVELS.

Each ticket includes admission to the event of your choice for one household — as many people as you can fit in your Zoom square! — as well as a home-delivered gift box* with wine and provisions from our neighbors in Union Square. “Table” packages may be used to invite friends to a single event or to spread a “flight” of tickets across multiple evenings.

To purchase or make a donation, please navigate to checkout using the tabs at the top of this page. For more information about the events or to purchase over the phone, please contact Director of Development Trent Anderson at (646) 931-4727 or gala@vineyardtheatre.org.


The Pairings

 

DANNY MEYER and DAVID ROCKWELL | SOLD OUT

TUESDAY, MAY 11 at 6PM ET
Celebrated restaurateur Danny Meyer and Tony Award winning set designer and architect David Rockwell will team up again to discuss the world of fine dining, storytelling through architecture, and their many collaborations designing interiors for Meyer’s flagship restaurants.

M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN and ANYA TAYLOR-JOY

WEDNESDAY, MAY 12 at 4PM ET
Legendary filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Old [upcoming]) and Golden Globe winning actress Anya Taylor-Joy (“The Queen’s Gambit,” Emma) will reunite to discuss their experiences working together on the films Split and Glass and give an inside look at the actor-director collaboration.

HOLLY HUNTER, J. SMITH-CAMERON, and NICHOLAS BRAUN

SUNDAY, MAY 16 at 6PM ET
Oscar winner Holly Hunter and acclaimed actors J. Smith-Cameron and Nicholas Braun will come together for a lively conversation about their experiences working together on the Emmy-winning HBO series “Succession,” the portrayal of big media on the small screen, and stories from their wide-ranging acting careers.

BILLY CRUDUP and STERLING K. BROWN

THURSDAY, MAY 20 at 6PM ET
Emmy winners Billy Crudup (“The Morning Show,” The Vineyard’s Harry Clarke) and Sterling K. Brown (“This is Us,” “The People v. O.J. Simpson”) will discuss the current and evolving landscapes of American theatre, film and television, and the process of creating characters in each medium.

JEREMY O. HARRIS AND HANYA YANAGIHARA

MONDAY, MAY 24 at 6PM ET
Tony-nominated playwright and screenwriter Jeremy O. Harris (Slave Play, The Vineyard’s “Daddy”) will join T Magazine editor-in-chief and acclaimed novelist Hanya Yanagihara (A Little Life, The People in the Trees) for a frank discussion about writing provocative stories for different media, the roles of fashion in their respective careers, and representation in publishing and popular culture.

KT TUNSTALL and RANDY RAINBOW

WEDNESDAY, MAY 26 at 6PM ET
Rockstar KT Tunstall will join comedian/satirist Randy Rainbow to chat about the process of songwriting for their respective media, their sources of inspiration and creativity, and the many ways musical artists are responding to the current moment.

MICHAEL R. JACKSON and JOHN CAMERON MITCHELL

TUESDAY, JUNE 8 at 6PM ET
Pulitzer Prize winner Michael R. Jackson (A Strange Loop, Vineyard Artist in Residence) and Tony winner John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) will discuss creating shows that changed the way LGBTQ+ stories were represented on stage and a vast range of other topics in a no holds barred conversation.


Community Event

 

JOHN KANDER AND LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA
COMPOSERS IN CONVERSATION

JULY 22-25
PAY WHAT YOU CAN

Vineyard Theatre’s 2021 Gala Series culminates in an intimate conversation between legendary musical theatre composers John Kander (Cabaret, Chicago, The Vineyard’s The Scottsboro Boys) and Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights, Hamilton). Join them as they share insights about their unique writing processes and reveal favorite selections from each other’s songbooks, performed by some of Broadway’s brightest stars: Mandy Gonzalez (In the Heights), Bryonha Marie Parham (Prince of Broadway), George Salazar (Be More Chill), and more!

Viewing options include the ability to chat with fellow audience members in the Live Watch Party premiere on Thursday, July 22 at 7pm ET, with on-demand access available through Sunday, July 25 at 11:59pm ET.

Access to this special benefit event is included in all ticket and table packages for the main series.

For more information and to book tickets, click here.


HOST COMMITTEE

 

Blavatnik Family Foundation, Series Sponsor

 

AKA
John Barrie and Betsy Smith
Kathleen and Henry Chalfant
Bobby and Vicki Freeman
Ken and Rande Greiner
Sally Horchow
Cody Lassen
Mark Lerner and Steven Frank
Sue Marks
Daryl Roth
The Shubert Organization
Annette Stover and Richard Feiner

All proceeds from these events will directly benefit Vineyard Theatre’s current season of alternative theatre and virtual education programs, and provide crucial support for the theatre’s sustained operations.

*Tickets and Tables must be purchased one week in advance of your chosen event(s) to ensure on-time gift box delivery.


Gala artwork design by Eric Pargac Design

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