Co-hosted by 2022 Tony nominee Deirdre O'Connell and Billy Crudup, the Vineyard Theatre's annual gala takes place May 16 at the Daryl Roth Theatre in honor of Council Member Carlina Rivera and the late singer-songwriter Laura Nyro.
The gala includes cocktails and dinner at Boucherie, followed by an auction and performance. Proceeds will benefit the theatre's 2021-2022 season and their Good Neighbor ticket accessibility program.
The announced performers are Latoya Edwards (School Girls), Wilson Jermaine Heredia (Rent), Julie Benko (Funny Girl), Grammy winner Melissa Manchester, Rock-and-Roll Hall of Famer Felix Cavaliere, Brandon Victor Dixon (Hamilton), Mandy Gonzalez, Judy Kuhn, and Tony winner Anika Noni Rose.
The latter three starred in the original cast of Diane Paulus and Bruce Buschel's 2001 musical revue Eli's Comin' which featured 19 songs by Nyro. For more information, visit VineyardTheatre.org.