The event begins at 7pm with cocktails and a light dinner followed by champagne, dessert and a musical performance of Broadway and classical favorites. In addition to the program hosted by Ted Sperling, with Christopher Fitzgerald, Santino Fontana, Alexandra Silber and Lauren Worsham, students from The Chorale’s "Side by Side" Education program will perform one number. The evening will also feature a live auction of a few very special items, led by guest auctioneer Jay Cantor. The evening concludes with coffee and dessert. The event benefits The Collegiate Chorale and its education programs.
Honorary Chairs: Roger Rees and Ted Sperling
Gala Co-Chairs: Page Ashley, Susan Baker and Michael Lynch, Lois Conway, Antonia and George Grumbach, Christie C. Salomon and Richard B. Lombard, Susan Shine, Elizabeth Tunick
The show—written and performed by John Fortson and directed by Terrie Silverman—earned critical and audience raves and packed the house during its original run in 2005.
Fortson, who some call "the next Spalding Gray," was compelled to revive Loveswell by legions of fans, as well as Silverman. "John’s gotten deeper and has gone to the next level," Silverman observes. "Loveswell is so great—poignant, funny, heart-opening and truthful. John is in his power as an actor and writer."
In this revival, Fortson introduces parenting into the hilarious but brutally honest script that allows the audience to peer behind closed doors as he struggles to balance the demands of marriage and fatherhood with his love for waves.