THE DRAMA LEAGUE 2015 BENEFIT CHARITY AUCTION OPENS ONLINE

Drama-League-Logo.jpg.644x1198_q100THE DRAMA LEAGUE

2015 BENEFIT CHARITY AUCTION

WELCOMES

BRYAN CRANSTON, JAKE GYLLENHAAL, HUGH JACKMAN, JASON BIGGS,

AC/DC, KATIE FINNERAN, MICHAEL CERVERIS AND HARRIET HARRIS

AS THEY JOIN OVER FIFTY LUXURY PRIZE PACKAGES

 

OPENING NIGHTS AND VIP THEATER EXPERIENCES INCLUDE

“THE KING AND I,” “DOCTOR ZHIVAGO,” “HAND TO GOD,”

“AIRLINE HIGHWAY,” “FINDING NEVERLAND,” “THE ICEMAN COMETH,”

AND MORE!

 

DREAM VACATIONS IN LONDON, TURKS AND CAICOS, TUSCANY,

MOROCCO, AND SOUTHEAST ASIA

 

WWW.BIDDINGFORGOOD.COM/THEDRAMALEAGUE

New York, NY (January 21, 2015) – The Drama League’s 2015 Benefit Charity Auction has launched atwww.biddingforgood.com/thedramaleague, featuring over fifty once-in-a-lifetime prize packages.  The impressive offerings include celebrity experiences with Bryan Cranston, Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Biggs, Judith IveyAC/DC, Michael Cerveris, Katie Finneran and Harriet Harris; Broadway opening night tickets and after-parties for The King and I, Doctor ZhivagoHand to God andAirline Highway; backstage visits with Carolee Carmello at Finding NeverlandMichael Cerveris at Fun HomeSierra Boggess at It Shoulda Been You, and Steven Boyer at Hand to God; luxury vacations to Morocco, London, Tuscany, Turks and Caicos, Los Angeles and more. Highlights include:

·         PRIVATE LUNCH WITH BRYAN CRANSTON

A private luncheon for two with the Tony-winning star of All The Way.  You and a guest will join the spectacular Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) for an unforgettable dining experience!

·         LUXURY STAY AT PARROT CAY RESORT IN TURKS AND CAICOS

Five nights at the award-winning Parrot Cay Resort, on its own private island in Turks and Caicos: 1,000 unspoiled acres, mile-long beach, first-class Delta airfare, and a personal butler!

·         BACKSTAGE MEET-AND-GREET WITH JAKE GYLLENHAAL

See Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal in his Broadway debut in Constellations at Manhattan Theatre Club – and afterward, go backstage to meet Jake and take a photo!

·         A DREAM WEEK IN MOROCCO

A Mediterranean adventure! Deluxe flights and seven days/six nights in two cities, beginning at Dar Ahlam in Ouarzazate, and ending in Marrakech at the Royal Monsour Hotel (built by the King of Morocco himself). A private chauffeur courtesy of Boutique Souk, lunch at Richard Branson’s Kasbah Tamadot, a private dinner with Vogue Italia Editor Alessandra Lippini, and much more. An unforgettable trip of a lifetime!

·         HOLLYWOOD WEEKEND AND VIP TICKETS TO NBC’S’ “THE VOICE”

Live like Hollywood insiders during this one-of-a-kind VIP weekend in L.A. You and a guest will enjoy business class round-trip flights to Los Angeles, where you’ll luxuriate in a three-night stay Andaz West Hollywood and a taping of NBC’s hit series “The Voice” starringPharrell, Christina Aguilera and Adam Levine.

Visit www.biddingforgood.com/thedramaleague to view additional items and place your bids.

The auction will conclude at The Drama League’s 31st Annual Musical Celebration of Broadway, which will honor James Earl Jones on February 2, 2015 at the famed Pierre Hotel (2 East 61st Street).

The black-tie gala, featuring dozens of stars from Hollywood and Broadway in a one-night-only evening of celebration drawn from Mr. Jones’ career.  Among the dozens of performers scheduled to appear are Brian Stokes Mitchell, Kelsey Grammer, Tyne Daly, Jefferson Mays,the casts of You Can’t Take It With You and Jersey Boys, among others (subject to change; to see daily updates to the list of performers, visitdramaleague.org/gala).

Delta Air Lines, the official airline of The Drama League, MAC Cosmetics, and Starbright Floral Designs are 2015 Gala Sponsors ofThe Musical Celebration of Broadway Honoring James Earl Jones.

The Drama League Charity Auction raises much-needed funds for the vital education programs of The Drama League Directors Project. Since 1984, The Drama League has honored exceptional artists whose talent and passion have served as a benchmark for others, includingNeil Patrick Harris, Kristin Chenoweth, Liza Minnelli, Angela Lansbury, Patti LuPone, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Chita Rivera, Rosie O’Donnell and Terrence McNally.

For more information, please contact The Drama League at 212.244.9494 ext. 101 or http://www.biddingforgood.com/thedramaleague.

Tulis McCall

Author: Tulis McCall

For my money, the theatre is up there in the ten top reasons to be human. I leave my home and go sit in a dark room with complete strangers and watch actors do their stuff because I want to be inspired. I’m asking to be involved. I’m volunteering to be led down any old path they choose as long as they don’t let go of my hand. And if I see a show, and it is NOT so very good – I will try to divert you, because I don’t want you to come to the temple when the preaching isn’t up to snuff. I will bar the door, I will swing from rafters, I will yell FIRE just to set your feet on a path that does not lead to disappointment. Do something different with your evening I will say. Save your money for dinner with a friend you haven’t seen in months because you are too frigging busy. Go take a walk with your dog or your child or your significant other. Go to bed early, I will say. Don’t come to the theatre when it is less than it can be. I’m an usher snob, and that’s all there is to it.

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