NYTW Gala

New York Theatre Workshop Honors Theatre & Film Visionary
Liesl Tommy

Monday March 18, 2024

Gotham Hall
1356 Broadway at 36th Street
New York, NY

Hosted by Nicole Ari Parker

Directed by Kevin Cahoon
Musical Direction by Rick Hip-Flores
Written by Thaddeus McCants
Auction by Robbie Gordy

6PM Cocktails
7PM Dinner, Performances & Live Auction

WITH PERFORMANCES BY
Eisa Davis • Brandon Victor Dixon • Elizabeth Judd • Tamika Lawrence • John Manzari • Adrienne Warren • NaTasha Yvette Williams • Joy Woods • AND MORE!

DRESS CODE? Wear your favorite festive cocktail attire. Whatever makes you feel fabulous!

TABLE LEVELS

Platinum Table: $35,000
  • Premium seating for 10 plus the opportunity to host a pair of noted theatre artists at your table 
  • Platinum recognition & on-stage acknowledgment 
  • Full-page color tribute ad in gala journal and digital recognition throughout event 
  • Invitation for you and a guest to NYTW’s 2024/25 Season Opening Nights and behind-the-scenes events 
  • Invitation to an intimate dinner with NYTW leadership and artists 
  • Cocktails, dinner and live performance 

PURCHASE HERE

Gold Table: $17,500
  • Preferred seating for 10 plus the opportunity to host a noted theatre artist as one of your guests 
  • Gold recognition 
  • Full page black & white tribute ad in gala journal 
  • “Repeat Defender” patron membership for two to NYTW’s 2024/25 Season 
  • Cocktails, dinner and live performances 

PURCHASE HERE

Silver Table: $12,500
  • Seating for 10 
  • Silver recognition 
  • Half-page black & white tribute ad in gala journal 
  • Two Memberships to NYTW’s 2024/25 Season
  • Cocktails, dinner and live performances 

PURCHASE HERE

TICKET LEVELS

VIP Ticket: $2,500
  • Premium Seating 
  • VIP ticket holder recognition 
  • One Membership to NYTW’s 2024/25 Season 
  • Cocktails, dinner and live performances 

PURCHASE HERE

Event Ticket: $1,250
  • Cocktails, dinner and live performances 

PURCHASE HERE

TRIBUTE ADS

$5,000

Full-page Color Ad & Digital Recognition 

Print Ad – (4.215” x 7.25” high – No Bleed)  

PURCHASE HERE

$3,500

Full-page Color Ad 

Print Ad – (4.215” x 7.25” high – No Bleed) 

PURCHASE HERE

$2,000

Full-page Black & White Ad 

Print Ad – (4.215” x 7.25” high – No Bleed) 

PURCHASE HERE

$1,000

Half-page Black & White Ad 

Print Ad – (4.215” x 3.5” high –No Bleed) 

PURCHASE HERE

 

$500

Quarter-page Black & White Ad 

Print Ad – (2.065” x 3.625” high –No Bleed) 

PURCHASE HERE

For questions regarding table and ticket availability, please contact Matt Renskers, Director of Special Events, at 646-957-9550 or mattr@nytw.org.  You can also support the 2024 Gala by making a fully tax-deductible gift.

DINNER CHAIRS
Will Graham • Lynn Nottage • Jeremy Reff • William Morris Endeavor and Schreck Rose Dapello Adams Berlin & Dunham LLP

HOST COMMITTEE
Vienn and Salman Al-Rashid • Marvet Britto • Eisa Davis • Eon Productions Ltd • Flagstar Bank, N.A. • Ruth & Stephen Hendel • Philip Himberg • Daniel Alexander Jones • Edward Kitsis and Adam Hororwitz • Kleinberg, Kaplan, Wolff & Cohen, P.C. • LaChanze • Brenda Mainer and Bob Wetzel • Jennifer Mudge • Robert O’Hara • Clint Ramos • Daryl Roth • Nadine Schiff and Fred Rosen • Carrie Simon • Amy & Rob Stavis • Tracey Scott Wilson

LIESL TOMMY 
LIESL TOMMY is a groundbreaking, multi-award-winning director and producer of theater, television and film. She’s the first Black woman ever nominated for the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play, which she earned for Danai Gurira’s Eclipsed, starring Lupita Nyong’o. Liesl has directed over 50 productions throughout the world, including the world premiere of the John Kander and Greg Pierce musical Kid Victory, the first stage adaptation of Frozen as a multimedia extravaganza for Disneyland, and her box-office juggernaut production of Les Misérables. For the latter two, she made the groundbreaking choice to shift the casting to center people of color, laying the foundation for future productions. Liesl made her acclaimed feature directorial debut in 2021 with “Respect,” based on the life of Aretha Franklin, starring Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald and Mary J. Blige. Tommy has also enjoyed a successful career directing episodes of television including “Queen Sugar,” “Insecure,” “The Walking Dead” and “Mrs. Fletcher.”

Liesl’s childhood in Apartheid-era South Africa has deeply influenced her passion for stories about people fiercely pursuing personal and cultural freedom, propelling her to launch her NYC-based production company Crocodile Eyes with co-producer Jennifer Mudge in 2020. Projects in development include a collaboration with Andrea Ciannavei and Oscar-winning writer Alex Dinelaris’ Lexicon NY, an original Feminist Horror film trilogy, and a legacy title live-action feature with Disney+. Upcoming TV projects include collaborations with two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage and Tony Gerber, Emmy nominee Tanya Barfield, as well as Sister Pictures and Paramount+. On Crocodile Eyes’ theatre slate is the previously announced Imitation of Life, a musical adaptation that Liesl conceived with book by Lynn Nottage and music and lyrics by John Legend; a revival with Wagner Johnson Productions; and the Rwanda Project with London-based producer Ryan Hugh Mackey and 2023 Olivier winner Mervyn Millar.

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