On Sunday November 8th at Sardi’s at noon, Tony Award nominee Bryce Pinkham, Broadway stars Kelli Barrett, Lesli Margherita, Jessica Keenan Wynn and the Shapiro Sisters, along with the Classical Theatre of Harlem will join the starry lineup of the Theater Resources Unlimited for the 2015 TRU Love Benefit: Making Our Gardens Grow.
This is in celebration of Theater Resources Unlimited’s (TRU’s) 24th year, and in honor of three people whose contributions to changing the landscape of the theater world are significant and notable.
Producer Patrick Blake (The 39 Steps, Bedlam Theatre’s Hamlet/St. Joan, Play Dead, My Life Is a Musical, The Exonerated, In the Continuum), also the founder of Rhymes Over Beats, a game-changing new hip hop theater company will be the recipient of the 2015 TRU Spirit of Theater Award. Patrick Blake is being honored for being a member of the producing community who has demonstrated exceptional generosity, support and kindness to others in the business. The TRU Humanitarian Award will be presented to Teresa Eyring on behalf of one of American theater’s most distinguished service organizations, Theatre Communications Group (TCG); TCG is dedicated to strenghtening, promoting and nurturing non-profit theaters. The TRU Entrepreneur Award, given for committment, durability, and innovation, will be presented to Linda Amiel Burns for 38 years of The Singing Experience, a unique cabaret workshop that helps turn plain folks into singing “stars.”
The Awards ceremony will begin at 1pm after cocktails and a 3-course luncheon. Tickets are available at http://www.truonline.org/TRULove15.htm.
Ballet Hispanico presents a holiday program at the legendary Apollo
Ballet Hispanico is collaborating with Apollo Theater for its expanded New York Fall Season programming. Ballet Hispanico’s 45th anniversary season includes the world premiere of If walls could speak, by Brazilian native Fernando Melo, co-commissioned by the Apollo and set to live music. The premiere at the Apollo will mark the first time Melo’s work is presented in New York.
In a repertory that reflects the ever-changing diversity of Latino cultures, Ballet Hispanico makes its annual holiday return to the Apollo stage with additional performances from November 20-21, 2015. Programs for young people and families, with a Saturday En Familia Matinee, are part of the weekend celebrations. Two Ballet Hispanico Performances for Young People / Apollo School Day Live shows of mixed repertory celebrating Latin American dance and culture will be offered to schoolchildren on the morning of Friday, November 20th.
For more information and tickets, visit www.ballethispanico.org.