Urban Stages (Frances Hill, Artistic/Producing Director) is proud to announce the Off-Broadway theater’s 38th Annual Benefit will celebrate performers and a return to the stage after a prolonged shutdown.  This year’s honorees have all starred on the Urban Stages stage during their careers and includes Tony Award winner Reed Birney will be presented with Urban Stages’ Luminary Award and Terence Archie, Nikki M. James, and AJ Shively will receive mid-career award. Author and commentator, Michael Riedel, will introduce the night’s awardees. The Gala will take place on Monday, May 23rd, 2022 at the Central Park Boathouse. Cocktails, gondola rides on the lake and live music from two decorated Ukrainian musicians, dorma player Kateryna Aiman and bandura player Lesya Verba, will start off the evening. Nicholas Lowry from Swann Galleries will head up the live auction.  Tickets: www.UrbanStages.org  

From Babies to Bubbies June 12 @ 1 pm presented by the Yiddish Philharmonic Chorus – 100th Anniversary Concert at Merkin Hall 129 West 67 St., NYC. (with English Supertitles) Binyuman Schaechter, Music Director, Seth Weinstein on piano. YiddishChorus.org

Michael Oberholtzer – Harvey Fierstein

The Theatre World Awards Board of Directors (Dale Badway, President), and The Dorothy Loudon Foundation (Lionel Larner, Executive Director), Michael Oberholtzer (Take Me Out) will receive the 13th Annual Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater, and four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein will receive the 9th Annual John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre.

The historic 76th Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony returns to a live in-person presentation on the set of the Jeffrey Richards production of the critically acclaimed Broadway Revival of American Buffalo on Monday evening, June 6, 2022 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Circle in the Square Theatre (1633 Broadway, entrance on West 50th Street). www.theatreworldawards.org

(Lead Photo: Reed Birney)