MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey and William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce that the annual Miscast 2014 gala has added Billy Porter, Jeremy Jordan, Megan Hilty, and Raul Esparza as performers, joining the previously announced Zosia Mamet, Christian Borle, Anika Noni Rose, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Steven Pasquale, Jesse L. Martin, Sasha Allen, Keala Settle, and Nicole Parker. Phil Reno will serve as Musical Director. Additional performers will be announced at a later date. Miscast 2014 will be held Monday, March 31, 2014 at The Hammerstein Ballroom (311 West 34th Street) and honor award-winning actress Allison Janney and be hosted by film and theater veteran Victor Garber.
The evening will begin with a cocktail hour and gala dinner followed by the Miscast performances. Gala and show-only tickets are now on sale at www.mcctheater.org.
An online auction is also underway at: www.charitybuzz.com/mcctheater. Among the items available for bid: walk-on roles in the Broadway hits Kinky Boots, All the Way, Beautiful, and The Bridges of Madison County; a singing cameo in Motown the Musical; individual lunches with Jonathan Groff, Christian Borle, Jesse L. Martin and Keegan Allen. Up-and-coming performers may want to bid on: a private dance lesson with Tony® Award winning choreographer Jerry Mitchell; a private session with Bernie Telsey; or an audition coaching session with a top Broadway casting agent and a legendary Broadway performer, among many others; among many others.
MCC Theater’s annual Miscast gala is one of the most exciting and unique theater events in town. Broadway’s hottest stars perform songs from roles in which they would never be cast. For a video recapping last year’s Miscast, click here.
Ms. Janney will be celebrated for her bold, daring, risk-taking spirit and for her extraordinary career on stage, in film, and on television, including memorable roles in the Oscar-winning films American Beauty,The Help, and Juno, among many others, and her unforgettable work on NBC’s “The West Wing” and new hit CBS sitcom “Mom.” Her history with MCC Theater dates back two decades, including a main stage appearance in Alan Ball’s Five Women Wearing the Same Dress in 1993, Annie Evans’ I Can’t Stop Thinking Today, and MCC’s early play marathons.
Proceeds from Miscast 2014 will, as always, support MCC Theater’s mission to develop and produce exciting work Off-Broadway, as well as its Youth Company and partnerships with New York City public high schools, and MCC’s literary development work with emerging playwrights.
For ticket and table information, visit www.mcctheater.org/galamiscast_tickets.html. To purchase gala tickets, which begin at $600, please contact Kathryn Banas at (212) 727-7722, ext. 232 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Mezzanine level show-only tickets begin at $79 and are available for purchase beginning on January 28th at 10:00a.m. via OvationTix – (212) 352-3101.
Performers from past years include: Kelli O’Hara, Norbert Leo Butz, Brian D’Arcy James and many others. Special guests have included Julianna Margulies, Andy Cohen, Charles Busch, Helen Mirren, Lewis Black, Chris Noth, Edward Albee, Kathleen Turner, Jerry Stiller, Mo Rocca, Isaac Mizrahi, and many more.
MCC is proud to announce that Viceroy New York is the Official Hotel Sponsor of Miscast 2014.