Rosie’s Theater Kids celebrates their 18th anniversary by honoring Grammy Award-winning and Emmy-nominated songwriter-producer Desmond Child at its annual gala presented both virtually and in-person on Monday, November 15 in New York City at The Whitby Hotel Theater (18 West 56 Street). The live event will be hosted by BD Wong with a virtual appearance by Rosie O’Donnell and performances by Rosie’s Theater Kids.

Grammy-winning and Emmy-nominated songwriter-producer Desmond Child is one of music’s most prolific and accomplished hitmakers. He’s a film, television, theater and music producer, recording artist, performer, and author. His credits appear on more than eighty Billboard Top 40 singles spanning six decades, including “Livin’ On A Prayer,” “You Give Love A Bad Name,” “I Was Made For Lovin’ You,” “Dude Looks Like A Lady,” “How Can We Be Lovers If We Can’t Be Friends,” “I Hate Myself For Loving You,” “Livin’ La Vida Loca,” “The Cup Of Life,” “Waking Up In Vegas” and many more.

For information about purchasing gala tickets for either the livestream or in-person event on November 15, please call Buckley Hall Events at 914-579-1000, email, or visit