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MCC Theater's Annual Gala MISCAST 2012 to Honor Creators of CARRIE

MCC THEATER’S
ANNUAL GALA

“ M I S C A S T   2  0  1  2 ”

TO HONOR THE CREATORS OF
“ C A R R I E ”

MISMATCHED, ONE-TIME-ONLY PERFORMANCES BY
LAURA BENANTI, CHRISTIAN BORLE, NORBERT LEO BUTZ,
JONATHAN GROFF, MEGAN HILTY, NIKKI M. JAMES, STEVEN PASQUALE
AND MANY MORE!

ONE NIGHT ONLY
MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2012
AT HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM


MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey and William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) is pleased to announce another all-star line-up for the company’s highly anticipated annual gala, to be held Monday, March 26, 2012 at The Hammerstein Ballroom (311 West 34th Street).  Miscast 2012 will honor the creators of Carrie, Academy Award-winning composer Michael Gore (Fame, Terms of Endearment), Academy Award-winning lyricist Dean Pitchford (Fame, Footloose) and Writer Lawrence D. Cohen (screenwriter of the classic film, Carrie) for their bold, daring, risk-taking spirit.  Funds raised from Miscast help MCC Theater produce some of the most talked-about new work Off Broadway and support their Youth Company and in-school partnerships that serve New York City public high school students, as well as their literary development work with emerging playwrights.

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.  And the results are thrilling!  This year’s roster of performers for this one-of-a-kind theatrical evening includes Tony® Award-winner Laura Benanti (Gypsy, Women On The Verge…), Christian Borle (“Smash,” Peter and the Starcatcher), Tony® Award-winner Norbert Leo Butz (Catch Me If You Can, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), Jonathan Groff (“Glee,” Spring Awakening), Megan Hilty (“Smash,” 9 to 5), Tony® Award-winner Nikki M. James (The Book of Mormon), Steven Pasquale (“Rescue Me,” Reasons to Be Pretty), with many more favorites to be announced.  The Musical Director for the evening is Phil Reno.

For ticket and table purchasing options, visit www.mcctheater.org/galamiscast_tickets.html.  To purchase tickets, please contact Kathryn Banas at (212) 727-7722, ext. 232 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Gala tickets begin at $500, with mezzanine level show-only tickets available for $79 (general admission) and $99 (reserved seating). 

The schedule for the evening is as follows:

6:30 p.m.           Cocktails and Silent Auction
7:30 p.m.           Dinner and Honoree Celebration
8:45 p.m.           Miscast 2012 Revue

Last year, Miscast 2011 celebrated MCC’s 25th Anniversary season and honored a collection of MCC Theater alumni for the risk-taking spirit they bring to the playmaking process including: Charles Busch, Norbert Leo Butz, Kathleen Chalfant, T.R. Knight, Swoosie Kurtz, Neil LaBute, Melissa Leo, Judith Light, Joe Mantello, Amanda Peet, Liev Schreiber and Marisa Tomei.  The evening was hosted by Bravo TV’s Andy Cohen.

Performers from past years include Norbert Leo Butz, Faith Prince, Cheyenne Jackson, Raúl Esparza, Kelli O'Hara, Brian D'Arcy James, Steven Pasquale, Jane Krakowski, and Jesse L. Martin. Special guests have included Helen Mirren, Chris Noth, Judith Light, Piper Perabo, Ian McShane, Edward Albee, Kathleen Turner, Julianna Margulies, Lynn Redgrave, Charles Busch, Rosemarie DeWitt, Billy Baldwin, Jerry Stiller, Elizabeth Ashley, Mo Rocca, Isaac Mizrahi, and many more.

MCC Theater’s production of Carrie, the musical, directed by Stafford Arima and starring Marin Mazzie and Molly Ranson begins performances January 31, 2012 and will officially open March 1, 2012. 

MCC Theater – founded in 1986 as Manhattan Class Company – is committed to developing and producing new work that challenges artists and rewards audiences.  Our mission is carried out through an annual season of world, American, and New York premieres, literary development programs for emerging writers, and ground-breaking education programs that enable more than 1,000 New York City high school students to find - and use - their own unique voice each year through the creation and performance of original theater pieces. MCC’s award-winning productions include Wit, Frozen, Reasons to Be Pretty, The Pride, The Other Place and this season’s The Submission, winner of the inaugural Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award for new American plays.

For more information about Miscast 2012 and MCC Theater, visit www.mcctheater.org.

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