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MCC's Annual Gala MISCAST Returns Mar 4, 2013 with All-Star Lineup

MCC THEATER’S
ANNUAL GALA

M I S C A S T   2  0  1  3

TO HONOR TONY® AWARD WINNER
JUDITH LIGHT

HOSTED BY VICTOR GARBER

ONE-OF-A-KIND, NEVER-AGAIN
PERFORMANCES BY
CHRISTIAN BORLE, JONATHAN GROFF,
MEGAN HILTY, CHEYENNE JACKSON,
JEREMY JORDAN, JANE KRAKOWSKI,
AND MANY MORE!

ONE NIGHT ONLY!
MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2013
AT HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM

New York, NY – MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey and William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce an especially starry line-up of performers for its annual Miscast gala, to be held Monday, March 4, 2013 at The Hammerstein Ballroom (311 West 34th Street).  Last year’s event drew rave reviews, was hailed as “the year’s funniest revue” by The Huffington Post, and was recently included in The New York Times ‘2012’s Most Galvanizing Theater Moments’.  Miscast 2013 will honor Tony® Award winner Judith Light (Other Desert Cities) for her illustrious screen and stage career (appearing on Broadway this year for her third straight season, this time in Richard Greenberg’s upcoming The Assembled Parties), her work with MCC Theater (acclaimed performances in Colder Than Here and Wit), and her impassioned advocacy of several causes, including Arts in Education.  This year’s Miscast will be hosted by theater luminary Victor Garber, best known for his Tony®-nominated performances in Lend Me a Tenor and Damn Yankees, Broadway appearances in Art, Godspell, and Assassins, and his film and TV work in Argo, “Alias,” Titanic, and Milk, among many others, and now starring in NBC’s “Deception.”

This year’s roster of performers includes Tony® Award winners Christian Borle (Peter and the Starcatcher, NBC’s “Smash”), Jane Krakowski (Nine, NBC’s “30 Rock”), and LaChanze (The Color Purple); Tony® Award nominees Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening, MCC’s The Submission, FOX’s “Glee”), Jeremy Jordan (Newsies, NBC’s “Smash”), Marin Mazzie (Kiss Me Kate, MCC’s Carrie), and Patrick Wilson (The Full Monty, HBO’s “Angels in America”); and Broadway stars Jason Danieley (Next to Normal, Curtains), Megan Hilty (9 to 5, Wicked, NBC’s “Smash”), Cheyenne Jackson (Xanadu, NBC’s “30 Rock”), Jesse L. Martin (Rent, NBC’s “Law & Order”), and Nicole Parker (Wicked, FOX’s “MADtv”).  The Musical Director for the evening is Phil Reno.

Miscast is a one-night-only musical spectacular featuring Broadway’s hottest stars performing songs from roles in which they would never be cast!  Proceeds from Miscast 2013, 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 sustain MCC’s literary development work with emerging playwrights.

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2013 Miscast honoree Judith Light

For ticket and table purchasing options, visit www.mcctheater.org/galamiscast_tickets.html.  To purchase gala 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 $600, with mezzanine level show-only tickets available for $79 (general admission) and $99 (reserved seating). Show-only tickets can be purchased through OvationTix at (212) 352-3101 or online at http://www.mcctheater.org/galamiscast_tickets.html.

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 2013 Revue

Last year, Miscast 2012 honored 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.  Performers included Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff, Megan Hilty, Nikki M. James, Adriane Lenox, Constantine Maroulis, Jan Maxwell, Rory O’Malley and Nicole Parker.

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

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 1,100 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.  Notable MCC Theater highlights include: the New York premiere of The Other Place starring Laurie Metcalf (opening on Broadway January 10, 2013); the 2008 Tony Award-nominated Reasons to Be Pretty by Neil LaBute, The Pride, Fifty Words, the 2004 Tony-winning production of Bryony Lavery’s Frozen, Neil LaBute’s Fat Pig,Rebecca Gilman’s The Glory of Living, Marsha Norman’s Trudy Blue, Margaret Edson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Wit, Tim Blake Nelson’s The Grey Zone, Alan Bowne’s Beirut, The Submission, winner of the inaugural Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award for new American plays, and last season’s newly reworked and fully re-imagined production of Carrie, the musical. 

For more information about Miscast 2013 and MCC Theater, go to www.mcctheater.org.

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