Theatre for a New Audience Meets Boeing-Boeing

mark-rylance-and-mary-mccormack4-200x305.jpgOn Wednesday, July 23, friends of Theatre for a New Audience gathered on the Great White Way for an exclusive theatre event.

First, attendees saw a performance of Boeing-Boeing at the Longacre Theatre.  The show won two 2008 Tony Awards: Best Revival of a Play and Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play, Mark Rylance.

Following the show, the entire cast, including Bradley Whitford, Christine Baranski, Mary McCormack, and others, joined attendees at a nearby restaurant for intimate cocktails, supper, and conversation.  Special guests of the cast included Top Girls stars Marisa Tomei and Martha Plimpton.

Mark Rylance, a long-time Theatre for a New Audience Artistic Council member, generously pulled the event together in support of our Capital Campaign, Shakespeare Works in Brooklyn: The Campaign for a Permanent Home in the BAM Cultural District.  Proceeds from the event went towards building our new home, breaking ground in Spring 2009.

 (above, Mary McCormack and Mark Rylance in the Broadway revival of Boeing-Boeing, at the Longacre Theater.)