Anthony Rapp, Nikki M. James, Daphne Rubin-Vega, More Announced for NYTW’s 2022 Annual Gala
The gala honors longtime creative director James C. Nicola, who will leave NYTW on June 30.
The New York Theater Workshop has announced the artists and presenters for its 2022 annual gala, to be held at 6:00 p.m. on April 11 in Capitale.
Gala special guests will include Anthony Rapp, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Shoshana Bean, Nikki M. James, Andy Mientus, Dina Martina, Somi Kakoma, Martha Redbone, The Bengsons and stars from Hadesville.
Artistic Director James C. Nicola will be honored at the event. Nicola has held the position for 34 years and will be leaving NYTW on June 30. During her tenure, Nicola initiated workshop opportunities, summer residencies and fellowships, and fostered NYTW’s Usual Suspects arts community. He received a 2019 Obie Lifetime Achievement Award.
NYTW productions developed under his direction include Jonathan Larson’s To rent; by Tony Kushner Slavs! and Homebody/Kabul; by Rick Elice Peter and the star catcher; Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová and Enda Walsh’s Once; David Bowie and Enda Walsh Lazarus; Dael Orlandersmith the gimmick and Always; by Anais Mitchell Hadesville; Heidi Schreck What the Constitution means to me; by Jeremy O. Harris slave game; Sam Gold’s production of othello; and several productions directed by Ivo van Hove.
The evening program will be directed by Kevin Cahoon and scripted by Tow Playwright-in-Residence Victor I. Cazares. The creative team will include music director Will Van Dyke, production designer Frank J. Oliva, lighting designer Stacey Derosier, sound designer Jaechelle Johnson and executive producer Rachel Frost. Terri Kohler and Kelsey Durkin are stage manager and assistant stage manager, respectively. Heredia Vision is the video producer with ZANNI Productions video.
Robbie Gordy will conduct the live auction. The gala raises nearly 10% of NYTW’s annual budget, with proceeds supporting its productions as well as workshops and additional programming.
For tickets and more information, visit NYTW.org.