Jan 12, 2011

Parker, Broderick Set for Naked Angels’ Valentine’s Day Ball, 2/14

Naked Angels will celebrate its 25th Anniversary as one of the most innovative theatre companies in New York with a spectacular Gala at Roseland Ballroom (239 West 52nd Street). Naked Angels company members Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick are Honorary Co-Chairs for the event. Conceived as an imagined history of Naked Angels – and promising to be bigger than all of the company’s previous parties put together – One Big Ball will be a frivolous and inauthentic romp through Naked Angels’ 25 years, written and performed by Naked Angels members, with many friends and surprise guests. Naked Angels company member and Tony Award-winner Joe Mantello directs the evening.

About February’s event, Sarah Jessica Parker said, “Matthew and I are thrilled to be a part of the Valentine’s festivities. Naked Angels has always meant a great deal to me and my family, and I look forward to celebrating this incredible 25 year milestone.”

February’s celebratory event will bring the company and guests back to the beginning. The year was 1986. Reagan was president, Top Gun was raking it in at the box office, and the Beastie Boys ruled the airwaves. And there, in the midst of it all, on a hot summer’s night, at a dive bar in Hell’s Kitchen, a group of young artists were sharing a drink (or two) and dreaming of a place-a creative haven-where they could develop provocative and groundbreaking new work… and throw some kick-ass parties, too. And by the end of the night, as the place was emptying out and last call had been given, Naked Angels was born.

One Big Ball kicks off with a VIP cocktail reception at 6PM, followed by dinner and performances at 7:30PM. Proceeds from the event will help fund Naked Angels’ ongoing new play development.

Participating artists scheduled to appear:
Jace Alexander*, Taro Alexander*, Jon Robin Baitz*, Craig Bierko, Patrick Breen*, Nicole Burdette*, Bobby Cannavale, Kathleen Dennehy*, Paul S. Eckstein*, Ned Eisenberg*, Beth Emelson*, Noah Emmerich, James Gandolfini, Gina Gershon*, Brett Goldstein*, Paul Gruen*, Evan Handler, Mariska Hargitay, Instant Girl, Richard Kind, Christie Wagner Lee*, John Leguizamo, Warren Leight*, Ilana Levine*, Kenneth Lonergan*, Brian MacDevitt*, Bruce MacVittie*, Julianna Margulies, Jodie Markell*, Jesse L. Martin, Michael Mastro*, Michele Mayas*, Jean Marie McKee*, Jack Merrill*, Lisa Beth Miller*, Rob Morrow*, Geoffrey Nauffts*, Joe Pantoliano, Pippin Parker*, Timothy Britten Parker*, Frank Pugliese*, Tim Ransom*, Theresa Rebeck*, Ron Rifkin*, John Slattery, Fisher Stevens*, Ben Stiller, Billy Strong*, Christine Taylor, Lili Taylor*, Marisa Tomei*, Nancy Travis*, Steven Weber, Bradley White*, Gareth Williams*, Kelly Wolf*, George Xenos*, Missy Yager*, Andy Yerkes and MORE.
* Denotes Naked Angels Company Member

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