theatreWashington’s Star Gala Benefit & Auction

TW Event

10/26/2012 - 6:30pm


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On Friday evening October 26, at one of the most glamorous sites in Washington — the fabulous Four Seasons — a tradition continues with theatreWashington’s 23rd Annual Gala to benefit its education and community building programs.

The evening is replete with a sensational silent auction, one of Washington’s most exciting live auctions conducted by the one and only Sebastian Clarke of Doyle New York and Antiques Roadshow, dining in signature Four Seasons style, performances by stars of Washington stages, and the presentation of the prestigious “Helen’s Star.”

Helen's Star

“Helen’s Star,” just like the Helen Hayes Award, is named for the First Lady of the American Theatre and native Washingtonian who epitomized excellence and accomplishment. In that spirit, the evening also serves as an occasion to honor and thank extraordinary individuals who, with their generosity and efforts, have changed the landscape of Washington theatre.

This year’s recipients are three daring dreamers who adroitly harnessed the transformative power of theatre. With an arsenal of fortitude, leadership, and vision, they not only changed the landscape of Washington theatre, but literally shaped and redefined the District, Maryland, and Virginia. The 2012 Helen’s Star will be presented to Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith, Imagination Stage Founder/Executive Director Bonnie Fogel and MetroStage Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin.

On Friday, October 26, 2012 the black tie affair begins at 6:30pm, at the Four Seasons Hotel Washington (2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW) Premium Tables and Sponsorships are available from $10,000 — $2,500 with individual tickets available at $290.

theatreWashington is proudly supported by the generosity of American Airlines, the Official Airline of the Helen Hayes Awards; Bloomberg BNA who has generously provided Helen Hayes organization publications for 27 years, Four Seasons Hotels, Vornado/Charles E. Smith, and The Washington Post.

Building on 27 years of credibility and service as The Helen Hayes Awards, theatreWashington is the only organization dedicated to supporting and representing all sectors of the Washington theatre community — theatres, professionals, and audiences of all ages — to build a strong, vibrant, connected community.

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Four Seasons Hotel
2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20007

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