The New 42nd Street Gala​ Set for Mon June 3

5/8/2019 11:58am

The New 42nd Street Gala will celebrate the vision and legacy of Cora Cahan, founding President & CEO, as she steps down after 29 years of  leadership. Proceeds from the Mon June 3 event at The Plaza Hotel will benefit The New VictoryTheater’s innovative arts and engagement programs which reach more than 55,000 kids each year.  Artists set to pay tribute to Ms. Cahan at the nonprofit’s annual gala include the evening’s Master of Ceremonies, New 42nd Street board member John Lithgow, along withperformances by Kate Baldwin, Gavin Creel, Norm Lewis and New 42nd Street board member Bill Irwin, with more to be announced. Committed to the transformational power of the arts, The New 42nd Street has guided its work with an emphasis on bringing access and diversity to New York cultural arts, as made evident by the New 42nd Street Youth Corps, a groundbreaking, creative youth development model that provides young New Yorkers with jobs in the arts; and the arts education programs of The New Victory Theater, which annually brings 40,000 students to the theater as the largest provider of international, multidisciplinary live performances to New York City schools.The New 42nd Street Gala is hosted by Jody and John Arnhold, Emily and Len Blavatnik, Howard Solomon and Sarah Billinghurst Solomon. John Guare, Isaac Mizrahi, Ben Vereen and other notable guests will join in the celebration. The event is written and produced by Danny Goldstein and directed by Jonathan Bernstein; Kris Kukul is musical director and Brian Tovar is lighting designer. Press contact: Allison Mui Mitchell (646/223-3067)...

Goldstein and directed by Jonathan Bernstein; Kris Kukul is musical director and Brian Tovar islighting designer.Founded in 1990, The New 42nd Street is an independent nonprofit organization charged with thecontinuous cultural revival of 42nd Street between 7th and 8th Avenues, building on the foundation of sevenhistoric theaters to make extraordinary performing arts and cultural engagement part of everyone’s life.The New 42nd Street fulfills this purpose by ensuring the ongoing vibrancy of 42nd Street’s historictheaters; supporting performing artists in the creation of their work at the New 42nd Street Studios andThe Duke on 42nd Street; and through the creation of The New Victory Theater, New York’s premiertheater for kids and families.