On Monday, May 6, Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) will host their fifth annual Casino Night, at the American Airlines Theatre (227 W. 42nd St). All proceeds benefit Roundabout Theatre Company’s many programs, including the Education programs, the Theatrical Workforce Development Program and Artist Residencies.
World Series of Poker winner and Roundabout star Jennifer Tilly (Don’t Dress for Dinner) and Laura Osnes (Anything Goes, Cinderella) will host the event, and World Poker Tour Champion Phil Laak will have a seat at the table.
The casino event will include a Texas Hold ‘Em Poker tournament and Black Jack tournament, featuring celebrity players and Roundabout alum including Michael Arden, John Behlmann, Michael Berresse, Wilson Bethel, Dave Thomas Brown, Bobby Cannavale, Tracee Chimo, Eddie Cooper, Kathryn Erbe, Midori Francis, Drew Gehling, Alex Gemignani, Gina Gershon, Gideon Glick, Sas Goldberg, David Alan Grier, Bill Heck, Katie Huff, Daniel Jenkins, Nathan Johnson, Taylor Iman Jones, Marc Kudisch, Maggie Lacey, Beth Malone, Constantine Maroulis, Ryan McCartan, Andy Mientus, Kathy Najimy, Noah Robbins, Krysta Rodriguez, Luke Smith, Alexandra Socha, Cody Strand and Tony Yazbeck. Additional artists to be announced.
There will also be open casino games, such as blackjack, roulette and craps.
The evening will include an open bar and hors d’oeuvres. Guests will play for prizes in lieu of cash. All levels of experience are welcome to play; professional poker players and amateurs alike. All celebrity appearances are subject to change.
The evening is hosted by Leadership Council Chair Carmen Grossman and John Grossman, and American Airlines Theatre’s Head Electrician Brian Maiuri. Table hosts include Michael Cohen, Colliers International NY LLC. The evening’s Presenting Partner is Sweet Hospitality Group. Other sponsors include Belvedere, Chandon, Farmer’s Botanical Organic Gin, Glenmorangie, Golden Ram Imports, Hennessy, Herradura Tequila and Woodford Reserve.
Individual Tournament ticket prices range from $300 to $750. General Admission to play open casino games are $250 each, with a special $100 price for Roundabout’s Hiptix and GenR Members. VIP Table packages for $3,000, $5,000 and $10,000 are available, which includes a half or full table and the company of a guest artist.
Tickets are available by calling Special Events at 212-719-9393 x 369 or at roundabouttheatre.org/casinonight.
Roundabout Theatre Company celebrates the power of theatre by spotlighting classics from the past, cultivating new works of the present, and educating minds for the future. A not-for-profit company, Roundabout fulfills that mission by producing familiar and lesser-known plays and musicals; discovering and supporting talented playwrights; reducing the barriers that can inhibit theatergoing; collaborating with a diverse team of artists; building educational experiences; and archiving over five decades of production history.
Roundabout Theatre Company presents a variety of plays, musicals and new works on its five stages: Broadway’s American Airlines Theatre, Studio 54 and Stephen Sondheim Theatre, and Off-Broadway’s Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, which houses the Laura Pels Theatre and Black Box Theatre.
American Airlines is the official airline of Roundabout Theatre Company. Roundabout productions are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Roundabout 2018-19 Broadway season includes Kiss Me, Kate, directed by Scott Ellis, starring Kelli O’Hara, Will Chase and Corbin Bleu, and Arthur Miller’s All My Sons starring Annette Bening, Tracy Letts and Benjamin Walker, directed by Jack O’Brien.
Off-Broadway in 2018-2019, Roundabout’s season continues with Merrily We Roll Along by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth, directed by Noah Brody in a Fiasco Theater production; Toni Stone by Lydia R. Diamond, directed by Pam MacKinnon; and Something Clean by Selina Fillinger, directed by Margot Bordelon at Roundabout Underground.
In 2020, Roundabout will present three new works Off-Broadway, including: 72 Miles to Go… by Hilary Bettis; …what the end will be by Jiréh Breon Holder, directed by Margot Bordelon; and Darling Grenadine, book, music & lyrics by Daniel Zaitchik, directed and choregraphed by Michael Berresse.