Find your light. Empowering the next generation.

New 42 Gala

Monday, June 6, 2022
The Plaza, 768 Fifth Avenue, NYC

A uniquely New 42 celebration filled with moving performances that show us all the power of finding your own light in the world

6pm – Cocktail Reception
7pm – Dinner & Program

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About the Event

Join us for an extraordinary evening celebrating New 42 and honoring Ambassador Theatre Group for their commitment to expanding access to live performing arts and Ping Chong, a renowned interdisciplinary theater artist, for his nearly 50 years of artistic achievements. Proceeds from the event will benefit the innovative artistic, arts education and engagement programs of New 42 and New Victory.

Hosted By

Joshua Henry

Tony Award Nominee and star of Broadway’s INTO THE WOODS

Performances & Appearances By

Denée Benton

Tony Award Nominee and star of HBO’s The Gilded Age

Erin Dilly

 Tony Award-winning actress

Matt Doyle

Star of Broadway revival of COMPANY; Tony, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Nominee

John Benjamin Hickey

 Tony Award-winning actor and director of Broadway’s PLAZA SUITE

Norm Lewis

Emmy, Grammy, Tony and SAG Award Nominee

Isaac Mizrahi

Award-winning designer, actor, writer and producer

Elizabeth Shvarts

NYC Youth Poet Laureate

Jason Tam

Broadway, film and TV star

Video appearances by Emmy and Tony Award Winner Kristin Chenoweth; Tony Award Winner Bill Irwin; Tony Award Winner Celia Keenan-Bolger; Tony Award Winner Beth Leavel; Emmy, Tony and SAG Award Winner John Lithgow; Tony Award Nominee Arian Moayed; and Emmy, Grammy and Golden Globe Nominee Mandy Moore.

Gala Honorees

Ambassador Theatre Group
Ping Chong

Gala Leadership

Angel

Emily and Len Blavatnik
Fiona and Eric Rudin
Diane and Marc Spilker

Host

Jody and John Arnhold | Arnhold Foundation

Chair

Shahara Ahmad-Llewellyn
Kitty Patterson Kempner and Tom Kempner
Jill and Peter Kraus
Jonathan and Maya Nelson
May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc.
Mara Burros Sandler
Sarah Long Solomon and David Solomon
Gerri and Andy Sommers
Anne Stringfield and Steve Martin
Andrew and Ann Tisch
Ann and Thomas Unterberg
Anonymous

Vice Chair

Liz Armstrong
Amy Jacobs, RUBENSTEIN
Kate and Brad Peck
Suzanne Peck and Brian Friedman
David Stone and Marc Platt
Leigh Bishop Taub
Henry Tisch
Anonymous

Committee

Sarah Arison
Yemi Benedict-Vatel and Patrick Vatel
Herman Berliner and Annette Schrader
Lynne Biggar
Tim and Diana Brodlieb
Colliers International
The Company of Neil Simon’s PLAZA SUITE
Brenda Earl
Foresight Theatrical
Tiffany and Sean Gardner
GFP Real Estate
Goldfarb & Fleece LLP
Neil Gupta and Seema Dhar
Sharon Coplan Hurowitz and Richard Hurowitz
Bill Irwin
Kasirer LLC
Kimberly Kravis and Jonathan Schulhof
Kim and Greg Lippmann
John Lithgow
The Margaret and Daniel Loeb Foundation
Sammy Lopez-McKiernan
Isaac Mizrahi
Dr. Edward Kwak and Ms. Ji Park Kwak
Betsy Ross and Nicholas Rytting
Stefanie Katz Rothman and James Rothman
Meredith and Eliot Rubenzahl
Susan Rudin
Mindy Schneider and Michael Lesser
Jamie and Robert Soros
Yorke Construction Corporation
Christina Zagarino and Tyler Horan
Lucinda Zilkha and Andrew Francis
Anonymous

Sponsorship

Tiffany & Co.
BNY Mellon
J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Providence Equity Partners
Weil logo
Disney Theatrical Productions
McLane Security
Voya Financial

(Leadership and Sponsorship as of June 2, 2022)

Gala Tables

Angel | $100,000

($96,500 tax-deductible)

  • 1 premium table of 10 Gala seats at The Plaza Hotel
  • Prominent recognition on all Gala materials and signage
  • 8 premium tickets to New Victory Theater presentations during the 2022-23 season
  • Acknowledgement at the podium during the event

Host | $50,000

($46,500 tax-deductible)

  • 1 prime table of 10 Gala seats at The Plaza Hotel
  • Recognition on all Gala materials and signage
  • 4 premium tickets to New Victory Theater presentations during the 2022-23 season

Chair | $25,000

($21,500 tax-deductible)

  • 1 priority table of 10 Gala seats at The Plaza Hotel
  • Recognition on all Gala materials and signage
  • 2 premium tickets to New Victory Theater presentations during the 2022-23 season

Vice Chair | $15,000

($11,500 tax-deductible)

  • 1 table of 10 Gala seats at The Plaza Hotel
  • Recognition on all Gala materials and signage

Committee Member | $5,000

($4,300 tax-deductible)

  • 2 Gala seats at The Plaza Hotel
  • Recognition on all Gala materials and signage

Gala Tickets

Priority Ticket | $2,500

($2,150 tax-deductible)

Patron Ticket | $1,000

($650 tax-deductible)

Health & Safety

The health and well-being of our guests is of the utmost importance to New 42. Full vaccination is required of all guests and staff. Full vaccination means you’ve received either a one-dose or two-dose Covid‑19 vaccine (approved by the FDA or WHO) and your final dose is at least 14 days before the gala. New 42 will adhere to the latest CDC and local government health and safety protocols. If guidelines change, guests will be informed by email.

Donor Advised Funds

Donor-advised funds (DAFs) may only be used when making an exclusively charitable contribution in support of this event. DAFs cannot be applied toward any part of ticket or table purchases, including the tax-deductible portion of those costs. Please consult your DAF manager or tax adviser for more legal information.

For more information on the Gala, accessibility needs or for information on how to provide your support by check, wire transfer or stock transfer, please contact Christina Aguirre at CAguirre@New42.org or 646.223.3085.