November 10, 2016
Donors will be treated to the premiere of Allee's Party Performance (her New York City debut)
A-Once-in-a-Lifetime Multi-Media performance experience!
For Single Gala Tickets Please Call 212-254-6468
Ba-de-ya Baby! Or: How I Learned To Love The Theatre
A New Party Performance by Allee Willis
Directed by Jason Trucco
| Cocktails at 6pm | Dinner & Performance at 7pm | After-Party at 9:30PM |
SONYA H. SOUTUS | Gala Chair
Lily Tomlin & Jane Wagner
*Committee in Formation
| R. Scott Asen | Donald Capoccia | Frank Carucci | Eugene Chai |Jane Friedman | Tim Fulham & Lise Olney | Jeff Haley |
| Eliot S. Hubbard | Dan Kurtz & Sveta Kakar | Seth & Sarah Lederman | Warren Leight & Karen Hauser | Steve Malkenson |
| Mary Parker & Damon Smith | Estelle Parsons & Peter Zimroth | Irene Ramp | James Reynolds & Mary Fulham |
| Wynn J. Salisch | Marc Shaiman | Peter & Brenda Swords | Scott Wittman | Joel & Candice Zwick |
Party Performance Bios
ALLEE WILLIS is a one-woman creative think-tank and multi-disciplinary artist. She’s a Grammy, Emmy, Tony and Webby award-winning and nominated songwriter, performer, visual artist, multimediaist, director, collector, social artist, party thrower. Willis’s songs have sold over 60,000,000 records, including Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September," and “Boogie Wonderland,” The Pointer Sisters’ “Neutron Dance,” Patti LaBelle’s “Stir It Up,” Pet Shop Boys with Dusty Springfield’s “What Have I Done to Deserve This?”, Maxine Nightengale’s “Lead Me On”, and the Tony-winning Broadway musical, The Color Purple. Willis won a Grammy for Best Soundtrack for Beverly Hills Cop and was nominated for an Emmy for “I’ll Be There for You,” the Friends theme. As a collector Willis has one of the largest collections of 1950’s-1970’s Soul, Kitsch and Pop Culture collections in the world.
JASON TRUCCO (Director) is an anti-disciplinary director and artist who applies his aesthetic to music videos, plays, and gallery installations. Trucco directed the world's first 360 degree music video, featuring Grammy winner Macy Gray. His artistic collaborators include DEVO, Queens of the Stone Age, Glen Campbell, Billy Idol, and many others. He has continued to lead experimental works, recently directing (with collaborator Kii Arens) immersive music films for DEVO (Warner Music) and Queens of the Stone Age (Creators Project, Vice/Intel). Last year, NOW Magazine, North America's largest free weekly, named the gallery show Jason Trucco: A4 as one of the top 10 art shows of the year. Upcoming, Jason directs a collection of plays from the 1960s that predicted the Internet for Culturehub in La MaMa's 55th season.
Many thanks to our Gala 55 Beverage Sponsors:
44º North Vodka | Long Trail Brewing Co | Heights Chateau