aside Arena Stage to host ‘An Evening with Bebe Neuwirth’

An Evening with Bebe Neuwirth will be presented at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater on Monday, May 1, 2017. The exclusive benefit features the presentation of the second annual Beth Newburger Schwartz Award to Arena Stage Emeritus Trustee Arlene R. Kogod.  All proceeds from the evening will support Arena Stage’s award-winning artistic and community engagement programs.

The evening, helmed by event chair Susan Haas Bralove and diplomatic chair His Excellency Björn Lyrvall, Ambassador of Sweden, includes a VIP cocktail reception, three-course seated dinner, one-night-only performance and post-show music, wine and dessert reception.

Two-time Tony and Emmy Award winner Bebe Neuwirth plays the recurring role of Nadine Tolliver on the hit CBS series, Madam Secretary. She was seen on Broadway as Nickie in Sweet Charity and Velma Kelly in Chicago. She later returned to Chicago to play both Roxie Hart and Matron in one of Broadway’s longest running musicals to date. She received two Emmy Awards for her role as Dr. Lilith Sternin Crane on television’s Cheers, and reprised her role on Frasier. Her cabaret-style performance will weave together stories from her acclaimed career and feature some of her favorite tunes.

BeBe Neuwirth

Dinner will feature the presentation of the Beth Newburger Schwartz Award to Arlene R. Kogod, in recognition of her unparalleled commitment to and support of the arts throughout Washington, D.C. (Arena Stage’s 200seat theater, the Kogod Cradle, is named after Arlene and her husband Robert). The award was first presented to Arena Stage board chair Newburger Schwartz in 2016 and celebrates female leaders in the community.

For additional event details visit arenastage.org/donate/special-events/an-evening-with-bebe-neuwirth/.   For information on individual ticket or table purchases, contact Maria Corso at 202-600-4025 or email mcorso@arenastage.org. For information on corporate sponsorship packages, please contact Char ManloveLaws at 202-600-4030 or email cmanlove-laws@ArenaStage.org.

 

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