Amas Gala to honor Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty

2/1/2017 3:33pm

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Producing Artistic Dir) will celebrate its 48th Anniversary at a gala benefit on Mon Apr 3 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center (East 25th Street between Lex and 3rd Ave). Honorary Chair for the event is Chita Rivera. Noted theatre journalist Peter Filichia returns as Master of Ceremonies for the evening. The gala evening will begin at 6:00 PM with a champagne reception and silent auction. At 7:00 PM, students of the Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy, Amas’ flagship education program, will present a sneak peek of their upcoming spring production, followed by “The Flip Side: Unknown Musical Gems by Ahrens and Flaherty, directed by Jonathan Cerullo and featuring performances by original cast members of "Dessa Rose," "Ragtime," "Once on this Island," among other Broadway talent. The evening will culminate in presentation of “The Rosie Award,” this year bestowed upon Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. A scholarship in the name of Amas founder Rosetta LeNoire will also be given to a college-bound student attending the Amas Teen Academy. Tickets can be purchased online at www.amasmusical.org. Press contact: Richard Hillman PR (646/234-5716)...