Spring Gala
Spring Gala

25th Anniversary Spring Gala 

On April 18, 2016, Signature Theatre paid tribute to the vision of Founding Artistic Director James Houghton and 25 Years of Signature Theatre at the Pershing Square Signature Center.

We were delighted to honor Jim with a special artistic program at the Frank Gehry-designed Pershing Square Signature Center and toast all he’s accomplished with Signature over the past 25 years. The record-breaking evening also raised crucial funds to support Signature’s mission and programming, including The Signature Ticket Initiative, our groundbreaking effort to help remove the price barrier to the live theatre experience. Since its inception, the Initiative has provided hundreds of thousands of affordably-priced tickets to Signature productions. 

We were thrilled to share such an exciting evening with many supporters, playwrights and alumni in attendance. 


Edward Norton & Ty Burrell 


William A. & Karen Ackman, Margot Adams, Drs. Edward & Elaine Altman, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Daniel & Ellen Crown, John & Amy Griffin, Kate & Harold Hope, Nina Matis & Alan Gosule, Christine Millen & Bill Pinzler, James L. Nederlander & The Nederlander Producing Company of America, Edward Norton & Shauna Robertson, Diane von Furstenberg & Barry Diller, Sara & Nathaniel Zilkha 

Vice Chairs 

American Express Company, Leslie & Harrison Bains, Cathleen Collins, Richard Berry & Lucy Commoner, Edward I. Herbst, The Jay & Kelly Sugarman Foundation, David Klafter & Nancy Kestenbaum, Daniela & Ted Lundberg, Gwen & Peter Norton, Kristen M. O’Hara, Sean N. Peterson, Michael & Betty Rauch, Related Companies, Edward G. Skyler, Citi, John J. Studzinski CBE, Time Warner Inc., Richard & Linda Willett 


Vera Miller Aryeh, Audience Research & Analysis, Richard & Irene Barth, Carolyn Casselman & Ken Connolly, Anne Delaney, The Dorothy Strelsin Foundation, Joe Dowling and Siobhan Cleary, Malcolm A. Duffy, Sylvana Ward Durrett, CCS Fundraising, Barbara & Jonathan File, Barbara G. Fleischman, Molly O'Neil Frank & Lincoln Frank, Suzanne Franks, Goldman Sachs Gives, Rebecca Guy, Gale & James Jacobsohn, Hattie K. Jutagir, ICM Partners, Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater, Johanna Lawrence, Tom Melcher & Sharon Ruwart, Mike and Janet Slosberg Foundation, Virginia & Timothy Millhiser, Barbara Niblock, Dale Reiss, Brenda Rezak, Jonathan F.P. & Diana Rose, Sue Schwartz and Howard Muchnick, Scott Rudin Productions, Sidley Austin LLP & The Sidley Austin Foundation, SPLASH, Michael Thomas, Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch, Cynthia Vance, Irv, Marge & Jennifer Weiser, Vanessa Wise, Anita Keal & Morty Wolkowitz, Michael Wolkowitz & Hope Holiner, Annelise Peterson Winter & David S. Winter, Ruth Zhang 

Questions about this event?

For questions about this event, or how to get involved with future events of this kind, please contact us at (646) 388-8156 or via email at gala@signaturetheatre.org.
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