The evening, which begins at 6:30 PM, includes dinner, a concert in honor of Holmes, and a live auction. The event supports the theatrical company’s performances and arts education programs. Holmes will be presented with the second Albert Bergeret Living Legacy of Gilbert and Sullivan Award.
Bergeret, who founded NYGASP in 1974 and has been both artistic director and general manager, said in a statement, “I am deeply honored to present the wonderfully talented Rupert Holmes with an award, in my name, for his dedication to sustaining the living legacy of Gilbert and Sullivan.”
A lifelong NYGASP devotee, Holmes created the book, lyrics, music, and orchestrations for The Mystery of Edwin Drood, set in the time, milieu, and idioms of Gilbert and Sullivan. He was the first person in theatrical history to solely win Tony Awards for Best Music, Best Lyrics, and Best Book of a Musical—for The Mystery of Edwin Drood, which also won the Tony for Best Musical.
Tickets are $250 ($100 is tax deductible). Visit nygasp.org.
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