TRU Love Benefit 2013
Honoring Friendship, Remembering Friends
Come celebrate three extraordinary people!
The 2013 TRU Spirit of Theater Award, presented to a member of the producing community who has demonstrated exceptional generosity, support and kindness to others in the business, will be posthumously awarded to producer Randall Wreghitt (Little Women, Beauty Queen of Leenane, Grey Gardens, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Golda's Balcony, As Bees in Honey Drown) who died unexpectedly at the age of 55 in May 2011.
The 2013 TRU Humanitarian Award will be given to theater critic Michael Feingold (a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist) for over 40 years of dedication to theater, using the vehicle of theater criticism to educate the American public about our cultural roots.
The TRU Entrepreneur Award will be given to TRU member and friend Patricia R. Klausner, a twenty year industry veteran who in addition to an exceptional career that spans both the not-for-profit world (Shotgun Productions) and commercial producing (Pippin, Trip to Bountiful, Scottsboro Boys, Stick Fly), has created the Global Arts Initiative which offers scholarships and cultural exchange with South Africa.
1:00 - 3-course luncheon
2:15 - Entertainment and Awards, honoring Patricia Klausner, Randall Wreghitt and Michael Feingold
Plus a Silent Auction featuring an $8000 Luxury Cruise to nearly anywhere in the world, a weekend stay at the Trump International in NYC, a Palm Beach Weekend plus family portrait and dozens of Broadway and off-Broadway shows, including Rocky and Kinky Boots!
Jerry Mitchell receiving the TRU Humanitarian Award for his work with Broadway Cares, 2012 TRU Love. (He went on to win the Tony for Kinky Boots 7 months later!)
Andrea McArdle belts out "Tomorrow" at the 2012 TRU Love Benefit.
Melba Moore closes the show at the 2011 TRU Love Benefit.