Arena Stage will host An Evening With Bebe Neuwirth on Monday, May 1. The one-night-only benefit event will feature the presentation of the second annual Beth Newburger Schwartz Award to Arena Stage Emeritus Trustee Arlene R. Kogod. The award was first presented to Arena Stage board chair Newburger Schwartz in 2016 and celebrates female leaders in the community.
The evening, helmed by event chair Susan Haas Bralove and diplomatic chair His Excellency Björn Lyrvall, Ambassador of Sweden, will also include a VIP cocktail reception, a three-course seated dinner, post-show music, and a wine and dessert reception.
Neuwirth, a two-time Tony and Emmy Award winner, plays the recurring role of Nadine Tolliver on the CBS series Madam Secretary. She was seen on Broadway as Nickie in Sweet Charity and Velma Kelly in Chicago, later returning to Chicago to play both Roxie Hart and Matron Mama Morton. She additionally received two Emmy Awards for her role as Dr. Lilith Sternin Crane on television's Cheers, and reprised her role on the spinoff series Frasier. Her cabaret-style performance will weave together stories from her acclaimed career and feature some of her favorite tunes.
All proceeds from the evening support Arena Stage's award-winning artistic and community engagement programs.
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