Monday, April 21, 2014

FROM THE ALOTT5MA OCCASIONAL GENEROSITY DESK: A guest post from commenter Sue, with many interesting items below the fold.
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The Playwrights Horizons Online Auction is back! As you may know, I work for Playwrights Horizons, an Off Broadway theater dedicated to American writers and new work. (Our 2013 world premiere production of The Flick by Annie Baker just took home the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama!) Each year, to raise funds to support productions of new plays and musicals (such as the world premieres of Clybourne Park, Grey Gardens, I Am My Own Wife and many more), we hold an Online Auction. Most of the items take place in NYC, but there are also set visits and tapings in L.A., theater packages in Chicago and Seattle, and amazing trips to locations around the world.

Best of all, there are dozens of items in the world of pop culture, theater, and sports that I think will interest the gang here, including:

Go to an opening night at Playwrights Horizons with HIMYM’s Cristin Milioti
Visit to the Los Angeles set of Masters of Sex (includes airfare!)
Walk-on role in Chicago on Broadway
Jonathan Groff calls you (or your child) – in character as Kristoff from Frozen
Two tickets to the premiere screening and after party for The Walking Dead season 5 in L.A.

Tickets to tapings of:

· The Voice in L.A.
· The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon
· Late Night with Seth Meyers

House seats to Broadway shows including:

· Hedwig and the Angry Inch (with NPH!)
· The Book of Mormon (and meet star Ben Platt, also from Pitch Perfect)
· The Realistic Joneses (and meet Marisa Tomei!)
· The Bridges of Madison County (and go backstage and meet Kelli O’Hara!)
· Rocky (and meet “Adrian” Margo Seibert)
· Once (and meet the cast for a photo op)
· Newsies (and meet star John Dossett)
· A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (and meet star Jefferson Mays)
· And tickets to Avenue Q, Jersey Boys, The Cripple of Inishmaan starring Daniel Radcliffe,
· Murder for Two


· Lunch with Nurse Jackie’s Dominic Fumusa
· Theater tickets in Chicago, Washington D.C., and Seattle and to the Humana Festival in Louisville, Kentucky
· Lunch with former Secretary of the Treasury Robert E. Rubin and former Harvard President Lawrence Summers
· Lunch in Los Angeles with Dylan Bruce of Orphan Black
· Spa Day with actress Jessica Hecht
· If/Then on Broadway – sit in the orchestra pit
· Shakespeare in the Park tickets to Much Ado About Nothing in summer 2014 – and meet Hamish Linklater

· Sports:

o Two tickets to Yankees vs. Indians game at Yankee Stadium on August 8
o Two tickets to a 2014 season Giants game including pre-game field tour

Every bid helps, and every dollar you spend helps Playwrights Horizons to develop and produce the best new American plays and musicals.

The auction ends Monday, April 28 at 8:00 pm. Take a look and happy bidding!


  1. Watts9:46 PM

    Will Hamish Linklater explain that Miranda July movie to me?

  2. I'm sure he will, if you ask nicely. :)

  3. Oh, if I actually had the money to win that auction, I'd ask Mr. Linklater lots of things nicely. He's dreamy.