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November 7, 2002

Special Ticket Offer for Theatrical Union & Guild Members!

On Monday, December 2nd, the entire Broadway theatre community will come together for one of the industry’s biggest and most glamorous events saluting one of its most beloved artists: the 2002 “Mr. Abbott” Award honoring Jack O’Brien, award-winning director of such Broadway hits as Hairspray, The Full Monty, Damn Yankees, The Invention of Love and the upcoming Imaginary Friends by Nora Ephron, Marvin Hamlisch and Craig Carnelia.

Hundreds of theatre artists, friends and colleagues from around the country will be on hand as the Stage Directors and Choreographers (SDC) Foundation and Gala Co-Chairs Bill Haber, Margo Lion, Jerry Mitchell and Tom Viertel present the industry’s highest honor for directors and choreographers - the prestigious “Mr. Abbott” Award - to Jack for his extraordinary lifetime achievement in theatre. For more than 30 years, Jack has been one of our most prominent artists, bringing numerous shows to Broadway, regional companies and the Globe Theatres in San Diego. Now, he will join the esteemed ranks of such past “Mr. Abbott” Award honorees as Mike Nichols, Agnes DeMille, Bob Fosse, Michael Bennett, Trevor Nunn, Harold Prince, Susan Stroman, Tommy Tune, Jerry Zaks and George Abbott, himself, among others.

This year, the SDC Foundation is making available a limited number of “show-only” tickets for theatrical union and guild members. The tickets are $25 and $50. The $50 tickets include better viewing and a $25 tax-deductible donation to benefit the educational programs of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation, the only national organization dedicated to supporting theatrical directors and choreographers across the nation. (VIP reception, dinner and show tickets and table packages are also available beginning at $500.)

The star-studded gala award show directed by Jerry Mitchell will begin PROMPTLY at 8:30pm at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers (West 23rd Street at the Hudson River) in New York City. Tickets must be purchased in advance, no later than November 25. No tickets will be sold at the door.

To purchase tickets, individuals must send their order along with a check or money order, contact info (include name, phone and email ) and proof of theatrical union affiliation to: SDC Foundation, 1501 Broadway, #1701, New York, NY 10036. Orders will be confirmed by telephone or e-mail.

For more information, please call the SDC Foundation at 212-302-5359 x244 or email jbruggen@sdcfoundation.org

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