Roundabout Theatre Company Announces 2024 Gala

Roundabout Theatre Company announces the 2024 Gala will honor Kenny Leon and The Rudin Family on Monday, March 4 at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City. Academy Award winner Ariana DeBose will perform a unique concert created exclusively for the special occasion.

The evening will honor Mr. Leon for his contribution to the theater with The Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre, named after the late Jason Robards for his longstanding relationship with Roundabout and memorable body of stage work. The Rudin Family will be celebrated with the Ovation Award for Excellence in Philanthropy, given to those who are committed to growing New York City arts and culture and promoting the essential work of a cultural not-for-profit. Samantha Rudin Earls—co-CEO with brother Michael Rudin of the real estate management and development firm, Rudin Management—serves on Roundabout’s Board of Directors, as well the Generation Roundabout Ambassador Council.

All tickets and tables include a seat for the dinner, live auction, and the special concert performance by Ariana DeBose.

All proceeds benefit Roundabout’s many programs, including Education at Roundabout, which offers nationally recognized programs that use the stimulating power of the arts to inspire, engage, and promote social equity.

Gala Vice Chairs include Cynthia and Ron Beck, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Roxanne and Scott Bok, Michael T. Cohen, Colliers International NY LLC, John and Colleen Cook, Susan and Ed Forst, Sylvia Golden, Jeanne and Tom Hagerty, Tom and Kitty Patterson Kempner, Michael Kors and Lance Le Pere, Stephanie and Ron Kramer, Dr. Taylor W. Lawrence and Dr. Ryan P. Shelhamer, Alan P. Mark and Jeffrey Fraenkel, The Mustang Foundation, Janet and Marvin Rosen, Jennifer and Owen Thomas, and Diane and Tom Tuft. The Gala Auction is Co-Chaired by Wendy Barker, Colleen Cook, Sylvia Golden, Nancy Lee Molesworth, JT Tsou, and Vanessa Williams. The Gala Performance is underwritten by Dr. Taylor W. Lawrence and Dr. Ryan P. Shelhamer. The Education Paddle Raise is sponsored by Capital One. 

Gala Tickets range from $2,500 – $10,000 and include seating for the dinner and performance, and an invitation to the private cocktail party with Roundabout artists starting at $3,500. Gala Tables start at $25,000 and include a table of ten for dinner and the performance.

Gala tickets will go on sale on January 9, 2024 at For more information, please contact