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The Delacorte Theater in Central Park
6:00PM Cocktails & Dinner8:00PM Gala Performance of RUNAWAYSAfter Party to follow
This year’s Gala performance will be the groundbreaking and thought-provoking musical RUNAWAYS by Elizabeth Swados. We are excited to celebrate the 40th anniversary of this milestone production as it was a definitive moment of our Public Theater history.
Directed by Sam PinkletonChoreographed by Ani TajCreative Adviser Jeanine Tesori
In 1978, iconic director Elizabeth Swados approached Joe Papp about creating a new show around the stories of runaway youths of New York City. Joe immediately commissioned the piece and it premiered at The Public in February 1978 before moving to Broadway in May of the same year.
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