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2015 TRU Love Benefit

Time: November 8, 2015 from 12pm to 4pm
Location: Sardi’s
Street: 234 West 44th Street (between 7th & 8th Ave.)
City/Town: New York
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Event Discipline: theater
Organized By: Michelle Tabnick Communications
Latest Activity: Oct 19, 2015

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Event Description

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) will celebrate its 24th year as a not-for-profit service organization with its annual gala, the TRU Love Benefit. This year’s theme is Making Our Gardens Grow, recognizing three people who are each helping to change the landscape of theater in highly individual ways. The 2015 TRU Spirit of Theater Award, given to a member of the producing community who has demonstrated exceptional generosity, support and kindness to others in the business, will be awarded to producer Patrick Blake (The 39 Steps, Bedlam Theatre’s Hamlet/St. Joan, Play Dead, My Life Is a Musical, The Exonerated, In the Continuum), also the founder of Rhymes Over Beats, a game-changing new hip hop theater company; the TRU Humanitarian Award will be presented to Teresa Eyring on behalf of one of American theater’s pre-eminent service organizations, Theatre Communications Group (TCG); and the TRU Entrepreneur Award, given for consistency, unique thinking and innovation, will be presented to Linda Amiel Burns for 38 years of The Singing Experience, a unique cabaret workshop that helps ordinary people blossom into singing “stars.”


The celebration will take place Sunday November 8th at legendary Sardi’s, 234 West 44th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenue. It will begin at noon with wine, drinks and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a 3-course luncheon at 1pm and the awards ceremony and performances at 1:45pm. Tickets are on sale now at


This eclectic event brings together the very different worlds of resident and commercial theater, rap and cabaret, and will be co-hosted by cabaret legend Sidney Myer of Don’t Tell Mama, and TV rapper Power Malu. It will include appearances by Jermaine Paul, winner of TV’s “The Voice,” Obie-winner and TCG board member Nikkole Salter (In the Continuum), preeminent magician Todd Robbins (Play Dead), Howie Michael Smith

(My Life Is a Musical) and cabaret singer Lynn DiMenna, with other performances tba, highlighting the achievements of the three honorees.


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