Sara Bareilles Joins Roundabout 2022 Theater Company Gala Celebrating Chita Rivera


Roundabout Theater Company has announced that Sara Bareilles will join the 2022 gala night celebrating Tony Award winner, RTC alumnus and friend Chita Rivera with the Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theater. The 2022 “Paint the City!” Gala »Is confirmed for Monday March 7th at 7pm at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York. Bareilles will offer a unique concert created exclusively for the special occasion.

The evening will celebrate Ms. Rivera’s contribution to theater and will include the presentation of the Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theater, named after the late Jason Robards for his long-standing relationship with Roundabout and his memorable stage work. It is awarded to those who have made an indelible mark on the theater and the roundabout.

All tickets and tables include a seat for dinner, the live auction, and the Sara Bareilles special concert.

For the protection of all, the most recent COVID-19 health and safety protocols will be in place, including mask and vaccination requirements for guests and staff. For more information, visit

All proceeds from the 2022 Gala benefit the Roundabout Theater Company‘s myriad theatrical and educational programs and support efforts to amplify and strengthen the company’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion – to the both on and off their stages.

The evening is co-chaired by Samantha Rudin Earls and David Earls and Michael Slocum and Chaya Slocum. Paddle Raise Education is sponsored by Capital One. Vice Presidents include Jeff Barker, Bank of America, Cynthia and Ron Beck, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Roxanne and Scott Bok, Mardee Brown and Jeff Libert, Michael T. Cohen, Colliers International NY LLC, John and Colleen Cook, Susan and Ed Forst , Sylvia Golden, Kiendl and John Gordon, Jeanne and Tom Hagerty, Tom and Kitty Patterson Kempner, Stephanie and Ron Kramer, Sanda and Jerry Lambert, Dr Taylor W. Lawrence and Dr Ryan P. Shelhamer, Alan P. Mark and Jeffrey Fraenkel, Mary Solomon, Beryl Snyder and Steven Trost, Jennifer and Owen Thomas, Diane and Tom Tuft, and Frances and Paul Turner. The auction is co-chaired by Sylvia Golden and Wendy Barker, and Vice-President Colleen Cook. The concert is provided by Dr Taylor W. Lawrence and Dr Ryan P. Shelhamer.

Gala tickets range from $ 2,500 to $ 10,000 and include seats for dinner and the show, as well as an invitation to the private cocktail party with roundabout performers starting at $ 3,500 (pending restrictions COVID-19). Gala tables start at $ 25,000 and include a table of ten for dinner and the show.

To purchase tickets or a table for Roundabout’s 2022 gala, contact: [email protected] For more information:


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