GTG’S Golden Shamrock Gala

If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.

Gingold Theatrical Group’s 2020 Golden Shamrock Gala will be held on Monday, March 16 at Robert Restaurant on Columbus Circle.
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Single Ticket $250
Benefactor Ticket $500
Table of 10 $3500
Benefactor Table of 10 $5000
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Each year, Gingold Theatrical Group celebrates Shaw’s humanist ideals with our Golden Shamrock Gala.  Held on St. Patrick’s Day in honor of Shaw’s Irish roots, the Golden Shamrock Gala is where we present the Golden Shamrock Award in recognition of artistic or cultural contributions to society.

Featuring a sparkling cocktail hour and delectable meal, a silent auction with lots that have included rare collectibles, Broadway tickets, spa vouchers, fine wines and more, the Golden Shamrock Gala is an event not to be missed!

This year we have three wonderfully compelling honorees.
Maryann Plunkett and Jay O. Sanders, one of the New York Theatre community’s golden couples, will be honored for their Artistic Contribution to Society. Both award winning actors of stage and screen, they have demonstrated throughout their long careers unparalleled excellence.
Ethan E. Litwin, long a member of the GTG Board of Directors, is partner at Constantine Cannon LLP where he specializes in antitrust litigation, and currently represents the Writers Guild of America in its lawsuit against the major Hollywood talent agencies.

Our 2020 Gala will transport attendees to a 1920s deco nightclub with music by the DAN LEVINSON DANCE ORCHESTRA for dancing, and will be joined by some of Broadway’s top talents for your entertainment delight!

Maryann Plunkett is a TONY, Obie, & Drama Desk Award-winning actress.  She’s toured Europe, China, and Australia with Richard Nelson’s trilogy The Gabriel Family Plays which first premiered at NY’s Public Theatre and was televised on PBS. Prior to that she spent five years with Nelson’s tetralogy The Apple Family Plays also at the Public, on tour, also televised on PBS and was recently seen at the Public in Nelson’s newest play THE MICHAELS.  Broadway credits include Agnes of God, Sunday in the Park with George, Me and My Girl (Tony Award), The Crucible, St. Joan, A Man for All Seasons, Off-B’way:Juno & the Paycock and Plough in the Stars (Irish Rep O’Casey Festival), The Lucky Ones (Lortel Award nominee), Aristocrats, Rodney’s Wife, Shakespeare, Chekhov, Shaw, Theater of War. TV/film:”Manifest”  “Chicago Med,” “Bull,” “House of Cards,” “The Knick,” “Om City,” Fairhaven, The Family Fang, MAD, Youth in Oregon, Blue Valentine as well as the current releases “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” opposite Tom Hanks and Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women.”  Maryann is proud member of SAG/Aftra & Actor’s Equity Association.

Jay O. Sanders‘ acting credits include Girl From The North Country (Broadway), Uncle Vanya (2019 Drama Desk Award, Hunter Theater Project), Cyrano (Guthrie), The Michaels, Gabriels, and Apples (written and directed by Richard Nelson, Public Theater, European & World Tours), Stuff Happens (Public), and a long list of Shakespeare.  Television: Manhunt:Deadly Games, Sneaky Pete, The Sinner (Season II), True Detective.  Film: Revolutionary Road, The Day After Tomorrow, JFK, Edge of Darkness, Angels in the Outfield, Glory, Tumbleweeds.  Author: A World In Common, an actor’s diary.  Playwright: Unexplored Interior.  He is also a prolific narrator of documentary films.

Ethan E. Litwin is a partner at Constantine Cannon LLP, where he specializes in antitrust litigation.  Ethan currently represents the Writers Guild of America in its lawsuit against the major Hollywood talent agencies, Afilias in its arbitration with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), and  consumers and other end payors in their class action against Allergan and other pharmaceutical companies for anticompetitive conduct regarding the Alzheimer’s drug Namenda.  A frequent author and speaker on a range of antitrust issues, Ethan has been recognized as a leading antitrust attorney in the United States by Chambers USAThe Legal 500Global Competition ReviewThe Practicing Law CompanyEthisphere, and SuperLawyers.  Ethan received his undergraduate degree from Duke University and his law degree from Georgetown University, where he was the CPP editor-in-chief of The Georgetown Law Journal and won The National White Collar Mock Trial Competition.

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Past Recipients of the Golden Shamrock Gala Award

  • 2019 – Stephen Schwartz and Pamela Singleton
  • 2018 – Martha Plimpton and Tom Viola
  • 2017 – Tyne Daly
  • 2015 – Kate Mulgrew and Kenneth Lonergan
  • 2014 – Anita Jaffe and Charles Busch
  • 2013 – Judith Ivey and Robert Osborne
  • 2012 – Terrence McNally and Brian Murray

Photos from Past Golden Shamrock Galas