GTG’S Golden Shamrock Gala

Gingold Theatrical Group’s 2020 Golden Shamrock Gala for Monday, March 16 HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
WE WILL BE RESCHEDULING THIS EVENT FOR MAY OR JUNE OF THIS YEAR. STAY TUNED!

 

Dear Friends,

After careful deliberation over the risks posed by COVID-19, along with the recently declared state of emergency by the State of New York, Gingold Theatrical Group has made the difficult decision to postpone our March 16th Gala.

Our primary focus is the health and safety of our guests, families, honorees, partners, volunteers, community, and team. We are looking to reschedule and will be working on potential dates. We apologize for the inconvenience, and we will update you over the next few weeks with more details about our future date.

All of us at GTG are disappointed not to have the opportunity to celebrate Maryann Plunkett, Jay O. Sanders, and Ethan E. Litwin on Monday, but we’re viewing this as a pleasure deferred.

Please contact us for more information! 212.355.7823 / info@gingoldgroup.org

With healthy good thoughts from all of us at GTG.

 

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.

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!

Our live auction will be lead by the glamorous celebrity auctioneer, NICK NICHOLSON!

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.

This year we have three wonderfully compelling honorees. Maryann Plunkett and Jay O. Sanders, one of the New York Theatre community’s golden couples, are both award winning actors of stage and screen, and 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. These three will be honored for their Artistic and Cultural Contribution to Society.

For more information:
phone 212.355.7823 or write to info@gingoldgroup.org

There is no sincerer love than the love of food.
— GBS

Recipients of the Golden Shamrock Gala Award

  • 2020 — Maryann Plunkett, Jay O. Sanders, Ethan E. Litwin
  • 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