Life of the Party: Helen Hayes Star Gala

The 2010 Helen Hayes Star Gala raised awareness about the importance of DC’s theatre community- while providing an elegant night out.

Preformer Will Gartshore stole the stage at the 2010 Helen Hayes Gala. Photos by Shannon Finney Photography.

Performer stole the stage at the 2010 Helen Hayes Gala. Photos by Shannon Finney Photography.

Auctioneer Sebastian Clarke. Photos by Shannon Finney Photography.

Auctioneer . Photos by Shannon Finney Photography.

Theatre aficionados from throughout the District stepped out recently to demonstrate their support for the Washington art scene at the 2010 Helen Hayes Star Gala. Held at the Four Seasons, the Gala has long been raising awareness about and bolstering attendance for DC theatre. Though it maintained its central purpose, this year’s gala added pizazz. A live auction, hosted by Sebastian Clarke of Doyle New York and Antiques Roadshow, was one of the night’s most appealing additions. Who wouldn’t love the chance to bid on a vacation to India and support the arts simultaneously? Neighborhood Theatre Raffles, which offered guests the chance to win tickets to shows in their neighborhood, were another exciting addition to the night.

The mix of performers and local VIPs made the night an event that sparkled- the evening was hosted by of Judging Amy fame, and singer Will Gartshore took the mic. Susan and , as well as and , were also in attendance, and were honored with  the 2010 Helen Star for their dedication to, and support of, an array of Washington area theatres. 

Board member Roger Yoerges, with Linda Levy Grossman, host Tyne Daly, and Denise Esposito. Photo by Shannon Finney Photography.

Board member Roger Yoerges, with Linda Levy Grossman, host Tyne Daly, and Denise Esposito. Photo by Shannon Finney Photography.

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  1. November 1, 2010

    […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Megan Cosby, Washington Life. Washington Life said: Glitz and glamor at the Helen Hayes Star Gala- all in support of DC theater! http://bit.ly/d4d0LO […]

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