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Goodspeed Gala

Goodspeed Gala

JULY 11, 2016

11 Shailor Hill Road, Colchester, Conn.

Honoring Chita Rivera

Tony Award-winning star of Bye Bye Birdie, West Side Story, Chicago, The Rink, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, and The Visit.

Tickets start at $500

 All proceeds from Goodspeed's annual Gala go to our New Works Fund which is critical to our success indeveloping new musicals and supporting emerging artists who are the future of musical theatre.

Contact Mary Miko for details: 860.873.8664 x368 or

Honorary Committe

Lee Adams
Graciela Daniele
Maurice Hines, Jr.
John Kander
Rob Marshall
Hal Prince
Ann Reinking
Charles Strouse

Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre

Originally designed for and presented to Ira Gershwin more than 20 years ago, this is Goodspeed's most prestigious honor. Goodspeed is pleased to bestow this annual award upon a member of the theatre community in recognition of their extraordinary talent.


Tony Walton Sheldon Harnick
2012 Goodspeed Gala Honoree Kristin Chenoweth
 2011 Goodspeed Gala Honorees Martin Charnin, Charles Strouse, & Thomas Meehan  2010 Goodspeed Gala Honoree Paul Williams
William Ivey Long 2008 Goodspeed Gala Honoree Michael Price Jerry Herman
Stephen Schwartz
 2005 Goodspeed Gala Honoree Julie Andrews  2004 Goodspeed Gala Honoree Gerald Schoendfeld with Patti LuPone
2003 Goodspeed Gala Honoree Susan Stroman
 2002 Goodspeed Gala Honoree Tommy Tune 2001 Goodspeed Gala Honoree Ira Gershwin

Goodspeed Arts & Business Partnership Award


  • 2012: Hoffman Auto Group


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