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Goodman Theatre 2023 Gala

SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2023 AT 6:30pm | The Fairmont Chicago

Celebrating the Women’s Board 45th Anniversary
Black Tie | Performance | Dancing to Gentlemen of Leisure

Musical Performance by Emmy and Golden Globe Award Winner Darren Criss

Proceeds from the Gala benefit Goodman Theatre’s Education and Engagement Programs.

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Darren Criss rose to fame starring on the television series Glee (2010–2015) and received Emmy and Golden Globe acting awards for his leading role as spree killer Andrew Cunanan in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (2018). His Broadway credits include the 2022 revival of David Mamet’s seminal play American Buffalo alongside Laurence Fishburne and Sam Rockwell, as well as the lead roles in How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying and Hedwig and the Angry Inch. He is a founding member and co-owner of StarKid Productions, a musical theater company that mounted many shows in Chicago. Criss first garnered attention by writing most of the music and lyrics and playing the lead role of Harry Potter in StarKid’s A Very Potter Musical. Darren most recently hosted The Tony Awards: Act One and penned the music and lyrics for the opening number performed by Julianne Hough and himself. Other recent credits include Netflix’s Hollywood and Roku’s Royalties.

Goodman Theatre Leadership

Susan V. Booth          Roche Schulfer
Artistic Director        Executive Director

Jeffrey W. Hesse
Chair, Board of Trustees

Fran Del Boca
President, Women’s Board

Craig McCaw
President, Scenemakers Board

Joan E. Clifford
Benefit Events Leadership Chair

Diane Landgren and Heather Zimmerman
Gala Co-Chairs

Gary Metzner and Neal Zucker
Gala Co-Chairs


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