Play Reading Tickets


Say YES to a powerful, celebratory, and uplifting night to support the remarkable young people of Opening Act!

Event Details

Opening Act, an innovative nonprofit that provides free after-school theater programming to New York City’s most under-served public high schools, is thrilled to present its 11th Annual Benefit Play Reading, A Night of YES!, on Tuesday, April 25, 2017!

Starring Orange is the New Black’s Uzo Aduba, Hamilton’s Christopher Jackson, Moana’s Auli’i CravalhoHamilton’s Jasmine Cephas Jones, Atlanta’s Zazie Beetz, Iron Fist’s Tom Pelphry, and The Deuce’s Dominique Fishback, and directed for the third year in a row by Tony Award-winner Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun, HAIRSPRAY LIVE!), the event features scenes by renowned playwrights Katori Hall and Ike Holter, an original work by the students of Opening Act, as well as special musical performances that remind us of the #POWEROFYES.

VIP Table Guests Only: 

6pm – 7:30 pm VIP Chef’s Tasting Menu and Wine Pairings 

Open to all Guests: 

7:15 pm Pre-show Reception with Open Wine Bar and Hors D’oeuvres 

8pm Student and Celebrity Performance 

Post-show Champagne and Dessert 

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* Tickets are tax deductible in excess of $70

**Eligible ticket purchases made prior to program printing will receive program ads and recognition.