70th Anniversary Gala

  • Details

    70th Anniversary Gala
    Wednesday, May 13, 2020

  • Location

    The Anthem
    901 Wharf Street, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20024

  • Cocktail Reception

    6 p.m.

  • Award Presentation and Seated Dinner

    7 p.m.

  • One-Night-Only Performance with Heather Headley

    8:30 p.m.

70th Anniversary Gala
Gala Chair Daniel L. Korengold
Honorary Chair Ann Stock

Celebrate Arena Stage’s 70th Anniversary Season with Tony and Grammy Award-winning actress Heather Headley, who will grace the stage for a one-night-only performance! On Broadway, Heather starred in The Lion King, The Color Purple and received a Tony Award for Aida. Her album, Audience of One, received the Grammy for Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album and she can be seen as Gwen Garrett on Chicago Med.

The dinner will feature the presentation of the fifth annual Beth Newburger Schwartz Award to Melanne Verveer in recognition of her efforts for women’s rights and her continual support of the arts. She is currently the executive director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security. 

Space is limited.

All proceeds support Arena Stage’s award-winning artistic productions and community engagement programs.

The 70th Anniversary Gala is presented by Ourisman

To purchase tickets, please select your ticket type below:

If you have any questions please contact Maria Corso at 202-600-4025 or email rsvp@arenastage.org.


I/We cannot attend, but wish to support Arena Stage with a tax-deducible donation.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Corporate Sponsorship packages are also available, or for more information, please contact Shayla Hines at 202-600-4030 or email shines@arenastage.org.

*Note: Arena Stage is forming a Gala Committee comprised of prominent individuals who have expressed their support and enthusiasm for Arts and Culture in our nation’s capital. Committee Members will include local luminaries and policy makers, artists, corporate executives and philanthropic leaders. There is no additional time commitment required to serve as a Gala Committee Vice Chair or Leader of the event. Arena Stage offers this recognition opportunity to all event’s sponsors of $25,000 or more. For listing in the event invitation, please confirm your sponsorship by February 1, 2020.

**Sponsorship must be confirmed by February 1, 2020.



Heather Headley

Daniel L. Korengold

The Honorable Ann Stock

Melanne Verveer


Tony and Grammy Award-winning actress Heather Headley
Tony and Grammy Award-winning actress Heather Headley
Tony and Grammy Award-winning actress Heather Headley

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Tony Winner Heather Headley Will Headline Arena Stage's 2020 Gala

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Heather Headley Will Headline Arena Stage 70th Anniversary Gala