On June 15, we held the 7th Annual Running of the Red Bulls. An intimate soirée celebrating a successful Red Bull Theater season and featuring the presentation of the Matador Awards for Excellence in Classical Theater.
Last year's honorees were Jack O’Brien, Martha Plimpton and the Off Broadway Angels.
Pictures from the 2015 event are below.
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Matador Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Classical Theater
Represented on Broadway this season with the hit It’s Only a Play, Jack O’Brien is a three-time Tony Award-winning director who consistently directs and supports the classical repertoire. He was Artistic Director of the Old Globe for over twenty-five years. Major New York productions have included Henry IV, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing and Il trittico at the Metropolitan Opera. O’Brien also helmed the original productions of the Broadway musicals Hairspray, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and The Full Monty.
Matador Award for Extraordinary Talent for Classical Theater
Martha Plimpton is a three-time Tony Award-nominated actress. Her leading role on Broadway in Tom Stoppard’s trilogy The Coast of Utopia earned her a Drama Desk Award. She also played the leading role in Lincoln Center Theater's Cymbeline and has appeared on Broadway in A Delicate Balance, Pal Joey, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Shakespeare in the Park. Plimpton’s acclaimed screen work includes The Goonies, Mosquito Coast, Parenthood and her long-running sit-com, Raising Hope.
George Mayer Matador Award for Extraordinary Service to Classical Theater
Off Broadway Angels
Charlotte & David Ackert • Janet & Michael Slosberg • Jane Stanicki
Off Broadway Angels was formed by passionate theatergoers who served on the boards of a variety of not-for-profit Off Broadway theaters. The group funds developmental work, whether done by smaller theater companies or groups organized around a creation of specific theatrical production, including Bedlam Theater and New Dramatists. Red Bull Theater has been honored with their support for the past six seasons.
This year Red Bull Theater will honor:
John Ellison Conlee
Brian D'Arcy James
Honorary Benefit Committee
Billy Crudup, Honorary Chair
Jeffory Lawson, Honorary Chair
Marsha Mason, Honorary Chair
F. Murray Abraham
André De Shields
Jay O. Sanders
John Douglas Thompson