Honoring Tony Award winning producer
December 8th, 2014 at The Asia Society and Museum (725 Park Avenue)
6:00pm - VIP Reception
6:30pm - Cocktail hour, hors d'oeuvres, and silent auction
7:30pm - Performances and award presentation
9:30pm - Dessert Reception
GIMME A BREAK features Broadway Stars sharing
their "Big Break" moments in story and song.
Barbara Whitman, Producer
Barbara Whitman made her Broadway debut producing A Raisin in the Sun, starring Sean Combs. She is currently represented on Broadway by Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Tony and Drama Desk Awards, Best Musical Revival) and If/Then starring Idina Menzel, and on tour, Murder for Two. Next spring, she will also be represented by Fun Home. Other Broadway credits include Of Mice and Men, starring James Franco and Chris O’Dowd, Hands on a Hardbody, Red (Tony and Drama Desk Awards, Best Play), Next to Normal (Pulitzer Prize), Hamlet starring Jude Law, 33 Variations starring Jane Fonda, Mary Stuart, Legally Blonde - The Musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. In the West End, she produced Piaf, starring Elena Roger. National tours include Next to Normal, Legally Blonde – The Musical, …Spelling Bee, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Frost/Nixon. A native New Yorker, Barbara attended NYU's Gallatin School and received an MFA in Theatre Management and Producing from Columbia University. She is a board member of the Tectonic Theater Project, a member of the Leadership Council of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids, East Coast Chair of Northwestern University’s School of Communications Advisory Council, and Chair Emeritus of Play Group Theatre, a Westchester based theater for children and teens. She is a member of the Broadway League, as well as Actors’ Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA. Her proudest productions are her two sons, Daniel and Will.
Transport Group’s annual gala, Gimme A Break!, honors influential members of the theatrical community who have made remarkable contributions to the American theatre.