2019 Oscar Hammerstein Awards Gala: Silent Auction Items

Just announced! Below are the exciting and exclusive items available for bidding in the Silent Auction during the Oscar Hammerstein Awards Gala 2019. If you'd like to learn more, or make an advance bid before the event on November 11th, please email sfarr@yorktheatre.org. Remember, all bids come with a tax-deductible amount!

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Full Week Getaway in 2 Bedroom Condo in Aspen

Lot #1
Donated by The Unger Family
Given Value: $2,500
Starting Bid: $1,000

Visit Snowmass/Aspen, CO at this ski-accessible condominium in Snowmass Village. This fully-equipped two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 900-square foot retreat is great for a winter or spring ski trip, a summer hiking/music/theatre/etc. trip, or a fall leaf-turning trip. It includes a full kitchen, dishwasher, porch with outdoor seating area, washer, dryer, and a new outdoor Jacuzzi!

Dates must be coordinated based on availability and must be used before December 22, 2020. Does not include travel.
Blackout dates: 12/9/19 - 2/23/20

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2 Legends Suite Tickets to a New York Yankees Game

LOT #2
Donated by Haley Swindal
Given Value: $2000
Starting Bid: $750

Take me out to the ballgame! Next season, enjoy two of the best seats in Yankee Stadium in the Legends Suite. With an astonishing view of the game and unparalleled all-you-can-eat cuisine, you'll get a brand new perspective on the American pastime as played by the 27-time World Champion New York Yankees.


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Dinner with Jim Morgan & Riki Kane Larimer for two at the world-renowned Friars Club

LOT #3
Donated By Riki Kane Larimer
and Jim Morgan
Given Value: Priceless
Starting Bid: $400

You and a guest are treated to a meal with two theatrical producers at this historic restaurant and club for the stars by Riki Kane Larimer (York's 2019 Founders Award Honoree & Tony Award-winning associate producer) & Jim Morgan (the Drama Desk Award-winning Producing Artistic Director of The York Theatre).

Restrictions: Must be coordinated based on availability.

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Lovingly Prepared Dinner on Bill Castellino's Beautiful Terrace with an Amazing View and Signed Copy of Mastering the Art of Italian Cooking

LOT #4
Donated by Bill Castellino
Given Value: Priceless
Starting Bid: $500

Director Bill Castellino (York’s Desperate Measures and Cagney) will prepare a homemade Italian feast—with wine paired to each course—for you, Jim Morgan, and four guests on his splendid garden terrace in Midtown West. 

Plus, get a signed copy of Mastering the Art of Italian Cooking by Lidia Bastianich, the Emmy-winning host of "Lidia’s Kitchen" & best-selling author.

Restrictions: Coordinated based on availability.

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2 Premium House Seats to Oklahoma! and $150 Gift Certificate to The Palm Restaurant

LOT #5
Donated By Eva Price and The Palm
Value: $650
Starting Bid: $325

A great night out! Wine and dine yourselves at The Palm, the pre-theater hot spot known for impeccable service, exquisite wines, and fantastic cuisine, followed by a performance of the "best-reviewed musical of the season" in the best seats in the house!

Don't miss this incredible new take on the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Oklahoma!, winner of the Tony Award for Best Revival, as well as a New York Times Critics' Pick.

Final performance: January 19, 2020.

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A Brand New iPad Pro

LOT #6
Donated by Jim Kierstead
Given Value: $799
Starting Bid: $395

Get an incredible brand new Apple iPad Pro (10.5-inch, Wi-Fi, 256GB). Perfect as an amazing holiday gift for the tech lover in your life—or for yourself!

Exclusive Experiences

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2 VIP Tickets to a Live Taping of “The Daily Show” & a Four Week Beginner’s Improv Class at The Peoples Improv Theater

LOT #7
Donated by "The Daily Show," Comedy Central, and The PIT
Given Value: $395
Starting Bid: $195

Experience a taping of this Emmy and Peabody Award-winning late-night TV show. The “wickedly funny” host Trevor Noah has been lauded for his unique, insightful take on current events in the news and satire program.

Then, learn what comedy is all about! Has it always been on your bucket list to learn improv? This is the perfect place for absolute beginners to get acquainted with the art of improvisation! Level 0 means 0% fear, 100% fun. Every week you will play in a safe and positive class environment with group exercises and scenework. It’s the perfect spoonful of improv—come have a taste!

The PIT is located in Flatiron, NYC.

Restrictions: Must be 18 years or older for both The PIT & “The Daily Show”

"The Daily Show": Monday thru Thursday; expires November 11, 2020

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Singing and Dancing: 3 Private Voice Lessons with Susan Baum & 2 Intro Dance Class Packages at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio

LOT #8
Donated by Susan Baum and Fred Astaire Midtown Dance Studio
Given Value: $435
Starting Bid: $225

Singing is good for so many things: your career, your health—and it's fun too! For almost twenty years, renowned vocal expert Susan Baum has worked with hundreds of students, from age ten to ninety-something, beginners and pros alike. These three one-hour-long voice lessons will give you the confidence to sing out loud. 

Whether you’re looking to socialize, connect with a partner, or prepare for a formal event, these classes will put a pep back in your two-step! Opened by Fred Astaire in 1947 to preserve and pass on his techniques, this studio has produced a wealth of amateur and professional dancers. Each package contains two introductory classes with the studio’s award-winning instructors and one social event.

Location: Susan Baum’s Studios, The Film Center Building
Fred Astaire Dance Studio, Midtown Manhattan

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Croquet Lesson with President of the Croquet Foundation & York Board Chairman David McCoy

LOT #9
Donated by David McCoy
Given Value: Priceless
Starting Bid: $175

Croquet is a fun family game of skill and strategy; the basics are easy to learn but can be made more difficult for challenge-seekers. There is perhaps no better teacher than York Board Chairman David McCoy: President of the Croquet Foundation of America, founder of the National Croquet Club, 2012 USCA National Masters Champion, and US Croquet Hall of Fame Inductee. 

Location: West Palm Beach, or NYC location can be coordinated

Tickets & Events

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Feinsteins’s/54 Below:
2 Tickets and $50 Food & Beverage Credit

LOT #10
Donated by Feinstein’s/54 Below
Given Value: $150
Starting Bid: $85

Known as “Broadway’s living room,” this supper club combines performances by Broadway’s best with world-class dining in an elegant setting. Upcoming performances by Norm Lewis, Annaleigh Ashford, Beth Leavel, Tony Yazbeck, and many more. Past performers include Meryl Streep, Tony Danza, and Liza Minnelli.

Does not include tax or gratuity. Blackout dates may apply. Expires February 29, 2020.

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2 Tickets to Hidden Cabaret and a $40 Food & Beverage Credit

LOT #11
Donated by Hidden Cabaret
Given Value: $120
Starting Bid: $60

Behind a copper door on 8th Avenue, there is a secret room. A room that plays host to all sorts of brand new entertainment, such as special works commissioned by NYMF and performances by Broadway favorites. Be one of the first to discover New York’s newest cabaret!

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2 Premium House Seats to Dear Evan Hansen

LOT #12
Donated by Jim Kierstead
Given Value: $800
Starting Bid: $400

Hailed as “one of the most remarkable shows in musical theater history” by The Washington Postsee Dear Evan Hansen from two of the best seats in the theater.

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NYC Lover's Package

LOT #13
Donated by Claudia Zahn, the Museum of the City of New York, and the New York Botanical Garden

Given Value: $305
Starting Bid: $175

Experience this beautiful city like never before with access to these exciting locations! This package includes a Municipal Art Society walking tour of Soho’s Cast Iron Historic District for two, 5 free admission passes to the Museum of the City of New York, and a one-year Family-level Membership to the New York Botanical Garden.


2 Premium House Seats to Moulin Rouge on Broadway

LOT #14
Donated by Barbara H. Freitag
Given Value: $800
Starting Bid: $350

Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film comes to life on the Broadway stage! See it up close in the best seats in the house. Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur, and glory. A world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Pop the champagne and prepare for the spectacular spectacular...welcome to Moulin Rouge! The Musical.

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2 Premium House Seats to JAGGED LITTLE PILL on Broadway

LOT #15
Donated by Barbara H. Freitag and
Laurence Holzman
Given Value: $800
Starting Bid: $350

Jagged Little Pill is a once-in-a-generation musical that “takes on the good work we are always asking new musicals to do: sing about REAL things.” (The New York Times)

Inspired by the themes and emotions of Alanis Morissette’s Grammy Award-winning album, and written by Academy Award-winner Diablo Cody (Juno, Tully), Jagged Little Pill is an original story about love, family, and the perfect imperfections that make us who we are.

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2 Tickets to Sleep No More as Maximillian’s Guest

LOT #16
Donated by Sleep No More
Given Value: $440
Starting Bid: $255

This spooky, sexy production is perfect for a winter night out in Chelsea. A noir-influenced take on Shakespeare’s Macbeth, this interactive production haunts and dazzles its masked guests, who are allowed to move freely through a transporting world at their own pace, choosing their own path through the story, immersed in the most unique theatrical experience in the history of New York. This remarkable and thrilling performance hearkens guests back again and again—each night a different experience. 

As Maximilian's Guest you will go straight to the head of the line for priority entry. The doorman will escort you inside, assist you with complimentary coat check, and direct you to a reserved table in the Manderley Bar.

Restrictions: Sunday thru Thursday; expires February 11th, 2020


2 Tickets to Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish

LOT #17
Donated by The Hal Luftig Company
Given Value: $378
Starting Bid: $195

Experience Fiddler on the Roof in a new way—in Yiddish, the language of Tevye and his family! Directed by Oscar and Tony Award-winner Joel Grey, the rich Yiddish translation by Shraga Friedman adds new depth and dimension to the most well-known Jewish musical in the world. Don’t miss the beloved story of a community and its struggle to balance traditions and desires in a changing world.

Final performance: January 5, 2020.

The audience  takes it seats before a performance by the New York City Ballet in the David Koch Theater at Lincoln Center in New York, Sept. 14, 2010. This week, the opening of the company's new fall season, principal dancers have been stepping out to say a few words about themselves and the coming programs in a broader effort by City Ballet to humanize the dance and connect better with the audience. (Michael Nagle/The New York Times)

The Lincoln Center Package: 2 tickets to the New York Philharmonic and 2 tickets to Stravinsky & Balanchine at NYC Ballet

LOT #18
Donated by Laurence T. Sorkin and
The New York Philharmonic
Given Value: $440
Starting Bid: $225

This combination is perfect for the lover of the classic and the adventurous. The  collaboration of Igor Stravinsky and George Balanchine ranks as one of the most fruitful pairings in 20th-century art. Danses Concertantes, the rare Balanchine-Stravinsky ballet not danced in leotards, is a playful work with tart suggestions of humor and bright costumes.

The historic and world-influencing New York Philharmonic and Jaap van Zweden invite you to discover the 2019–20 season. This voucher will get you into two orchestra seats to this season, which includes Project 19 (a project celebrating the 19th Amendment by commissioning 19 new works by women), a celebration of Mahler, and star soloists such as Renée Fleming and Joshua Bell.

Restrictions: Philharmonic voucher expires May 1, 2020; NYC Ballet tickets for Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 7:30pm, Second Ring, Seats C9 & C11

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2 Tickets and 2 Level One Memberships to BAM

LOT #19
Donated by BAM
Given Value: $290
Starting Bid: $145

Explore new art and artists in Brooklyn at the world renowned BAM with a pair of tickets and two Level 1 Memberships! Tickets are to select performances of a 2019 Next Wave performance (all new artists & all new experiences) or 2020 Winter/Spring show.

Click here to see the perks of a Level 1 BAM membership: https://www.bam.org/support/membership/bam-membership

Restrictions:  Valid for Tuesday - Thursday Performances only. Membership must be activated by 12/13/2019.

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2 tickets to Encores! at City Center: Love Life and $150 gift card to Trattoria Dell'Arte

LOT #20
Donated by Joan Ross Sorkin
&Trattoria Dell'Arte
Given Value: $305
Starting Bid: $150

Dinner and a show! Enjoy impeccable cuisine and antipasto with a $150 gift card to the bustling Italian hotspot Trattoria Dell'Arte.

Then, enjoy Love Life, the only collaboration between Kurt Weill and Alan Jay Lerner (who have both been celebrated in The York's acclaimed Mufti Series). Journey through 157 years of American history with a family that never grows any older. Susan and Sam—a married couple played by Kate Baldwin (Finian’s Rainbow; Hello, Dolly!) and Brian Stokes Mitchell (City Center’s The Band Wagon, Ragtime)—start out on an idyllic, post-revolutionary farm community only to live through the Industrial Revolution, the era of mechanization, the Great Depression, and into a post-World War II America that is all but unrecognizable to them. Directed by Victoria Clark.

Restrictions: Tickets are only valid for
the 8 PM performance on Friday, March 20, 2020, Mezz, Row J, seats 118-119.

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2 Tickets to a Preview Performance of Unknown Soldier at Playwrights Horizons

LOT #21
Donated by Playwrights Horizons
Given Value: $300
Starting Bid: $150

See a preview performance of the New York premiere of Unknown Soldier, beginning on February 14th, 2020 at Playwrights Horizons, the award-winning theatre company focused on producing new works and supporting new playwrights. 

Cleaning out her grandmother’s home, Ellen Rabinowitz discovers a mysterious photograph of an anonymous soldier, tucked away in a box of keepsakes. And so begins Daniel Goldstein and Michael Friedman’s sweeping, elegiac musical about a woman’s journey to unearth the secrets buried in her family’s past.

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LOT #22
Donated by The Irish Repertory Theatre
Given Value: $140
Starting Bid: $100

Recognized by the Outer Critics Circle Special Achievement Award and a Lucille Lortel Award for “Outstanding Body of Work,” the Irish Repertory Theatre is a staple of the New York City theatrical and cultural communities.

The theatre provides a context for understanding the Irish-American experience by staging works by and about Irish and Irish-Americans. The “native understanding” that is at the heart of the Irish Repertory Theatre captivates more than 40,000 audience members every year.

Restrictions: Expires July 31, 2020

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2 tickets and 1 membership to 59E59

LOT #23
Donated by 59E59
Given Value: $130
Starting Bid: $65

For the past 15 years, Drama Desk Award-winning off-Broadway 59E59 Theaters have been a spectacular, modern theater complex boasting three performance spaces, presenting live performances 50 weeks a year.

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2 tickets to any show in Primary Stages' 2019-20 season

LOT #24
Donated by Primary Stages
Given Value: $300
Starting Bid: $150

Dedicated to educating new writers, bringing new works to life, and being a home for theater artists, this off-Broadway company has been a passionate community of artists, students, and patrons since 1984.


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2 tickets to Sanctuary City at New York Theatre Workshop

LOT #25
Donated by New York Theatre Workshop
Given Value: $230
Starting Bid: $115

DREAMers. Love(r)s. Life-long friends. Negotiating the promise of safety and the weight of responsibility, they’ll fight like hell to establish a place for themselves and each other in America. 2018 Pulitzer Prize winner, NYTW Usual Suspect, and former 2050 Fellow Martyna Majok bring us an unforgettable story that asks what we’re willing to sacrifice for someone we love. Rebecca Frecknall, director of the 2019 Olivier Award-winning production of Summer and Smoke, helms the production.

Sanctuary City is the recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award.


2 tickets to any show in Bucks County Playhouse's 2019-20 season

LOT #26
Donated by Bucks County Playhouse
Given Value: $130
Starting Bid: $65

2 tickets to the renowned theatre in New Hope, PA. This season, don't miss Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG Playhouse Christmas Show and Once.


2 tickets to any show in Westport Country Playhouse's 2019-20 Season

LOT #27
Donated by Westport Country Playhouse
Given Value: $80
Starting Bid: $40

Westport Country Playhouse is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, professional theater located in Westport CT. Currently running is a world premiere translation and adaptation by Brendan Pelsue of Don Juan by Molière.


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Sunset Boulevard window card Signed by Glenn Close and the 1994 Original Broadway Cast

LOT #28
Given Value: Priceless
Starting Bid: $75

A framed signed window card of the original Broadway cast of Sunset Boulevard. This production won seven Tony Awards, including Glenn Close’s win for Best Actress in a Musical and George Hearn’s win for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. Signed by Glenn Close, Alice Ripley, George Hearn, Alan Campbell, and the rest of the cast.

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The Phantom of the Opera window card Signed by the 1988 Original Broadway Cast

LOT #29
Donated by Judith Graham
Given Value: Priceless
Starting Bid: $75

Own a piece of theatre history with a framed signed window card of the original 1988 Broadway cast of The Phantom of the Opera—now in its 31st year on Broadway!


Signed photo of Chita Rivera on opening night of The Dancer's Life

LOT #30
Donated by David McCoy
Given Value: Priceless
Starting Bid: $50

Signed framed photo of Chita Rivera on opening night of The Dancer's Life (2005).

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Etchings of Romeo and Juliet: Shakespearean Artwork in Gold Frames
(2 pcs.)

LOT #31
Donated by Judith Graham
Face Value: $200
Starting Bid: $90

Based off of Romeo and Juliet, with excerpts of the script among the hand drawn imagery, in quality gold frames.

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Gold Plated Costume Jewelry with Colorful Beads

LOT #32
Donated by Jacqueline Parker
Starting Value: $95
Starting Bid: $50

Fun fashion for any night out on the town!


Local Craft Holiday Gift Basket: 2 Bottles, 3 Handcrafted Candles, & $150 to Glass House Tavern

LOT #33
Donated by Breuckelen Distilleries, Queer Candle Company, and Glass House Tavern
Given Value: $300
Starting Bid: $145

The perfect gifts for your loved one (or several loved ones) for this winter and holiday season. Treat them (or yourself!) to two bottles of nationally-awarded spirits produced right across the bridge (using NY ingredients) from Breuckelen Distilleries, three winter-scented candles from Queer Candle Company (hand poured and created in NYC), and a $150 gift card to Glass House Tavern, the new-American bistro located in NYC's theater district. 

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Mint Quartz Cushion Cut Classic Ring by Shana Farr Designs

LOT #34
Donated by Shana Farr Designs
Given Value: $300
Starting Bid: $145

This elegant and classic ring is a must have for cocktail hours, banquets, & any glamorous event you're attending.

12mm Mint Quartz Cushion surrounded by the Shana Farr Classic Frame. Elegant design detail on all surfaces of the ring. Sterling Silver, Rhodium Plated, Comfort fitted.