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The best of CHOICES and LIVE... all in one special evening
A conversation with
Tony Award-winning star of Dear Evan Hansen
Featured in Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2
Monday, December 11
6:30 p.m. Cocktails and Dinner Buffet
8:00 p.m. Program
9:15 p.m. Dessert Reception
Kosher dietary laws observed
One Hilton Court • Parsippany
Tickets: $100 per adult
A minimum pledge of $365 per adult to the 2018 UJA Campaign is requested.
Pledge is payable by December 31, 2018.
Young Adults in attendance will have an opportunity to make their own gift to the 2018 UJA Campaign at LIVE365.
Ben Platt, at just 23 years old, was the winner of the 2017 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a musical, among numerous other awards, for his riveting performance in Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway. For others, he may be best known for starring as Benji Applebaum in the smash hit Pitch Perfect and last year’s Pitch Perfect 2.
Dear Evan Hansen debuted at Arena Stages in Washington D.C. and premiered off-Broadway in New York at 2econdStage Theatre. Of his performance, The New York Times declares, “…marvelous young actor Ben Platt is giving a performance that’s not likely to be bettered on Broadway this season.” Deadline applauds it as a “movingly sensitive, career-making performance.”
Ben also appeared alongside Meryl Streep in the film Ricki and The Flash and in Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. Ben will soon be seen with Salma Hayek and Alec Baldwin in Drunk Parents.
Platt made his Broadway debut as Elder Cunningham in Broadway’s famed production of Book of Mormon, in which The New York Times called his performance “sensational.” He first originated the role of Elder Cunningham to critical acclaim in the show's Chicago production for which he won a Broadway World Chicago Award—Best Actor in a Touring Production. Platt sold out his first solo cabaret show at the popular New York City venue, 54 Below. He began his musical theater career at the age of 9.
Ben grew up in Los Angeles and talks consistently about how his Jewish upbringing, and particularly his summers spent at Camp Ramah in California, shaped him as a person. “Going to camp and being your own person there, and learning how to socialize with all these other Jewish kids and discuss Judaism openly was a huge impactful thing for me, and that is kind of the reason that I am still very close to my Judaism,” he said. His mother Julie is a Jewish community lay leader and philanthropist in Los Angeles and his father Marc is a film, television, and theater producer whose credits include the musical Wicked.
Shari Berman, Neeli & Michael Margolis, Jessica & Ari Wise, Event Chairs
Ira H. Steinberg, UJA Campaign Chair
Rebecca A. Gold, Women's Philanthropy President
Event Hosts (in formation)
Marisa & Jeff Bershad
Andrea & Philip Bershad
Shari Brandt & Brett Popolow
Jody Hurwitz Caplan & Jonathan Caplan
Heidi & Brett Cohen
Dorie & Seth Eisenstein
Terri & Mark Friedman
Rebecca & Mitchell Gold
Marit & Jason Halper
Thomas Herring Jr.
Deborah & Gregg Jacob
Elit & Jeffrey Kirschenbaum
Lori & Steven Klinghoffer
Michele & Jeff Landau
Ann & Seth Leeb
Stephanie & Benjamin Lehrhoff
Karyn & David Leit
Lisa & Jeff Libman
Bobbi & Jay Lipschutz
Elizabeth & Jonathan Liss
Ruth & Michael Margolin
Neeli & Michael Margolis
Mindy & Alex Opper
Laura & Howard Queller
Sharon & Ronald Rockman
Leslie Dannin Rosenthal & David Rosenthal
Shira B. Rothschild
Maxine & Robert Schwartz
Yvette Sanders Sharret & David Sharret
Amy & Ira Steinberg
Jessica & Ari Wise
Melanie & Jonathan Wurtele
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