Kevin Kline, Mary-Louise Parker, Jonathan Groff and More to Perform at Lapham’s Quarterly’s DECADES BALL
Lapham’s Quarterly (Editor and Publisher Lewis Lapham) announced today their annual gala, the DECADES BALL: The 1780s, will take place on Monday, June 1 at Gotham Hall (1356 Broadway). The gala will begin with cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. The evening will also celebrate the 80th birthday of Lewis Lapham, who established the acclaimed literary magazine in 2007.
The evening’s entertainment includes lively readings and performances, which highlight voices from the stage, music, and literature of the era. Performers include Kevin Kline reading Richard Brinsley Sheridan; Jonathan Groff reprising his celebrated turn as King George III in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s acclaimed new musical Hamilton; Mary-Louise Parker reading an excerpt from Choderlos de Laclos’s Dangerous Liaisons; F. Murray Abraham reading from the journals of William Maclay, one of the members of the first U.S. Senate under the then new constitution; Dakin Matthews, reading two of Benjamin Franklin’s letters; and Julia Bullock singing Mozart. Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director of The Public Theater, will emcee the evening.
The Folio Society will present the Janus Prize to the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Stacy Schiff, introduced by Elinor Lipman.