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Monthly Digital Auction


 

Enjoy a VIP night out at the theater in your own living room!

 

The Drama League’s 2020 Broadway-in-a-Box 48 FLASH Auction sponsored by BroadwayHD will consist of a limited assortment of unique packaged boxes to bid on to celebrate the end of 2020 and the beginning of the return to Broadway in 2021. Each box will include a "League of Their Own" private virtual class or meeting with an expert + a special gift, a one month subscription to BroadwayHD, gift certificates, MAC makeup, and theater merch including a Drama League water bottle, historical Drama League Awards Medals and signed memorabilia from our 100+ year old archives! 

Bidding begins on the Tuesday, December 15th at 12:00pm and ends on Thursday, December 16th at 11:59am EST -- Lasting for just 48 hours.

All classes are virtual (online), and packages will be mailed starting Wednesday, January 6, 2021. Classes must be scheduled and redeemed directly with the contact listed. If you would like to gift a Box for the holiday season, The Drama League has Auction Winner Broadway-in-a-Box digital gift cards that you can share with the intended recipient. In January, have the recipient "redeem" their digital gift card with The Drama League and we will mail their Broadway-in-a-Box to them directly.

Due to the unpredictable nature of the times we are living in and the quickly changing government mandates, packages must be scheduled within 60 days immediately following the auction close to ensure redeemability.

See the bottom of this page for additional Terms & Conditions.

 

CLICK HERE TO BID & SEE ALL OF OUR SELECTIONS

 

Why bid? 

Directors are leaders of the theater: they will lead artists back to stages and audiences back into seats. By supporting directors, you are supporting the reopening of Broadway, of Theater, and of NYC. All auction proceeds directly support these efforts in alignment with The Drama League’s mission. Your donation will help create virtual programming for the directors, artists, members, audiences, students, and community we serve, keep our staff & directors employed, and most importantly keep The Drama League OPEN even if our doors temporarily exist on the interweb.

Package tiers were designed to offer a solution for families and friends by providing activities & experiences to look forward to, as well as offer a way to celebrate life milestones & achievements during the pandemic. If feeling extra charitable, we encourage you to continue to spread gratitude by passing forward your winning package to an individual who has inspired and assisted you or your community.

 


 

Actors Box

Minimum Bid: $1500

This is the perfect gift for actors, whether you are a seasoned professional, a wide-eyed beginner, or lost in the actor maze. Enjoy consultations including a private audition coaching session (along with resume, headshot, website consulting) & one month of acting classes with reknowned Broadway actor and Uta Hagen protege, Ted Brunetti, a private voice lesson using a Meisner-based technique & approach to songs with David Brunetti, a 45 minute consultation with Merri Sugarman -- a major NYC casting director at Tara Rubin Casting, LLC, and a one-on-one, hour long, motivational career consultation that will give you: the vision to create your own unique theatrical career, no-nonsense business strategies, innovative self-promotional techniques and the most current industry trends with acting coach & founder of Up-To-Date Theatricals, Annie Chadwick. Plus a six-month subscription to Up-To-Date Actor, a revolutionary system containing over 10,000 industry contacts nationwide that helps you find projects that match your unique skills & demographics, build & discover connections with industry contacts, log all auditions, events and business expense deductions, set specific career targets, and demystify the "business of acting" so you can focus on your craft. PLUS access to Actors Connection Programming AND One on One NYC / Next Level Studios LA Programming from Marc Isaacman. 

See you on stage when theaters reopen!

This Broadway-in-a-Box includes:

  • A League of Their Own: Private Audition Coaching with Ted Brunetti*
  • One Month Acting Class with Ted Brunetti Gift Certificate*
  • A League of Their Own: Private Singing/Song Coaching with David Brunetti*
  • One signed copy of Acting Songs by David Brunetti
  • A League of Their Own: 45 minute Consultation with Merri Sugarman of Tara Rubin Casting, LLC*
  • Gift Certificate for Actors Connection Programming
  • A League of Their Own: One Hour Career Consultation with Acting Coach Annie Chadwick*
  • Six month subscription to the Up-To-Date Actor
  • Gift certificate for One on One NYC / Next Level Studios LA Programming
  • One month subscription to BroadwayHD
  • MAC Makeup (Lipstick, Mascara, Lip Conditioner)
  • Historical Drama League Awards Medal
  • Drama League Water Bottle

*Virtual (online) classes & consultations

About Ted:

Ted Brunetti (Los Angeles/New York/Atlanta): Producer, Director, Acting Coach, Teacher, and Actor. Ted created the role of “Frankie Coffeecake” in Broadway Production of A BRONX TALE Ted was Uta Hagen's protégé (20yrs). In addition to Uta Hagen, Ted also studied with: Mike Nichols; Austin Pendleton; Horton Foote; Stiller & Meara; Francis Sternhagen; Elizabeth Wilson; F. Murray Abraham. Ted holds a BFA from The University of North Carolina School of the Arts; and is an Invited Member of The Actor’s Studio. Ted is recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Achievement in the Arts Award. He was finalist in three Backstage Magazine Readers Choice Awards 2016 & 2014 including: Best L.A. Acting School/Coaches, Best L.A. Audition Technique Teacher, Best L.A. On-Camera Teachers as well as runner up Favorite L.A. Acting Coach & L.A. Favorite Teacher 2008 & 2010. Ted is writing a book, based on his seminar, “NEVER AUDITION “ (“Prepare to WORK, not Audition”) release date TBA. Ted is creator and executive producer of a half hour comedy pilot for FOX Broadcasting Network and has several other projects currently in development, and is an award winning coach/teacher. Ted serves as Faculty, Guest Faculty, Coach & Director at the premiere Directing and Acting Programs and Institutions across the U.S. and an on-going guest artist for Australia’s renowned Actors Center of Australia: patron Hugh Jackman. 

Directing & Producing Programs include Adjunct Faculty at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts (Grad. & Undergrad. Film Directors, Producers, & Writers); USC’s Stark Program (Grad. Producers); USC Summer Program for DISNEY, UNIVERSAL, and WARNER BROTHERS (Producers, Directors & Writers); YouTube/USC Creators Institute Program; The American Film Institute (Directors & Producers); Chapman University (Directors & Producers); Occidental College (Directors & Producers); Elon University in L.A. (Directors, Producers, & Actors) 
 
Acting Programs: Ted was hand selected by Uta Hagen to teach at H.B Studio in NYC. He is founder of The Ted Brunetti Studio (LA and Atlanta,). Other studios include: Actors’ Center of Australia - Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide; U of CA Santa Barbara; SAG-AFTRA Conservatories in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Diego and NYC; The American Academy of Dramatic Arts (LA); University of North Carolina School of the Arts; Carnegie-Mellon University; Bennington College; South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts; The Brooks Institute; The Pittsburgh Public Theatre; The prestigious Lovett High School of Atlanta; The Howard Fine Acting Studio (LA & Melbourne, AU) & U of Texas (Austin) (Co-created Summer Theatre Conservatory) & Guest Teacher in UT of A’s B.F.A. Program; Duke Ellington School of the Arts (Washington, D.C. 2020) Brunetti assisted over 7 years at ABC Primetime Casting in NYC under Alexa Fogel, Bob Huber, & Marci Phillips. Ted directed the Ovation Award Nominated production of THE BOYS NEXT DOOR (LA). He’s directed several productions for "The Company" at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts (LA). 
 
As a coach and assistant, Ted has had the honor of working with: George C. Scott & Jack Lemmon prepping them for the remake of INHERIT THE WIND – Emmy Award for Best Actor to Jack Lemmon; James Gandolfini for his last four feature films; Mark Feuerstein (for the leading role in ROYAL PAINS - 9 Seasons on USA Network); Alexa Swinton for the leading role in ABC’s EMERGENCE (2019), prep work for “THE NIGHT OF” for HBO; Drew Carey (shadow directed last two seasons of THE DREW CAREY SHOW under Bob Koherr); Wanda Sykes (WANDA AT LARGE); Mike Epps; Nichole Tom (THE NANNY, MASTERS OF SEX, MINOR ACCOMPLISHEMENTS, many feature films); Tyra Banks; Mya; Bob Koherr; Valarie Pettiford (currently series regular and recurring on 4 different television shows in 2020 including upcoming NBC Pilot AT THAT AGE (2020), THE BAXTERS, BLACK EXCELLENCE, A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES, VALOR, BEING MARYJANE, GOLDEN BOY, THE BLACKLIST, BLACK-ISH, TREME, TRUE BLOOD, BORN AGAIN VIRGIN, JUMPING THE BROOM, many other television shows and feature films; & many other renowned actors, athletes, & musicians. Brunetti works with the major networks, studios, casting directors, agents and managers, preparing and taping clients for auditions, as well as coaching on-set and on-location. He coached many actors for leading roles in current television, film, theatre, and “new media” projects. 
 
As an actor, Ted has worked on projects with: Uta Hagen, Jerry Zaks, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Whoopi Goldberg, Dan Petrie, Sr., Donald Petrie, Rob Marshall, Diane Paulus, Mark Brokaw, Nicholas Martin, Graciela Daniele, Steven Sondheim, Flaherty & Ahrens, Pat Birch, Paul Gemignani, (and many others) including productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway’s Playwrights Horizons, Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, B.A.M., The O’Neil Center, The Ohio Theatre in NYC, Hartford Stage, The Pittsburgh Public, H.B. Playwright’s Theatre (appeared with Uta Hagen in the first Herbert Berghoff Tribute in A REPORT TO THE ACADEMY), Bucks County, Falmouth, & Pocono Playhouses, Dorsett Theatre Festival, WestbankTheater Center, Riverwest Theater , etc. He was an in the original production of FALSETTOS sharing the role of Marvin directed by Graciela Danielle, he was as a cover in the original production of Stephen Sondheim’s ASSASSINS, originated the role of Pasqual in AVENUE X Off-Broadway at Playwright’s Horizons, played Pippin in PIPPIN five times. First dramatic feature film role was in Al Pacino’s TWO BITS, first comedy role was in THE ASSOCIATE with Whoopi Goldberg and Diane Wiest, leading role Joey Connor in CROSSINGS. He performed in the Oscar and Golden Globe Nominated animated feature ANASTASIA and it’s prequel BARTOK THE MAGNIFICENT. 
 

Special Thank You to Howard Rudominer

 


 

Stars Box

Minimum Bid: $1000

Just because theaters are closed, doesn't mean you can't enjoy a night out with the stars! Prep for 2021 with a celebration of stars, both celestial and thespian, and enjoy a 30-minute private one-on-one Zoom Class with internationally best-selling author (Little Book of Self Care Series, How to be an Astrologer) and NYC based astrologer Constance Stellas. She will consult you on the year ahead, self care tips, and is specifcally tuned to actors and those in the arts. Plus you will receive one month of in-depth weekly moon position changes & self care tips, a January horoscope and forecast, and a signed copy of The Astrological Guide to Self Care Book Bind-up of all 12 Zodiac Signs. After browsing your new binder of signed vintage headshots from film & stage starlets, get glam with MAC makeup & a jeweled Stephen Dweck bracelet and watch Broadway in your living room with BroadwayHD.

This Broadway-in-a-Box includes:

  • A League of Their Own: Personalized Consultation with Constance Stellas*
  • One month subscription to BroadwayHD
  • One month of in-depth weekly moon position & self care updates
  • January Horoscope & Forecast
  • Jeweled Stephen Dweck Bracelet
  • Signed The Astrological Guide to Self Care Book Bind-up
  • Natasha, Pierre, & The Great Comet of 1812 Collectable Book
  • Binder of Signed Vintage Headshots
  • Play Journal to record your favorite shows in 2021
  • MAC Makeup (Lipstick, Mascara, Lip Conditioner)
  • Historical Drama League Awards Medal
  • Drama League Water Bottle

​​*Virtual (online) private class. The winner will provide their birth month/date/year, exact time of birth, and birth location for an astrological assessment & recommendation of best self care practices.

About Constance:

Constance Stellas is an astrologer of Greek heritage with over twenty-five years of experience. She primarily practices in New York City and counsels a variety of clients, including business CEOs, artists, and scholars. She has been interviewed by The New York Times, Marie Claire, and Working Woman, appeared on several New York TV morning shows & live on New Years Eve in Times Square, and is a frequent guest on national radio programs such as Sirius XM’s Stars Broadminded & The Jenny McCarthy Show. Constance is the astrologer for Huffington Post and a regular contributor to Thrive Global. She is also the author of several titles including her newest book How To Be An Astrologer, along with The Little Book of Self Care Series, The Hidden Power of Everyday Things, The Astrology Gift Guide, Advanced Astrology for Life, The Everything Sex Signs Book, and the graphic novel series, Tree of Keys.  Learn more about Constance at her website, ConstanceStellas.com, or on Twitter (@StellaStarGuide).

 


 

Producers Box:

Minimum Bid: $1000

Interested in being a Broadway Producer but not sure where to begin? Always wanted to chat with the best in the Broadway? Here is your chance! Enjoy an exclusive call with one of Broadway's top producers (as well as directors and writers), Stewart F. Lane, the Chief Executive Office, President and Co- Founder of BroadwayHD and Chief Executive Officer of Theater Venture Inc. Lane is a six-time Tony Award winning producer for ”Jay Johnson: The Two & Only,” “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” “The Will Rogers Follies,” “La Cage Aux Folles,” “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” and “War Horse.” As well as a nine time nominee including “Fiddler on the Roof” (revival) starring Alfred Molina, “Gypsy” (revival) starring Bernadette Peters, “1776” (revival) starring Pat Hingle and Brent Spiner, “The Goodbye Girl” starring Martin Short and Bernadette Peters and “Woman of the Year” starring Lauren Bacall.
 

This Broadway-in-a-Box includes:

  • A League of Their Own: Call with Stewart F. Lane *
  • Signed copy of his book Black Broadway: African Americans on the Great White Way
  • One Month Subscription to BroadwayHD
  • Not Since Carrie: Forty Years of Musical Flops Book
  • One Signed Copy of Pal Joey PlayBill signed by Dixie Carter
  • One Signed Copy of Frans Bed PlayBill signed by Mia Farrow and Julia Styles
  • Play Journal to record your favorite shows in 2021
  • MAC Makeup (Lipstick, Mascara, Lip Conditioner)
  • Historical Drama League Awards Medal
  • Drama League Water Bottle

​*Virtual (online) private class

About Stewart:
Stewart F. Lane is also the recipient of four Drama Desk Awards, a Drama Critics Circle Award, a Outer Circle Critics Award and a Drama- Lounge Award . Other Broadway producing credits include “Cyrano De Bergerac” starring Kevin Kline, Jennifer Garner and Daniel Sunjata, “Legally Blonde the musical,” “Minnelli on Minnelli” starring Liza Minnelli, “Wait Until Dark” starring Quentin Tarantino and Marisa Tomei, “Can-Can” starring Zizi Jeanmaire, “Frankenstein” starring Dianne Wiest, “Teaneck Tanzi” starring Deborah Harry and Andy Kaufman, “A Change in the Heir,” “The Grand Tour” starring Joel Grey, “West Side Story” starring Debbie Allen and many more.


Expanding into film, Lane has produced over 25 stage to screen productions as well as movies such as “Brooklyn Rules” starring Alec Baldwin and Freddy Prinze Jr., “Romeo and Juliet” starring Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad, and documentary “Show Business: The Road to Broadway.”  Lane has also produced the Broadway Production of “Company” starring Raul Esperaza and “Cyrano de Bergerac” starring Kevin Kline, for Great Performances on PBS.

Lane has directed across the country with productions of “The Foreigner,” “The Gig,” “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” “If It Was Easy,” “The Golden Age,” “Frankenstein,” “Final Appeal” with Chaz Palminteri and Stephen Baldwin and “In the Wings” with Shannon Doherty.

Lane is the author of the books “Let’s Put On A Show” (published by The Works of Art Library)”Jews on Broadway” editions one and two (published by McFarland & Company, Inc.), “Black Broadway” (published by SquareOne Publisher)  and the plays “In the Wings” (published by Hal Leonard) and “If It Was Easy” (published by Performing Books) and nominated for Best New Play by the American Theatre Critics Association. Conceived and wrote the John Denver Musical “Back Home Again” which he received the John Denver Spirit Award.

He is the co-owner and operator of the Palace Theatre in NYC, and a partner in the Tribeca Grill Restaurant with Robert DeNiro.
 

 

Coffee Club Box

Minimum Bid: $1000

Are you a die-hard Broadway fan? Reinvigorate your New Year and your social life with our Coffee Club Box! Receive an exclusive private class where Jessica Winn from Procreate Coffee will teach you how to be your own barista. Enjoy caffeinated gifts from Variety Coffee, Muddy Waters Coffee, Coffee Labs Roasters, and Trader Joe's to keep you sustained for a night of fun watching plays & musicals on BroadwayHD and hosting your very own Broadway Murder Mysteries virtual party. Become a party legend by throwing a Murder Mystery party for your next office event, game night, birthday, or gathering! Make memories with our ready-to-play printable kits playable by up to 20 people! Virtual rules are included to play on Zoom, as well as in-person. As a LIFETIME member you'll have access to ALL mysteries, including new mysteries launching each month, exclusive mysteries only for members, invites to virtual parties, and so much more!

This Broadway-in-a-Box inlcudes:

  • A League of Their Own: Barista Coffee Class with Jessica Winn from Procreate Coffee*
  • One Month subscription to BroadwayHD
  • Broadway Murder Mysteries Lifetime Membership
  • Trader Joe’s $75 Gift Certificate
  • $50 worth of coffee beans from Variety Coffee
  • Muddy Waters Coffee & Cafe $25 Gift Certificate
  • Coffee Labs Roasters Inc. $20 Gift Certificate
  • New York Costumes Store $50 Gift Certificate
  • One signed copy of Aren't We All playbill signed by Lynn Redgrave
  • One signed copy of The Trip to Bountiful playbill
  • One signed Dick Van Patten headshot
  • Play Journal to record your favorite shows in 2021
  • MAC Makeup (Lipstick, Mascara, Lip Conditioner)
  • Historical Drama League Awards Medal
  • Drama League Water Bottle

*Virtual (online) private class

Explore all mysteries, including Bullets on Broadway, and more at www.BroadwayMurderMysteries.com !

Start planning your costume ideas here!

 


Special Thanks to our generous In-Kind Auction Donors:

BroadwayHD

Ted Brunetti

Muddy Waters Coffee

Trader Joe's

Coffee Labs Roasters

Variety Coffee

Jessica Winn

Stewart F. Lane

Bonnie Comley

David Brunetti

Merri Sugarman

Wally Green

Constance Stellas

Broadway Murder Mysteries

Annie Chadwick

Up-To-Date Theatricals LLC

Marc Isaacman -- One On One NYC / Next Level Studios LA

New York Costumes

Bootscrape Entertainment

Actors Connection


AUCTION TERMS & CONDITIONS:

By placing a bid in our digital auction, you are agreeing to the following:

  • All bids are final and binding. No refunds will be awarded. 

  • Winners must schedule packages on their own with the contacts provided by The Drama League. 

  • Packages must be scheduled and redeemed within the 60 days immediately following the close of the auction, due to the quick-paced and changing nature of mandates surrounding the pandemic. If you are unable or unavailable within that time period, do not bid and wait for a future month where you can guarantee your availability. If you do not redeem your package within the 60 days immediately following the close of the auction, you are waiving all rights to redeeming said package. Special cases may be awarded at the discretion of The Drama League Staff on a case-by-case basis.

  • Packages may be subject to change per unforeseen COVID-related governmental mandates, the discretion of the venue/donor, or unexpected closures. In the worst case, all winners will receive an experience/item at the same market value in lieu of. 

  • The Drama League is not responsible for your understanding of local, state, or federal mandates & laws, nor is responsible for your compliance with said mandates & laws. By participating in any experience won, you are doing so at your own risk. The Drama League is not responsible for your compliance or understanding of health suggestions, and is not responsible for any related assumed risk, complications, or outcomes pertaining to your health & wellness. 

 

If you have questions about our auction or

would like to donate an In-Kind item/experience and/or your time, please reach out to:

 

Danielle Brockmann

Special Events & Corporate Sponsorship Manager

danielle@dramaleague.org