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SAN DIEGO – La Jolla Playhouse’s annual Gala will take place on Friday, March 9, 2012, and will feature entertainment by Megan Mullally and her band, Supreme Music Program.
A two-time Emmy Award-winning actress, Mullally is well-known for her role as Karen Walker in the popular television show “Will & Grace.” She also appeared at the Playhouse as Rosemary in the 1994 production of “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying,” which later transferred to Broadway, earning the actress an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination.
The Gala will boast a Vegas-style atmosphere, featuring custom banquettes and multi-level platforms, designed by the Playhouse’s scene shop artisans. This elegant evening will begin with a reception in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre Lobby at 6 pm. Guests will then move into the Potiker Theatre at 7:30 pm for dinner and entertainment by Mullally and her band, performing a multitude of musical genres.
For information and tickets (ranging from $500 to $5,000) to the La Jolla Playhouse Gala, please contact special events manager Elizabeth Galloway at email@example.com or (858) 228-3085.
About Megan Mullally
Mullally is one of Hollywood's most versatile talents. An actress and singer, she has appeared on Broadway, in concert halls, on the big screen, and on day-time, primetime and cable television.
She can currently be seen as Chief on Rob Corddry's new Adult Swim comedy series “Children’s Hospital.” She created the role of Lydia for the 2010 season of the critically-acclaimed Starz cable series “Party Down,” and this fall she reprises the role of Tammy Swanson opposite husband Nick Offerman on NBC's “Parks And Recreation.”
Other recent credits include the 2009 remake of Fame and rave reviews as Beverly in the Odyssey Theatre's West Coast debut of Adam Bock's “The Receptionist,” for which she also won the 2010 Backstage West Garland Award for Best Performance in a Play.
Mullally made her Broadway debut in the 1994 revival of “Grease.” She also starred in the hit Broadway musical “Young Frankenstein.”
Los Angeles theater credits include “The Berlin Circle” at The Evidence Room Theater, for which she won the 2000 Backstage West Garland Award for Best Lead Actress in a Play, and the L.A. Weekly Award for Best Leading Female Performance.
On the big screen, she starred in the film “Everything Put Together,” directed by Marc Forster, an entry in the 2000 Sundance Film Festival’s main competition. Other film credits include “Anywhere But Here,” “Stealing Harvard” and “Speaking Of Sex.”
Mullally is also a talented singer, recording albums and performing with her band Supreme Music Program. SMP recently made its international debut in the West End, performing at the Vaudeville Theater in London for eight performances in February 2010. In the U.S., concert appearances for SMP include The Allen Room at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, The Seattle Symphony, Chicago’s Goodman Theatre, SUNY Buffalo’s Center for the Arts and The Orange County Performing Arts Center. She has made three CDs with Supreme Music Program: “The Sweetheart Break-In,” “Big As A Berry” and “Free Again!” As a soloist, Mullally has appeared at the Disney Concert Hall, sang “You Took Advantage Of Me” on the new “Fame” soundtrack, and sang "Long John Blues" for the film “Burlesque.”
Supreme Music Program performs songs from almost every genre, including jazz, blues, pop, country, rock, classical, roots and traditional. Focusing primarily on story-songs from a variety of eras, the band’s style is quirky and compelling, purposefully introducing a new mood with each carefully hand-picked song. In many ways an ode to song-writing itself, each song is given its own unique treatment, resulting in an evening of musical surprises – a little something for everyone, and a treat in particular for connoisseurs of great song-writing.