Join us for Keen Company’s
17th Annual Benefit Gala

HONORING
VICTORIA LEACOCK HOFFMAN

Monday May 22nd

Manhattan Penthouse
80 fifth avenue, New York NY 10011

with special performance by
molly ringwald, Amy Spanger, and more!

 

2017 BENEFIT COMMITTEE:

David Auburn
Justin Vivian Bond
Jonathan Burkhart
Rose Courtney
Maralène Downs
Catherine Engel
Raúl Esparza
Robyn Goodman
Barbara McIntyre Hack
Cal Hoffman
Julie Larson
Nan and Al Larson
Monica Lewinsky
David McMahon
Matt O'Grady
Peter Riegert
Molly Ringwald
Fiona and Eric Rudin
Charles Snipes
Barbara Wolf

Victoria was a long-time collaborator of Jonathan Larson and original producer of tick, tick...BOOM!  Help us salute her vision and incredible contribution to musical theatre history.

The evening will include extraordinary performances by stars of stage and screen, celebrating Victoria's legacy! Details to be announced.

6:30pm - Cocktail reception, open bar, and prize raffle. 
7:30pm - Formal dinner, presentation of our honoree, and performances.

Each ticket includes a cocktail party, open bar, formal dinner, and entertainment. Tickets range from premium tables of eight to single discounted subscriber tickets.

Mood is festive. Dress is cocktail. Fun is a given.

 

If you have any questions about the evening, please contact Ashley DiGiorgi at ashley@keencompany.org or 212-216-0963.



About Victoria

Victoria Leacock Hoffman is a producer, filmmaker, and writer.

She collaborated with Jonathan Larson, the creator of the seminal musical RENT and a close friend, for over a decade.

In 1990, Larson wrote an intimate and experimental ‘rock-monologue’ called 30/90 which he later named Boho Days and was finally entitled tick, tick…BOOM! Victoria was closely involved in the development of the show from the beginning, producing four early workshop versions at Second Stage, The Village Gate, and The New York Theater Workshop. In 2001, she was the lead producer, along with Robyn Goodman, of tick, tick…BOOM!’s award winning Off-Broadway run at the Jane Street Theater. This production, produced after Larson’s untimely death, enlisted playwright David Auburn to take Larson’s one-man show and expand it into the three-actor musical that exists today. Since its initial run, Victoria has consulted on numerous productions of tick, tick…BOOM! all over the world, including five versions in South Korea. This fall, Victoria lent her vision and expertise to Keen Company’s smash hit production at the Acorn Theatre.

As a director, Victoria’s award winning films include Kiki and Herb: Total Eclipse of the Heart with Justin Vivian Bond as well as the short The Dead Speak based on Douglas Coupland's book, starring Molly Ringwald and Elliott Gould.

She was the cinematographer for Jonathan Demme's AIDS documentary One Foot on a Banana Peel, the Other Foot in the Grave: Secrets from the Dolly Madison Room. She is also an Executive Producer of the double CD Kiki & Herb Will Die For You at Carnegie Hall with Evolver Records, distributed by Sony.

Victoria has written articles for Interview Magazine, the Village Voice and the NY Post, and was proud to write the introduction to the libretto of Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer Prize winning musical, RENT

Her book Signature Flowers: A Revealing Collection of Celebrity Drawings, published with Broadway Books/Melcher Media, has over 100 flowers created for her by directors, actors, and artists including: Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, Madonna, Milos Forman, Joan Didion, Robert De Niro, Andy Warhol, and Jonathan Larson. 

In 1992, Victoria co-founded Love Heals, the Alison Gertz Foundation for AIDS Education and lectured on their behalf for 15 years reaching over 80,000 teenagers directly. 

In 2014, Victoria moved to Washington D.C. with her husband, author Cal Hoffman, and their wonderful eight-year-old son Harry. She is currently working on a children's book about Ground Zero.

 

photo of Victoria Leacock Hoffman by Stephen Voss