Kevin Spacey to Perform at Arsht Center Gala

Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts celebrates its 8th anniversary

April 5, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts 1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami 786-468-2020 Actor and singer Kevin Spacey will take the stage of the Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County’s John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall for a special performance at the Center’s Annual Gala on April 5, 2014. The two-time Academy Award-winner and star of Netflix’s House of Cards, who previously directed, starred and sang on the album of the Bobby Darin biopic “Beyond The Sea,” will perform at the intimate gala event. The Center will transform the Knight Concert Hall into an intimate dining and performance space, providing a one-of-a-kind setting for this special evening.

Accompanied by the University of Miami Henry Mancini Institute Big Band Orchestra, and directed by Grammy Award winner Shelly Berg, with musical direction by multi-Grammy Award winner Gregg Field, Kevin Spacey brings his amazing talents as a Broadway actor and remarkable singer into the spotlight for an intimate evening of stories and song. Hear one of America’s most riveting show business icons as he steps up to the microphone, reinventing hits from the Great American Song Book, including a few of Bobby Darin’s swinging tunes, in a performance befitting the Miami philanthropic, business and civic celebrities attending the Gala.

7th Anniversary Adrienne Arsht Center Gala

Two of South Florida’s most prominent philanthropists, Swanee and Paul DiMare, will chair the 2014 Gala event and the institution’s name benefactor, Adrienne Arsht, will serve as honorary chair. Margaret and Mike Eidson are co-chairs and Margarita and Armando Codina are Gala sponsors. An esteemed group of Miami arts leaders have also joined as co-chairs, including: Ana-Marie and Robert Barlick; Cathy and Jeff Bartel; Trish and Dan Bell; Bunny Bastian; Louis Brais, Bouygues Civil Works Florida; Paula and Bob Brockway, Mercedes Benz of Coral Gables and Old Cutler Bay; James Ferraro; Tina and Robert Furniss-Roe, Bacardi U.S.A.; Sue Miller on behalf of the Miller Family Foundation; Gilberto Neves, Odebrecht USA; Barton G. Weiss, Barton G.; Jason Williams, Wells Fargo Private Bank; Colson Hicks Eidson; Meidar and Alfi Family Foundation; Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson. P.A.; and University of Miami. Major support for the event is provided by Bacardi and the Miami Herald. Gala proceeds will support the Center’s mission-driven arts education and community outreach programs.

“Guests of the 2014 Arsht Center Gala are in for a real treat this April as an entertainment icon, Kevin Spacey, takes the stage of one of the most acoustically-renowned concert halls in the country,” said Swanee DiMare, chair of the Gala for the second year in a row. “Mr. Spacey’s appearance will continue the Arsht Center’s tradition of presenting best-in-class performers at

its Gala in sync with the Center’s overall mission to be the centerpiece of culture in Miami. Most importantly, the dollars raised will be reinvested back into our community through the Center’s annual slate of educational programming.”

Spacey is especially pleased to headline the Arsht Center Gala, as he has remained actively involved in live performing arts, serving as artistic director of the Old Vic – one of the London’s oldest theatres – and as a mentor to emerging artists supporting their creative projects within performing arts and film through scholarships and grants raised through the Kevin Spacey Foundation.

Margaret & Mike Eidson, Adrienne Arsht, Harry Connick Jr., Swanee & Paul DiMare

The event’s attire is black tie. Limited table and sponsorship opportunities are available for $50,000 and $25,000 and individual tickets are available for $2,500. For more information about corporate and individual sponsorship opportunities or to RSVP for the event, please call (786) 468-2020 or email

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is made possible by the public support of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and the Board of County Commissioners, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council and the City of Miami Omni Community Redevelopment Agency, as well as the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. The Adrienne Arsht Center also receives generous support from individuals, corporations and local, state and national foundations.

About the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Set in the heart of downtown Miami and designed by world-renowned architect Cesar Pelli, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is one of the world’s leading performing arts organizations and venues. Spotlighting legends and serving as a launch pad for local artists to make their mark on the international stage, the Center presents nearly 500 events each year across its eight flexible, state-of-the-art performance spaces. The Center programs 12 signature series, including the largest jazz series in South Florida, the biggest flamenco festival on the East Coast, and a robust program of new theatrical works as well as free programming for the community and an arts education program that serves nearly 30,000 children each year. Since opening in 2006, the Arsht Center, a 501C3 non-profit organization, has emerged as a leader in presenting innovative programming that mirrors South Florida’s diversity as well as a catalyst for billions of dollars in new development in the downtown area.

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