Join Encompass for an intimate evening of music, reminiscences, laughter, and song.
Enjoy fine wine, a sumptuous assortment of hearty hors d’oeuvres,
and a King’s table of delectable desserts!
Lift a champagne toast in honor of Lee Adams and Barbara Cook!


Join the creators and stars of Broadway to celebrate Barbara Cook & Lee Adams!

Hosted by Midge Woolsey (THIRTEEN/WNET and WQXR Radio)

Featuring Penny Fuller, Jason Graae, Sheldon Harnick,
Marc Kudisch
, Rebecca Luker, Amanda McBroom, Erin Mackey, Karen Mason,
Charles Strouse, KT Sullivan, Karen Ziemba, David Zippel
… and many more to be announced plus SURPRISE GUESTS!


EARLY BIRD OFFER before 10/13/15
Buy 1 ticket @ $500 & your companion pays $400
To purchase this package, CLICK HERE.



Purchase Greetings/Program Ads for our honorees HERE
(View SAMPLE Tribute Program ads HERE)

Click here for pictures of last year’s gala PERFORMANCE and PARTY

* Special thanks to our Gala Chairs and Vice-Chairs for making this event possible! *
Gala Chairs Gala Vice-Chairs
Daniel J. De Siena Carmine Esposito Harriet Slaughter
Casey McNamara Roger Feffer Daniel Smetana
  Russell L. Lapso Barbara Sexton
  Lynn Martindale
Musical Director/Arranger Program Producers
Beth Ertz Michael A. Kerker
  Nancy Rhodes


Premiering on January 28, 2016 at 8 PM
at the Brooklyn Academy of Music

With music by Charles Fussell and libretto by Jack Larson and
multi-media elements, it weaves a modern mythic tale, exploring the nature
of the universe, life purpose, science and even religion --
through the eyes of a young boy who dreams of the cosmos and flying into space.


Celebrating People
Preserving Our Planet

Bridging indigenous cultures,
women’s wisdom, and environmental science through soul-stirring films and inspiring musical performances.

The Theory of Everything Blood of Angels Lord Byron Anna Christie
A new, full-length opera exploring science, spirituality, and indigenous cosmology. A dramatization of the political life of George C. Wallace set against the backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement. An astounding tale of this passionate, unpredictable wild child of letters. So scandalous in life, they burned his memoirs. A new music drama based on the Pulitzer prize-winning sea play by Eugene O'Neill explores the lost relationship of a woman and her father, and the sailor she falls in love with.


The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has generously awarded
Encompass New Opera Theatre a coveted Access to Artistic Excellence grant for The Theory of Everything.


Encompass New Opera Theatre's programs are made possible by
the New York State Council on
the Arts with the support of
Governor Andrew Cuomo and
the New York State Legislature.

Teeple Family Charitable Fund

Edith Meiser