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Jane Krakowski and Friends Help Bring Broadway Back at Roundabout Gala

After more than a year of darkness, Tony winner Jane Krakowski brought musical theater back to New York on Monday night, headlining Roundabout Theater’s 2021 Gala: “Curtain Up, Light the Lights!” With the help of The New York Pops and old friends like 30 Rock creator Tina Fey, Tony nominee Adrienne Warren, and her inimitable Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt costar Tituss Burgess, Krakowski’s message was clear: Broadway’s coming back.
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Tina Fey Cracks Scott Rudin Joke, Jane Krakowski Covers Liza Minnelli and Judy Garland During Roundabout Theatre Gala

It may not have been a full Broadway production, but the Roundabout Theatre Company nonetheless knows how to welcome live theater back to New York City. The 56-year-old performing arts organization hosted its 2021 gala, “Curtain Up, Light the Lights!,” in Central Park’s Rumsey Playfield on Monday night. It marked one of the first large-scale events to take place in the park since the pandemic. The evening, which raised more than $3.1 million for the Roundabout, began with video messages from Emma Stone and Rachel Brosnahan, as well as a pre-taped performance by Harry Connick Jr. Whoopi Goldberg, via video, honored Sen. Chuck Schumer for his efforts to pass the Save Our Stages Act, which provides much-needed grants to live-arts venues severely impacted by the pandemic.
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Tina Fey teases Jane Krakowski over bizarre Mike Lindell story at comedy gala

Tina Fey had a good-natured laugh at her friend and former 30 Rock co-star Jane Krakowski’s expense at a recent comedy gala in New York City.Introducing Krakowski, who was headlining the event at the Roundabout Theatre Company, Fey cracked a joke about the bizarre story from earlier this year that Krakowski was dating My Pillow salesman and noted conspiracist Mike Lindell.“Please welcome my dear friend or, as her absolutely never was boyfriend would call her, ‘my pillow,’ Jane Krakowski,” Fey said.Earlier in the year, Lindell sued The Daily Mail over an article claiming he’d had a months-long romantic relationship...
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Tina Fey teases Jane Krakowski over Daily Mail report that she dated MyPillow's Mike Lindell

“Please welcome my dear friend or, as her absolutely never was boyfriend would call her, ‘my pillow,’ Jane Krakowski,” Fey said at a recent comedy gala. Lindell has sued The Daily Mail over the report claiming he’d had a months-long romantic relationship with the comedy actor. Krakowski rep called the story false, saying the former 30 Rock star has never met Lindell.
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Go Inside the Roundabout Theatre Company's Starry 2021 Gala, Headlined by Jane Krakowski

Tony winner Jane Krakowski took center stage at the Roundabout Theatre Company's annual gala on June 7. The night, entitled Curtain Up, Light the Lights!, took place in Central Park and featured several stage and screen favorites, including Tina Tony nominee Adrienne Warren, Emmy nominee Tituss Burgess, Emmy winner Alec Baldwin, Mean Girls creator Tina Fey and more! Krakowski was joined by the New York Pops for the concert, which was specfically created for the occasion. The gala celebrated the Save Our Stages Act, a $10 billion bipartisan bill that provides federal aid to the Broadway industry. The bill's co-sponsor, Senator Charles Schumer, was also in attendance. All proceeds from Curtain Up, Light the Lights! benefit the Roundabout Theatre Company’s programs happening during the shutdown, safety protocols when theater opens again, and support for hundreds of artists and technicians who are eagerly awaiting the return to work. Go inside the starry event by checking out the photos below!
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Wanda Sykes, Jane Krakowski, Kenan Thompson and others: How to be funny in dark times

The pandemic affected everyone in ways large and small, but for those tasked with helping us laugh through the saddest year in recent memory, it was an odd mix of concern, precaution and silliness. Being in production wasn't always comfortable, but the six actors who gathered remotely for The Envelope's Comedy Roundtable were driven by the need to create in a time of anxiety.