Andrew Farkas Honors Hasty Pudding’s Award Recipient

Derek McLane, a Tony and Emmy award-winning designer, will receive the Order of the Golden Sphinx Award at The Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770’s 2018 gala, scheduled to take place on April 16. Andrew L. Farkas, a renowned leader in the real estate industry, is the Chairman of this Institute. Founded in 1795, the Hasty Pudding Institute is the comedy and satire performing arts organization located at Harvard University.

Andrew Farkas remarked on Derek McLane’s talent in the following statement: “Whether you’ve encountered Derek’s work on a Broadway stage or at this year’s Oscars, you’re sure to have seen it. And so we are privileged to present the Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770’s highest honor, The Order of The Golden Sphinx, to Derek McLane, a man who creates the striking visuals and impressions that stay with us long after a show ends.”

Not only is Andrew Farkas Chairman of the Hasty Pudding Institute, but his family is also a sponsor of the organization. In addition to the Hasty Pudding Institute, Andrew Farkas is also involved with Playwrights of New York (PONY).

Andrew Farkas is additionally well-known across the nation for his roles as CEO of Island Capital Group, C-III Capital Partners, Resource America Inc., and Anubis Advisors. All four real estate companies are dedicated to managing a diverse group of real estate services throughout the nation through the leadership of Andrew L. Farkas.

The Hasty Pudding Institute is excited for this year’s Order of the Golden Sphinx Award recipient, Derek McLane, to receive this honor at the Institute’s 2018 gala.

Fall Production to be held at Farkas Hall

The venue Farkas Hall is preparing to be the host for the fall performance “Bat Boy: The Musical.” The theatre will be welcoming audiences on opening night, November 14, until the last show on November 23.

Farkas Hall is a lively performance art space for Harvard students to grow and perform. Through funding from Andrew Farkas, Harvard Alumnus ’82, the theatre went through a major renovation and expansion. What once was a deteriorated 1888 structure was restored and turned into an inspiring and vibrant place for students to learn. The building was under construction from 2005 to 2007. Farkas Hall is now a 270-seat theater equipped with advanced lighting and sound systems.

“Bat Boy: The Musical” is an American Musical with a book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming. The music and lyrics are by Harvard alumnus, Laurence O’Keefe. Ally Kiley is directing the performance. The musical is about a young man who is half bat and half human. After numerous deaths in the boy’s hometown, neighbors begin to question him. The musical is mysterious, yet heartwarming and all intertwined with a big family secret.

The full ticket price is $12.00. Students, seniors (65+) and people with Harvard IDs can purchase tickets for $8.00. The shows begin at 7:30pm on Thursdays with repeat performances through Sundays, except one performance on November 23, which begins at 2:30pm.

For more information on ticket availability visit www.boxoffice.harvard.edu/Online/default.asp.

Source: OFA News

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