Iconic Singer/Songwriter Carole King to Perform Intimate Set at An Evening with Women Benefitting the Los Angeles LGBT Center on Saturday, May 13 - Los Angeles LGBT Center

Iconic Singer/Songwriter Carole King to Perform Intimate Set at An Evening with Women Benefitting the Los Angeles LGBT Center on Saturday, May 13

April 28, 2017
Contact: Gil Diaz

Special Performance by Eve Ensler, Author of The Vagina Monologues, with Comedy by Tig Notaro and Hosts Cameron Esposito & Rhea Butcher at the World-Famous Hollywood Palladium

Legendary singer/songwriter Carole King, regarded as one of the most successful female songwriters of our time, returns to the stage, along with a special performance by Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues, the comedic stylings of Tig Notaro, and a musical performance by Grace Mitchell at the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s An Evening with Women on Saturday, May 13. Cameron Esposito & Rhea Butcher will host the evening of historic female figures at the world-famous Hollywood Palladium.

The iconic Carole King, winner of multiple Grammy Awards® including the Lifetime Achievement Award, will sing an intimate set on piano during the powerful evening of live entertainment, dining, and special surprises to raise vital support for the Center’s services for women and girls.

Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues and In the Body of the World, will take the stage for a special performance.

The event will build on the energy and enthusiasm from the worldwide Women’s Marches earlier this year. In January, inspired by those marches, King released an updated recording of her hit One Small Voice. “I’ve never stopped believing that one small voice plus millions of other small voices is exactly how we change the world,” she said.

Tickets now on sale at aneveningwithwomen.org beginning at $250. The Saturday, May 13, event starts at 6 p.m. with cocktails, silent auction, and red carpet, followed by dinner and show at 8 p.m. Attendees will also have the chance to see the highly curated visual content by actor/ director Clea DuVall, recently selected as a Sundance Institute FilmTwo Initiative Fellow. The event co-chairs are Clea DuVall & Mia Weier, Annie Goto & Kelly Lynch, and Brent Bolthouse.

An Evening with Women, originally known as Women’s Night, was reinvented in 2009 under the leadership of Linda Perry, the event has raised more than $4 million for the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s services for women and girls. Previous performers include Sia, Macy Gray, James Blunt, No Doubt, Christina Aguilera, Pink, Cyndi Lauper and dozens more.

Platinum sponsor is Wells Fargo; Gold sponsors are American Airlines, CAA, Intellectual Property Corp, Live Nation, The Hollywood Palladium, Pauley Perrette, and US Bank; Silver sponsors are Bank of America, Belmont Village, Gibson Dunn, Gilead, KPL Select Mortgage, Morgan Stanley, Ralph’s, Relevant Group, and TAO Group; Official Vodka sponsor is Tito’s Handmade Vodka; and Media sponsors are The Advocate, Lesbian News, and Pride.com.

About Carole King

Since writing her first number 1 hit “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” at 17, King has arguably become one of the most celebrated and iconic singer/songwriters of all time. In a first for a female writer/artist, her 1971 solo album Tapestry spawned four GRAMMY Awards®, selling more than 25 million units worldwide while remaining the best-selling album by a female artist for a quarter century.

King has been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and is a recipient of the National Academy of Songwriters’ Lifetime Achievement Award, Johnny Mercer Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Trustees Award from The Recording Academy®, BMI Icon Award, Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award, MusiCares Person Of The Year, and Kennedy Center Honors.

In 2012 King became the first woman to be awarded The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, presented by President Barack Obama at an all-star White House gala. Her memoir, A Natural Woman, debuted on The New York Times best-seller list and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical opened on Broadway in 2014, ultimately winning a GRAMMY®
for Best Musical Theater Album, two Tony awards, and two Olivier Awards.

About Eve Ensler
The Tony Award-winning playwright, performer, and activist, is the author of The Vagina Monologues, translated into over 48 languages, performed in over 140 countries, including sold-out runs at both Off-Broadway’s Westside Theater and on London’s West End. The play ran for over 10 years in the U.K., Mexico and France.

In 2004, Ensler performed her play The Good Body on Broadway, followed by a 20-city national tour. Emotional Creature ran in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Paris, Berkeley and New York throughout 2011. In 2015, O.P.C. had its world premiere at the American Repertory Theater and in 2016, Avocado debuted at the West Yorkshire Playhouse and became part of The Fruit Trilogy, which had a run at the West Yorkshire Playhouse. In 2016, Ensler adapted and premiered her memoir In the Body of the World, which she performed at the American Repertory Theater directed by Diane Paulus. In January 2018, she will perform the play at the Manhattan Theatre Club in New York City.

About the Los Angeles LGBT Center

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