Nearly 700 guests went wild for an exclusive sneak peek at the Goodman’s new musical “The Jungle Book” at the theater’s May 18 gala in the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park (200 N. Columbus). Written and directed by Tony Award-winner Mary Zimmerman, the show included a seven-song set from the production, featuring a standout performance from Broadway legend André De Shields. Co-chairs Amalia Perea Mahoney and Christine Pope , corporate chair Anthony F. Maggiore and trustee chair Adnaan Hamid helped bring the evening to life, raising more than $1 million for the Goodman’s education and community engagement programs. “The Jungle Book” runs this summer at the Goodman from June 21-Aug. 4 before continuing on to Boston’s Huntington Theatre.
The Sun-Times was the media sponsor of this event. The Sun-Times Foundation and The Chicago Community Trust will match every dollar donated to the Goodman Theatre, up to a total of $10,000. Up to $1,000 can be matched per individual donation.
Story by Taylor Ellis | Photos by John Reilly Photography