Tue, Aug 29|
"Previously Owned by Brooke Shields" A Premiere Concert Event
Join us along with our friends at Gargiulo Vineyards and Thomas Keller Restaurant Group for a concert evening in the vineyard with Model, Actress and star of 5 Broadway Musicals, Brooke Shields. This donor priority evening benefits Broadway and Wine's education programming.
Time & Location
Aug 29, 5:00 PM
Gargiulo Vineyards, 575 Oakville Cross Rd, Napa, CA 94558, USA
About the event
"Previously Owned by Brooke Shields," a unique theatrical event debuting at Broadway & Vine. From fashion icon to celebrated actress to NY Times bestselling author, Brooke Shields has had the most extraordinary life, but this candid, intimate, and often strikingly hilarious evening of stories and music unites us all. For the first time ever, she’s telling her story in her own way.
Hosted by Jeff and Valerie Gargiulo, guests will enjoy a reception and dinner featuring culinary by Thomas Keller Restaurant Group and wines from the Gargiulo portfolio while taking in the sweeping views of the property's Oakville vineyards. Following dinner, you will be treated to Brooke Shields' new solo concert which will feature songs and stories from her remarkable journey as an Actress, Model, Author, and star of 5 Broadway musicals.
Directed by Nate Patten. Co-written by Nate Patten and Brooke Shields. Music direction and arrangements by Charlie Alterman. Special material by Matthew Sklar and Amanda Green.
This fundraising evening is in support of Broadway and Vine's educational programs. Please note: If you wish to avoid the ticketing system fees, you may pay by check. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Brooke Shields began her accomplished professional career at only eleven months of age when she was selected as the Ivory Snow Baby, and by age 3 was a runway model. At age 9, Shields began her extensive film career when she won her first acting role in "Alice Sweet Alice" and rapidly gained fame after starring in Louis Malle's "Pretty Baby," the Palme D'or Award winner at the Cannes Film Festival, and the coming-of-age tales "Blue Lagoon" and "Endless Love." As a model, Brooke has graced the covers of hundreds of magazines, most notably Time Magazine as the "Face of the Eighties". Today, Shields continues her prolific appearances in a broad range of worldwide publications, decades after it all began.
The two-part documentary “Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields”(which screened to critical acclaim at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival) premiered on Hulu in April. This galvanizing look at Brooke as actor, model, and icon, as she transforms from sexualized young girl to a woman discovering her power, is directed by Lana Wilson (“Miss Americana"). Holding a mirror up to a society that objectifies women and girls, Brooke’s story shows the perils and triumphs of gaining agency in a hostile world. The documentary is now ABC News most-watched Hulu debut program ever.
Shields will next be seen in the new romantic comedy, “Mother of the Bride” for Netflix. The film, directed by Mark Waters (“Mean Girls”) also stars Benjamin Bratt and Miranda Cosgrove. This generational comedy of errors follows Lana (Shields) as her daughter Emma returns from London and announces that she’s getting married the next month. Things become more complicated when Lana learns that the man who stole Emma’s heart is the son of the man who stole hers years ago.
Shields unveiled her latest entrepreneurial project Beginning Is Now, a global digital platform and brand which offers an authentic and holistic approach to inspire women over the age of 40 to live their fullest lives, have their voices heard, while simultaneously finding strength, wisdom, and humor in each other. Rooted in the idea that every second, minute, and day is a chance to start something new, Beginning is Now celebrates the complexity and diversity of women in this age group from a foundation of true well-being to overcome challenges and adversity and gain the courage to begin again. In addition to community, the site features a mix of content, commerce, and products to promote movement, self-care, rest, nutrition and foster resilience, and happiness.
Brooke launched her new podcast, ‘“Now What” With Brooke Shields’ which is focused on asking people about pivotal moments in their lives, now available on the iHeartRadio app and everywhere podcasts are heard. She was also recently seen starring in HBO Max’s, “Holiday Harmony,” a holiday film that follows the journey of Gail, a singer-songwriter who lands an opportunity to compete in a once-in-a-lifetime shot at the big time.
In addition to her film achievements, Shields has maintained a successful and critically acclaimed television career. Her work on The NBC hit "Suddenly Susan" garnered her a Golden Globe nomination, and she received an American Comedy Award nod for her guest role on "Friends". Brooke is the recipient of five People's Choice Awards, and has previously starred in NBC's "Lipstick Jungle," in addition to guest appearances on a wide range of hit shows including "That 70's Show," "Hannah Montana," "Two and A Half Men,” "The Middle,” “Army Wives,” and “Murphy Brown.” Shields lent her voice to the Adult Swim animated series “Mr. Pickles.” She also starred in and executive produced Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ mystery movie franchise, “Flower Shop Mystery.” Brooke starred in “Law & Order: SVU” as a major recurring character in the hit show’s 19th season, and had a reoccurring guest turn as River Fields in the critically acclaimed comedy “Jane The Virgin.” She also made her directorial debut with the Hollywood Bowl production of Chicago. Shields other films include, “Hot Flashes,” “Daisy Winters,” “Furry Vengeance,” “Out of Order,” and “A Castle for Christmas.”
Shields is the best-selling author of several books, including "The Brooke Book," "On Your Own," and the highly publicized and critically acclaimed "Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression." Brooke tapped into her experiences as a mother, successfully branching out into the world of children's books, penning "Welcome To Your World, Baby" and "It's the Best Day Ever Dad" for Harper Collins. Her latest book “There Was a Little Girl: The Real Story of My Mother and Me,” quickly became a New York Times best seller.
While attending Princeton University, Brooke pursued her love of Theatre as a member of the Princeton Triangle Club. Shortly after graduating with an honors degree in French literature, she made her Broadway debut as Rizzo in the hit musical "Grease," for which she earned the Theatre World Award in 1994 for "Outstanding Debut on Broadway." Shields went on to star in "Chicago," "Wonderful Town," and "Cabaret" all of which earned her rave reviews. In 2011, she assumed the iconic role of Morticia Addams alongside Roger Rees in the hit Broadway show, "The Addams Family." Shields appeared in the acclaimed ensemble "Girls Talk," written and directed by Roger Kumble. She also had her critically acclaimed nightclub debut at Feinstein's at The Loews Regency, performing "In My Life," a freewheeling music and stand-up romp through her life's ups and downs. The show sold out its entire run.
In addition to her professional career, Brooke continues to be a strong advocate for women’s issues and keeping the arts alive in schools. She is a happily married mother of two beautiful daughters.
This fundraising event is limited to 100 guests. $750 of each ticket is tax deductible.
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5pm Reception 6pm Dinner 7:30 Performance$1,500.00+$37.50 service fee