Roulette is thrilled to honor eclectic and prolific musician/producer Hal Willner at its 40th anniversary gala on Thursday, October 25, 2018, from 7-11PM at Roulette.
Director Jim Staley and our Board of Directors invite you to join us for delicious, buffet-style and passed fare, an open bar, a champagne toast, and performances by artists from Willner’s extensive career, including Laurie Anderson. The full lineup will be announced shortly.

Mr. Willner’s unexpected approach to curation and music production has made him one of the most refreshing musical connectors of our time. His many tribute albums and live events celebrate unlikely collaborations—his Kurt Weill tribute records feature the likes of Sting, Charlie Haden, Lou Reed, Nick Cave; while his Amarcord Nino Rota tribute album features Wynton and Bradford Marsalis, Bill Frisell, Muhal Richard Abrams; his Disney album features performances by artists like Sun Ra, and Ringo Starr; and his live events bring together dozens of leading creative voices across film, comedy, music, and theater. He has been the sketch music producer of Saturday Night Live for the past 30 years, and is currently working on his next album, a tribute to T. Rex.

All proceeds from the evening go to the creation of Roulette’s Future Fund—a multi-purpose reserve fund to help build a strong, sustainable future for our organization and the artists we present. Support for the Future Fund will be matched up to $150,000 by the Howard Gilman Foundation.

Tickets and More Information

Anniversary Level — $7,500/table of 10 || $750/seat

Founder Level — $5,000/table of 10 || $500/seat

Premium Level [SOLD OUT] — $3,000/table of 8 || $375/seat [SOLD OUT]

Gold Level — $1,000/table of 4 || $250/seat

Prime Mezzanine Seating || $150

Mezzanine Seating || $100

For questions or more information, please contact Emily Bookwalter, Director of Development, at, 917.267.2440


Joseph Walker, co-chair

Sean Buffington
MV Carbon
Dick Connette
Mario Diaz de Leon
Robert Flynt
Paul + Rochelle Gertner
Simon Hanes
Anne Hemenway
Pauline Kim
John King
Gordon Knox
John Madsen
Stéphanie Palmer
Zeena Parkins
Tomeka Reid
Ned Rothenberg
Jason Weiss
*list in formation

photo: Andrew White for The New York Times