Helen Forbes Fields, Lorna Wisham, Darnella Robertson and Ariana Kirkpatrick

Nidha and Ravi Chirumamilla with Amy and Madison Brady

On Saturday, June 10, Playhouse Square hosted its annual Center Stage Benefit presented by The Cleveland Browns and KeyBank. Co-chaired by Dee Haslam and Beth Mooney, the event raised $500,000 to support Playhouse Square’s innovative arts education programs, including streaming initiatives, sensory-friendly performances and social justice series. Six hundred attendees enjoyed a cocktail reception in the Connor Palace & Mimi Ohio Theatres to begin the evening, followed by a seated dinner in the Allen Theatre. Guests had the opportunity to experience a performance of the KeyBank Broadway Series show “Moulin Rouge! the Musical” at the KeyBank State Theatre, and they ended the evening with dessert and dancing in the KeyBank State Theatre lobby alongside “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” cast members. STORY SUBMITTED BY PLAYHOUSE SQUARE/PHOTOGRAPHS BY DAN MILNER