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Hollywood star surprises and nearly everyone wears black to celebrate director's 25th anniversary

Star surprises and everyone wears black to toast director's milestone

13 Gregory Boyd, left, and Hal Holbrook Alley Theatre Celebrates Gregory Boyd's 25th Anniversary as Artistic Director February 2015
Gregory Boyd, left, and Hal Holbrook. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
15 Lynn Wyatt, left, and Cornelia Long Alley Theatre Celebrates Gregory Boyd's 25th Anniversary as Artistic Director February 2015
Lynn Wyatt, left, and Cornelia Long. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
19 James Black Alley Theatre Celebrates Gregory Boyd's 25th Anniversary as Artistic Director February 2015
Alley actor/director James Black and his wife, Elizabeth Black, right. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
16 Josie de Guzman, left, and Cynthia Petrello Alley Theatre Celebrates Gregory Boyd's 25th Anniversary as Artistic Director February 2015
Josie de Guzman, left, and Cynthia Petrello. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
10 Jerry Finger, left, with Karen and Jonathan Finger Alley Theatre Celebrates Gregory Boyd's 25th Anniversary as Artistic Director February 2015
Jerry Finger, left, with Karen and Jonathan Finger. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
News, Shelby, Gregory Boyd 25th anniversary, Feb. 2015, Patty Hubbard, Molly Hubbard
Patty Hubbard, left, and Molly Hubbard. Photo by Priscilla Dickson
1 Dean Gladden and Kathryn Ketelsen Alley Theatre Celebrates Gregory Boyd's 25th Anniversary as Artistic Director February 2015
Dean Gladden and Kathryn Ketelsen. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
4 George and Lois Stark Alley Theatre Celebrates Gregory Boyd's 25th Anniversary as Artistic Director February 2015
George and Lois Stark. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
17 Cathy and Jesse Marion Alley Theatre Celebrates Gregory Boyd's 25th Anniversary as Artistic Director February 2015
Cathy and Jesse Marion. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
18 Andrew Cordes, from left, Theresa Rebeck and Brian Teichman Alley Theatre Celebrates Gregory Boyd's 25th Anniversary as Artistic Director February 2015
Andrew Cordes, from left, Theresa Rebeck and Brian Teichman. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
6 Chris Hutchison, from left, Elizabeth Bunch and Carmen and Butch Mach Alley Theatre Celebrates Gregory Boyd's 25th Anniversary as Artistic Director February 2015
Chris Hutchison, from left, Elizabeth Bunch and Carmen and Butch Mach. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
8 Connie and Roger Plank Alley Theatre Celebrates Gregory Boyd's 25th Anniversary as Artistic Director February 2015
Connie and Roger Plank. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
5 Joe Engler, from left, Melissa Pritchett, Katie Carter and Jay Sullivan Alley Theatre Celebrates Gregory Boyd's 25th Anniversary as Artistic Director February 2015
Joe Engler, from left, Melissa Pritchett, Katie Carter and Jay Sullivan. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
9 Beverly and Staman Ogilvie Alley Theatre Celebrates Gregory Boyd's 25th Anniversary as Artistic Director February 2015
Beverly and Staman Ogilvie. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
14 Steve Wyatt, left, and Ford Hubbard Alley Theatre Celebrates Gregory Boyd's 25th Anniversary as Artistic Director February 2015
Steve Wyatt, left, and Ford Hubbard. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
2 Mady and Ken Kades Alley Theatre Celebrates Gregory Boyd's 25th Anniversary as Artistic Director February 2015
Mady and Ken Kades. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
3 Larry and Deana Blackburn Alley Theatre Celebrates Gregory Boyd's 25th Anniversary as Artistic Director February 2015
Larry and Deana Blackburn. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
13 Gregory Boyd, left, and Hal Holbrook Alley Theatre Celebrates Gregory Boyd's 25th Anniversary as Artistic Director February 2015
15 Lynn Wyatt, left, and Cornelia Long Alley Theatre Celebrates Gregory Boyd's 25th Anniversary as Artistic Director February 2015
19 James Black Alley Theatre Celebrates Gregory Boyd's 25th Anniversary as Artistic Director February 2015
16 Josie de Guzman, left, and Cynthia Petrello Alley Theatre Celebrates Gregory Boyd's 25th Anniversary as Artistic Director February 2015
10 Jerry Finger, left, with Karen and Jonathan Finger Alley Theatre Celebrates Gregory Boyd's 25th Anniversary as Artistic Director February 2015
News, Shelby, Gregory Boyd 25th anniversary, Feb. 2015, Patty Hubbard, Molly Hubbard
1 Dean Gladden and Kathryn Ketelsen Alley Theatre Celebrates Gregory Boyd's 25th Anniversary as Artistic Director February 2015
4 George and Lois Stark Alley Theatre Celebrates Gregory Boyd's 25th Anniversary as Artistic Director February 2015
17 Cathy and Jesse Marion Alley Theatre Celebrates Gregory Boyd's 25th Anniversary as Artistic Director February 2015
18 Andrew Cordes, from left, Theresa Rebeck and Brian Teichman Alley Theatre Celebrates Gregory Boyd's 25th Anniversary as Artistic Director February 2015
6 Chris Hutchison, from left, Elizabeth Bunch and Carmen and Butch Mach Alley Theatre Celebrates Gregory Boyd's 25th Anniversary as Artistic Director February 2015
8 Connie and Roger Plank Alley Theatre Celebrates Gregory Boyd's 25th Anniversary as Artistic Director February 2015
5 Joe Engler, from left, Melissa Pritchett, Katie Carter and Jay Sullivan Alley Theatre Celebrates Gregory Boyd's 25th Anniversary as Artistic Director February 2015
9 Beverly and Staman Ogilvie Alley Theatre Celebrates Gregory Boyd's 25th Anniversary as Artistic Director February 2015
14 Steve Wyatt, left, and Ford Hubbard Alley Theatre Celebrates Gregory Boyd's 25th Anniversary as Artistic Director February 2015
2 Mady and Ken Kades Alley Theatre Celebrates Gregory Boyd's 25th Anniversary as Artistic Director February 2015
3 Larry and Deana Blackburn Alley Theatre Celebrates Gregory Boyd's 25th Anniversary as Artistic Director February 2015

Alley Theatre artistic director Gregory Boyd's signature black became the celebratory color of the evening when more than 150 Alley board members, patrons and their guests took over the River Oaks Country Club ballroom to salute Boyd's 25 years at the helm of the Tony Award-winning theater. 

Longtime Alley supporters Patty Hubbard, Kathryn Ketelsen, Lillie Robertson, Lois Stark and Lynn Wyatt chaired the toast to Boyd. For this special evening, Emmy Award-winning actor with numerous Broadway, Hollywood and TV credits Hal Holbrook joined the party. A Boyd BFF, Holbrook has starred in several Alley productions.

Alley Theatre managing director Dean Gladden served as emcee for the evening that featured rounds of praise and Boyd recollections from Ketelsen, actor/director and 29-year Alley veteran James Black and playwright Theresa Rebeck, who has had five plays produced at the theater. 

Among those applauding Boyd were Cynthia and Tony Petrello, Jim Ketelsen, Cornelia and Meredith Long, Ten Eyck Swackhamer, Steve Wyatt, Deana and Larry Blackburn, George Stark, Molly and Ford Hubbard, Connie and Roger Plank, Josie de Guzman, Cathy and Jesse Marion and Mady and Ken Kades.

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