This year’s event honors legendary playwrights, composers and lyricists who have greatly impacted the American theatre. Michael Urie will host the evening, which will be directed by Noah Himmelstein.
The gala, according to press notes, will "feature legendary theater elite and the stars who have brought their works to life on stage." These artists include Stephen Sondheim with Bernadette Peters, Stephen Schwartz with Ben Vereen, Michael John LaChiusa with Toni Collette, George C. Wolfe with Tonya Pinkins, Alan Menken with Jeremy Jordan, Andrew Lippa with Norbert Leo Butz, Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty with Marin Mazzie, Theresa Rebeck with Julie White, Marsha Norman & Jason Robert Brown with Steven Pasquale and Kelli O’Hara, John Guare with Elizabeth Marvel, and Adam Guettel with Kelli O'Hara.
Patrons of the arts Roe Green, founder and CEO of Roe Green Foundation, and Don Loftus, president of Parlux LTD, will also be honored for their commitment to and support of the American theatre.
The Gala Committee includes Michael Alden, Simon Bergson, Stefany Bergson, Joseph A. Bierman, Robert H. Buchen, Deborah Dugan, Merle Duskin Kailas, Joan D. Firestone, Michael Gordon, Kevin Hager, Joanne Halev and Susan Laubach.
The evening will begin with a cocktail reception at 6:30 PM followed by the dinner and celebration at 7:30 PM.
For ticket information visit www.dramatistsguildfund.org/galacelebration.
The Dramatists Guild Fund is the public charity arm of the Dramatists Guild of America. Its mission is to "aid and nurture writers for the theater; to fund non-profit theaters producing contemporary American works; and to heighten awareness, appreciation, and support of theater across the country."