The annual event — which will benefit the Fund — will be held at the Hudson Theater in the Millennium Hotel. Guare will serve as master of ceremonies with Michael Greif directing. The evening will include performances from The Apple Tree, Company, Curtains, Grey Gardens, Spring Awakening and [title of show].
Along with Chenoweth, Esparza, Monk and [title of show] stars Hunter Bell, Jeff Bowen, Susan Blackwell and Heidi Blickenstaff, the performers will also include Grey Gardens actors Erin Davie and Matt Cavenaugh as well as Spring Awakening's John Gallagher Jr. and Lauren Pritchard.
Guild award winners for this year include:
Flora Roberts Award
("presented to a theatre professional in recognition for distinguished work in the theatre")
Ed Bullins, playwright-producer Dramatists Guild Award for Lifetime Achievement
("presented in recognition of lifetime achievement in theatrical writing")
The winners of the first annual Wendy Wasserstein Prize and the Hull-Warriner Award will be announced during the gala dinner.
The finalists for the Hull-Warriner Award — "the only award given by dramatists for a dramatic work... presented to an author or team of authors in recognition of their play or musical dealing with controversial subjects involving the fields of political, religious or social mores of the times" — are as follows:
Tickets for the entire gala (including the dinner, awards presentation and performance) at the Hudson Theater in the Millennium Hotel, 145 West 44th Street, are available starting at $500 per ticket. For those tickets, contact the Dramatists Guild at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit the website at dramaguild.com.