The Broadway League and the Coalition of Broadway Unions and Guilds will take time November 7 to honor artists and craftspersons who have been keeping stages lit on the Great White Way for 25, 35, and 50-plus years.
Tony Award winner David Hyde Pierce, currently starring as Horace Vandergelder opposite Bette Midler in Hello, Dolly!, will host the ninth annual Broadway Salutes, which will take place 3 PM at Sardi’s Restaurant in New York City.
The event honors not just actors, but agents, attorneys, box office treasurers, casting directors, choreographers, composers, designers, directors, dressers, managers, musicians, orchestrators, producers, publicists, stagehands, stage managers, stylists, theatre owners, ticket sellers, ushers, writers, and many more theatre professionals “who have dedicated their careers to the success of Broadway.”
Robert E. Wankel, chairman of the Broadway League, said, “It takes hundreds of gifted people working together, behind the scenes and onstage, to create and maintain the high quality of every show on Broadway. Once a year, Broadway Salutes gives us an opportunity to shine a spotlight on some of our most talented colleagues who have served our industry for many years.”
The program is being directed by Marc Bruni. Julie Menin, commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, is also expected to attend.