Dramatists Guild Gala, Honoring Rosie O'Donnell and Rosie's Broadway Kids, Presented April 20

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A host of top Broadway stars are scheduled to be part of The Dramatists Guild Fund's annual benefit gala, honoring Rosie O'Donnell and Rosie's Broadway Kids, on April 20.
Rosie O'Donnell
Rosie O'Donnell Photo by Dana Fineman

Entitled Star Turns: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars!, the evening at the Hudson Theatre is directed by Dan Foster and hosted by Julie Halston. The one-night-only event also boasts the talents of Bernadette Peters, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Jefferson Mays, Idina Menzel, Nathan Lane, Christine Ebersole, David Hyde Pierce, LaChanze, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jane Alexander, B.D. Wong, Karen Olivo and Alan Alda. The stars will be introduced by the writers whose work they will be performing.

Gretchen Cryer, President of The Dramatists Guild Fund, said in a statement, "We've always been grateful for Rosie's ebullient support of the theatre — but now, most importantly, we are honoring her determination to bring the transformational power of the theater to a new generation of kids — kids who wouldn't have gotten a chance to experience it otherwise."

The evening begins with cocktails at 6:30 PM followed by dinner at 7:30 PM and the show at 8:30 PM.

The mission of the Dramatists Guild Fund 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."

The Hudson Theatre is located within the Millennium Hotel, 145 West 44th Street. Tickets are priced $1,000 per person. For more information call The Center for Creative Resources at (212) 864-7827 or visit www.dgfund.org.

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