Ebersole and Murphy to Host Drama League Benefit Honoring Lane and Comley

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Two two-time Tony Award winners, Christine Ebersole and Donna Murphy, will join forces to host the Drama League's annual all-star gala, A Musical Celebration of Broadway.
Donna Murphy will be among the performers honoring Schoenfeld and Klein.
Donna Murphy will be among the performers honoring Schoenfeld and Klein. Photo by Aubrey Reuben

The Feb. 2, 2009, benefit will be held at New York's famed Rainbow Room and will honor producers Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley as well as the 25th anniversary of The Drama League Directors Project.

The evening will boast performances that highlight the careers of Lane and Comley, as well as past Broadway productions helmed by alumni of The Drama League Directors Project.

Johanna McKeon and Roger Danforth will direct A Musical Celebration of Broadway, which will feature choreography by Tony winner Cady Huffman and musical direction by David Krane. Stephen Cole will pen the salute.

Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley's recent producing credits include Sunday in the Park with George, Legally Blonde, The 39 Steps, Cyrano De Bergerac, Jay Johnson: The Two & Only and the current revival of American Buffalo. Lane also produced the Tony-winning Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Will Rogers Follies and La Cage aux Folles.

Founded by former Drama League President Julia Hansen, the Directors Project, according to press notes, is aimed at "identifying and helping young, talented directors to bridge the gap between academic training and professional success."

The evening will begin at 7 PM with a cocktail reception and silent auction/raffle followed by dinner at 8 PM and the performance.

Tickets, priced $900-$2,500, are available by calling Roger Calderon at (212) 244-9494, ext. 5. For more information visit www.dramaleague.org.

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Proceeds will benefit The Drama League, which was founded in 1916 as "an association of theatre professionals and patrons dedicated to encouraging the finest in professional theatre and has since then developed into the theatre's premiere service organization."

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