Gregg Edelman and Billy Porter Will Perform at Primary Stages' Night to Remember Gala Honoring Pulitzer Winners

News   Gregg Edelman and Billy Porter Will Perform at Primary Stages' Night to Remember Gala Honoring Pulitzer Winners
 
Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning lyricist Sheldon Harnick will be part of Primary Stages' November Night to Remember Gala, honoring recipients of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Nov. 9 at the Edison Ballroom.

Gregg Edelman performs.
Gregg Edelman performs.

David Richenthal, who produced the Pulitzer-winning dramas The Kentucky Cycle, The Young Man from Atlanta and I Am My Own Wife, will serve as the event chair for the 6:30 PM evening.

In the past, the annual event has honored an individual or group who has made major contributions to the American theatre. The upcoming gala has named an honorary committee of Pulitzer winners whose work will be celebrated. 

They include Edward Albee, David Auburn, Michael Cristofer, Nilo Cruz, Charles Fuller, Frank Gilroy, Sheldon Harnick, Beth Henley, Tom Kitt, James Lapine, Tracy Letts, David Lindsay-Abaire, Donald Margulies, Marsha Norman, Bruce Norris, Lynn Nottage, Robert Schenkkan, Stephen Sondheim, Alfred Uhry, Paula Vogel, Doug Wright and Brian Yorkey.

Among the Pulitzer winners confirmed to attend are Harnick, Henley, Letts, Margulies, Norman, Norris, Schenkkan and Wright.

The gala will offer performances from several Pulitzer-winning works, including Harnick's Fiorello! Harnick will also perform alongside Gregg Edelman and Billy Porter. Michael Lavine will serve as musical director. "For 27 years, we have been dedicated to playwrights and new work. At this event, we honor this group of Pulitzer Prize winning artists who have been at the forefront of new work since the Pulitzer Prize for Drama was first awarded in 1918. It is we who are honored to have this opportunity to celebrate them and their work," said Primary Stages founder and executive producer Casey Childs in a statement.

Gala proceeds benefit Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts, Dorothy Strelsin New American Writers Group, PrimeTime Reading Series, commissions and workshops, and other educational initiatives.

For tickets, beginning at $600, phone (212) 840-9705 or e-mail specialevents@primarystages.org. For more information, visit primarystages.org.

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