Actors Kristen Johnston and Frank Whaley will host the 6:30 PM evening, which will honor Shawn and Wistow with the Michael Mendelson Award for Outstanding Commitment to Theater.
Shawn's plays also include Our Late Night (Obie Award), A Thought in Three Parts, Mourner and Grasses of a Thousand Colors, as well as the adaptation for the 2006 revival of The Threepenny Opera. As an actor, Shawn has appeared in Manhattan, Radio Days, Vanya on 42nd Street, The Fever and Hurlyburly. The New Group is currently staging a revival of his play Marie and Bruce through May 7.
Gala tickets are available by phoning (212) 244-3380, ext. 314. Visit TheNewGroup.