Playwrights Gala Will Honor Work of James Lapine, Bruce Norris, Stephen Sondheim, Alfred Uhry, Wendy Wasserstein, Doug Wright

News   Playwrights Gala Will Honor Work of James Lapine, Bruce Norris, Stephen Sondheim, Alfred Uhry, Wendy Wasserstein, Doug Wright
 
Playwrights Horizons' annual Spring Gala, which is entitled The Highest Standard, will be held June 11 at the event space 583 Park Avenue.

James Lapine
James Lapine Photo by Aubrey Reuben

The evening will celebrate Playwrights' five Pulitzer Prize-winning productions and honor the creators of their memorable works. The honorees are James Lapine (Sunday in the Park with George), Bruce Norris (Clybourne Park), Stephen Sondheim (Sunday in the Park with George), Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy), the late Wendy Wasserstein (The Heidi Chronicles) and Doug Wright (I Am My Own Wife). 

The evening will feature songs from Sunday in the Park with George, excerpts from the Pulitzer Prize-winning plays and tributes by those connected to the projects.  Participating artists will be announced in the coming weeks.

Playwrights Horizons is a not-for-profit organization, and almost 40 percent of its annual budget is supported by donations from individuals and institutions. The Spring Gala is the organization’s largest fundraising event of the year, with donations earmarked to support six annual productions, the development of new plays and musicals, a Theatrical Residency Program and ticket subsidy initiatives. 

The gala will begin at 6 PM with cocktails and a silent auction followed by dinner at 7:45 PM and the evening's entertainment.

Ticket prices for the Gala start at $1,000 and can be reserved by calling Michelle Kiefel at (212) 564-1235, ext. 3143.

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