Williamstown Gala, With David Hyde Pierce, Steven Pasquale, Kelli O'Hara, Matthew Broderick, Held Nov. 18

By Adam Hetrick
18 Nov 2012

Steven Pasquale
Steven Pasquale
Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick hosts the Williamstown Theatre Festival's Nov. 18 benefit, honoring late writer-director Abe Burrows, at the Edison Ballroom. David Hyde Pierce, Steven Pasquale and Kelli O'Hara are among the performers.

Pasquale ("Rescue Me") and four-time Tony nominee O'Hara (South Pacific, The Light in the Piazza, Nice Work If You Can Get It) co-starred in the Williamstown world premiere of Far From Heaven last summer. The musical will premiere Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons in spring 2013.

Tony winner Pierce (Curtains) directed a revival of The Importance of Being Earnest at Williamstown last summer.

The three are joined by Greg Naughton, Tony nominee Malcolm Gets (Ten Cents a Dance, The Story of My Life) and more for the evening's performances.

The 6:30 PM gala celebrates the work of Burrows, who penned the books for Guys and Dolls, Silk Stockings, Can-Can and the Pulitzer Prize-winning How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. He also directed Cactus Flower, What Makes Sammy Run?, Two On the Aisle and the original productions of Can-Can and How to Succeed.

For further information on the gala, visit wtfestival.org.