By Adam Hetrick
29 Nov 2012
The annual Gimme a Break! gala begins at 6 PM. Those honored will receive the "Transporting American Theatre" Award for their outstanding contributions to the American theatre.
Tony Award-nominated Peter and the Starcatcher playwright Rick Elice will present Borle ("Smash") with his honor. Borle originated the role of Black Stache in the Off-Broadway and Broadway productions of Starcatcher, earning a Tony for his work.
Tony Award-winning Memphis book writer and lyricist Joe DiPietro will present Memphis producer Frost with her honor; while Tony Award-winning costume designer William Ivey Long, who has collaborated with Huntley on numerous productions including The Producers and Hairspray, will present Huntley with his award.
Julie Halston will host the awards ceremony that will include performances from Broadway stars sharing their "big break" moments in story and song.