PHOTO CALL: Laura Benanti, David Hyde Pierce, Steven Pasquale, Kelli O'Hara and More at the Williamstown Gala

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19 Nov 2012

Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick hosted 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 were 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.



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Steven Pasquale and Laura Benanti
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The three were 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 celebrated 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.