PHOTO CALL: Nancy Opel, Stanley Bahorek, Dick Cavett, Cherry Jones, Kathleen Chalfant, Melanie and More Honor Frances Sternhagen at Abingdon Gala

Abingdon Theatre Company celebrated its 2013-14 season with Abingdon: Swinging On a Star, a benefit gala and dinner, Oct. 7 at Espace.

Dick Cavett hosted the evening, which began at 6 PM and honored actress Frances Sternhagen as well as Barbara Blair Randall, president of New York’s Fashion Center Business Improvement District, and actress Sheila Ball Burkert.

Performers included Tony nominee Nancy Opel, Stanley Bahorek and Laura Daniel. Donald Brenner directed with musical direction by Joshua Zecher-Ross.

Presenters and guests included playwright A.R. Gurney, Kathleen Chalfant, Cherry Jones, Sloane Shelton, Lois Smith, musician Melanie, members of the Act II…Gether Youth Troupe and artist Kyle Hardin DeWoody.

Proceeds benefit Abingdon Theatre Company's mission to develop and produce new American plays.