Two-time Tony winners Donna Murphy and Victoria Clark have joined the starry roster of artists set to help celebrate Abingdon Theatre Company's 31st anniversary at its October 23 gala. The event, honoring The Vagina Monologues playwright V and two-time Tony nominee Mary Beth Peil, will be held at Edison Ballroom.
They will join the previously announced Tony winner Bonnie Milligan, Jeannette Bayardelle, Carolee Carmello, Mandy Gonzalez, Samantha Pauly, Maria Bilbao, Kennedy Caughell, Kara Lindsay, Amy Hargreaves, Shereen Pimentel, Carrie St. Louis, Michelle Williams, Rosario Dawson, Christine Ebersole, Katie Finneran, Laura Benanti, Kate Baldwin, L Morgan Lee, Mary Testa, Bianca Marroquín, Lesli Margherita, Scarlett Strallen, Dee Roscioli, and Ilda Mason.
Abingdon Artistic Director Chad Austin is directing the evening, which will include cocktails, dinner, and a live performance. Deidre Goodwin is choreographing, and Robbie Cowan will music direct.
Peil will be recognized with Abingdon's Legacy Award, honoring her nearly four-decade-long career on the Broadway and Off-Broadway stage. Peil began her career in the world of opera, coming to the musical theatre stage in 1983 in a Minnesota Opera production of Kiss Me, Kate. In the years since, she's starred on Broadway in The King and I, Nine, Sunday in the Park With George, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Follies, The Visit, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, and Anastasia.
Abingdon most recently presented Robin & Me: My Little Spark of Madness, written and performed by Dave Droxler and directed by Austin.
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