Dramatists Guild Gala to Honor Rosie O'Donnell and Rosie's Broadway Kids

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A host of top Broadway stars will take part in The Dramatists Guild Fund's annual benefit gala, which will honor Rosie O'Donnell and Rosie's Broadway Kids.

Entitled Star Turns: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars!, the April 20 evening at the Hudson Theatre will be directed by Dan Foster and hosted by Julie Halston.

The one-night-only event will boast the talents of Alan Alda, Jane Alexander, Christine Ebersole, James Earl Jones, LaChanze, Nathan Lane, Jefferson Mays, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Idina Menzel, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Karen Olivo, Bernadette Peters, David Hyde Pierce and B.D. Wong. The stars will be introduced by the writers whose work they will be performing.

Gretchen Cryer, President of The Dramatists Guild Fund, said in a statement, "We've always been grateful for Rosie's ebullient support of the theater - but now, most importantly, we are honoring her determination to bring the transformational power of the theater to a new generation of kids - kids who wouldn't have gotten a chance to experience it otherwise."

The evening will begin with cocktails at 6:30 PM followed by dinner at 7:30 PM and the show at 8:30 PM.

The mission of the Dramatists Guild Fund is "to aid and nurture writers for the theater; to fund non-profit theaters producing contemporary American works; and to heighten awareness, appreciation, and support of theater across the country." The Hudson Theatre is located within the Millennium Hotel, 145 West 44th Street. Tickets are priced $1,000 per person. For more information call The Center for Creative Resources at (212) 864-7827 or visit www.dgfund.org.

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