Lena Hall and Bebe Neuwirth Among Stars Saluting Drama League Centennial Tonight

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Event at Feinstein's/54 Below celebrates the award-winning arts education organization.
Bebe Neuwirth
Bebe Neuwirth

Broadway celebrities will gather at Feinstein's/54 Below in New York Jan. 11 for cocktails, dinner, speeches and musical performances to celebrate the 100 years of service by the award-winning arts education organization, The Drama League of New York. The event is sold out.

The lineup for the evening's entertainment include Tony Award winners Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago), John Gallagher, Jr. (Spring Awakening) and Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple), Alex Brightman (School of Rock), Danielle Brooks (The Color Purple), Julie Halston (You Can't Take It With You), Adam Kantor (Fiddler on the Roof), Daniel Reichard (Jersey Boys), KT Sullivan (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), The Broadway Boys, Jesse Nager (Motown), Jesse Johnson (Wicked), Mike Backes (Jersey Boys), Jamarice Daughtry (Beautiful), Gabe Violett (Spring Awakening), and Stephen Michael Kane (Rock of Ages). Drama League Directors Project alumna Hannah Ryan (Associate Director, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) will stage the evening's entertainment.

Also on hand will be dozens of the alumni of The Drama League’s 34-year-old educational initiative, The Directors Project, including directors Mark Brokaw (Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella), West Hyler (Cirque du Soleil’s upcoming Broadway musical Paramour), James Bundy (Artistic Director, Yale Repertory Theatre), Davis McCallum (Artistic Director, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival), Cara Reichel (Producing Artistic Director, Prospect Theater Company), Jonathan Silverstein (Artistic Director, Keen Company), and many more.

Founded in 1916, The Drama League of New York has, according to press notes, "been at the forefront of the American Theatre community, providing talent, audiences, and prosperous support. It is one of the nation’s oldest continuously-operating, not-for-profit arts advocacy and education organizations. Through its programs, initiatives and events, The Drama League serves over 3,000 artists and 15,000 audience members each season with over 150 events and programs."

More information can be found at Dramaleague.org.

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