Christine Baranski, Terrence McNally, and More Join MTC Benefit

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The star-studded benefit will honor two-time Tony winner Nathan Lane.
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Manhattan Theatre Club is preparing to honor two-time Tony winner Nathan Lane, back on Broadway in the revival of The Front Page, at its 2016 fall benefit November 21 at 583 Park Avenue in New York. The evening is set to feature a star-studded lineup of Lane’s colleagues and friends, including Into the Woods star and Golden Globe nominee Christine Baranski, playwright Terrence McNally, The Front Page co-star John Slattery, and Tony winners Brian Dennehy and Matthew Broderick.

Also joining them will be Jenni Barber, Mike Birbiglia, Mark Linn-Baker, Andrea Martin, Jack O’Brien, Seth Rudetsky, Lewis J. Stadlen, and Susan Stroman. Jerry Zaks will direct the evening, with a creative team made up of Justin Townsend (lighting designer), Dan Gerhard (sound designer), and Jason Michael Webb (musical director).

Lane, who served on MTC’s Board of Directors from 1994-2007, has starred in six plays produced by the Broadway and Off-Broadway company: Claptrap; The Lisbon Traviata; Bad Habits; Lips Together, Teeth Apart; Love! Valour! Compassion!; and Mizlansky/Zilinsky or "Schmucks."

MTC’s fall benefit will kick off with cocktails followed by dinner and a tribute to Lane. All proceeds from the event will benefit the theatre. Sue Bovenkerk Slager, Sharon Sullivan, Lisa Towbin, and Susan Winter are co-chairs of the evening.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit or call (212) 399-3000, ext. 4147.

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