DGA presents Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars: The Presidential Edition

11/2/2016 2:48pm

Dramatists Guild Fund President Andrew Lippa and Executive Dir Rachel Routh have announced performers of the nonprofit’s Benefit Gala Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars: The Presidential Edition on Mon Nov 7th at 6:30 PM at Gotham Hall (1356 B'way.) The evening pays tribute to legendary writers and recognizes their significant contributions to American theater. The event features playwrights, lyricists and composers introducing the stars who brought their work to life on stage, including Nell Benjamin, Mindi DicksteinCarol Hall, Tom Kitt, Nan KnightonRobert Schenkkan, Stephen Schwartz & Stephen Sondheim. Joining the evening’s lineup will be Tituss Burgess, Hannah EllessMandy GonzalezDouglas SillsKate Baldwin Aaron Tveit. Mr Sondheim will debut “The Flag Song” from ASSASSINS which was cut before performances began and Nell Benjamin and Tom Kitt will debut a song from their new musical DAVE, performed by Christopher Sieber. In addition, DGF will honor patrons of the arts and philanthropists, John Breglio, Georgina Chapman & Keren Craig and Linda G LevyAnnette Jolles will direct the gala with a script by Jonathan Tolins and Music Direction by Charlie Rosen. Casting is by Tara Rubin Casting. For tickets and more information, please visit www.dgfund.org/gala. Press contact: Sam Rudy Media Relations (212/575-0263)...