Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars: The Presidential Edition
Tituss Burgess, Hannah Elless, Christopher Sieber Mandy Gonzalez, Douglas Sills, Kate Baldwin, Aaron Tveit
Join Dramatists Guild Fund Gala Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars: The Presidential Edition
Gotham Hall in New York City
Directed by Annette Jolles
Dramatists Guild Fund President Andrew Lippa and Executive Director Rachel Routh announce performers of the nonprofit’s Benefit Gala Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars: The Presidential Edition on November 7th at Gotham Hall in New York. The annual Benefit Gala is the most critical fundraising event of the year for the Dramatists Guild Fund, the charitable arm of the Dramatists Guild of America. The evening pays tribute to legendary writers and recognizes their significant contributions to American theater.
The event features legendary playwrights, lyricists and composers introducing the stars who brought their work to life on stage, including Nell Benjamin, Mindi Dickstein, Carol Hall, Tom Kitt, Nan Knighton, Robert Schenkkan, Stephen Schwartz, and Stephen Sondheim.
Joining the evening’s lineup will be Tituss Burgess performing “The Star-Spangled Banner,” Hannah Elless performing “Astonishing” from LITTLE WOMEN, Mandy Gonzalez performing “Satisfied” from HAMILTON, Douglas Sills performing “Into the Fire” from THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, Kate Baldwin performing “Hard Candy Christmas” from THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS, and Aaron Tveit performing “Morning Glow” from PIPPIN. Stephen 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. Additional casting to be announced.
In addition, DGF will honor patrons of the arts and philanthropists, John Breglio – Producer, Author, Lawyer; Georgina Chapman & Keren Craig – Marchesa Co-Founders and Designers; and Linda G. Levy – Patron of the Arts.
Annette Jolles will direct the gala in New York City at Gotham Hall (1356 Broadway) with a script by Jonathan Tolins and Music Direction by Charlie Rosen. Casting by Tara Rubin Casting.
For tickets and more information on DGF’s Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars: The Presidential Edition visit:www.dgfund.org/gala