Broadway favorites Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, and Justin Guarini performed at the event aimed at establishing a museum honoring the late Broadway icon.
The program, co-founded by Taylor Louderman, celebrates emerging musical theatre writers.
Katona joins the organization after more than three decades as a theatre educator.
The new musical, currently playing Off-Broadway's Tony Kiser Theater, is based on the Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer novel.
The organization has also revealed this year's EdTA Award recipients.
The evening performance will feature pieces by Lynn Nottage, Arianna Afsar, Kenyatta Hughes, and more.
The theatre educators will be brought to New York City to work one-on-one with Broadway professionals.
The development professional was instrumental in creating and funding programs that have shaped the lives of thousands of students and teachers nationwide.
The event will welcome attendees both in person and virtually.