A star-studded lineup of performers and presenters has been announced for the 2023 Dramatists Guild Foundation Gala, which will be held October 23 at Ziegfeld Ballroom.
Hosted by Amber Ruffin, the evening will include performances and appearances by Patti LuPone, Deborah Cox, Stephen Schwartz, Eric McCormack, Collin Hancock, Lynn Ahrens, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Todd London, Rebekah Greer Melocik, Sarah Ruhl, Stephen Schwartz, Benjamin Velez, Jacob Yandura, and Dramatists Guild Foundation President Andrew Lippa.
This year's gala will honor Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage and media producer and philanthropist Leonard Majzlin. Nottage is the first woman to win two Pulitzer Prizes for drama. The prolific playwright has penned Intimate Apparel the Opera, Clyde's, The Secret Life of Bees, Sweat, Ruined, and more. Majzlin is the Media Advisor to the Dramatists Guild Foundation's Legacy Project, a series of video documentaries featuring prominent American playwrights, lyricists and composers interviewed by younger playwrights, discussing the craft of writing for the theatre. Much of his career has also included developing exhibits for museums: his work has been at BAM, The Museum at Eldridge Street, The Jewish Museum, The Arizona Historical Society, and The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and more.
The gala, aiming to support playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists through financial resources and education-driven programming, will be held at the Ziegfeld Ballroom October 23. The cocktail reception begins at 6 PM, and dinner and performances begins at 7 PM. The Dramatists Guild Foundation Gala is presented by Creative Partners Productions, with additional support from Broadway Licensing.
Individual tickets, tables, and sponsorship opportunities are available now. Visit DGFGala.com for more information.