2017 BENEFIT GALA
A Musical Celebration of Broadway
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2017
768 Fifth Avenue • New York City
The Drama League of New York's 34th Annual Benefit Gala will be held on Monday evening, November 6th, 2017 at The Plaza (768 Fifth Avenue) in New York City. Additional details regarding honorees and ticket options to be announced!
The 2017 Benefit Gala is a black-tie celebration of theater and arts advocacy, featuring a cocktail reception, silent auction, an elegant three-course meal, and a special performance by acclaimed performers from Broadway, the West End, and Hollywood.
Funds raised by the event support The Drama League’s educational programs for aspiring artists, including the internationally acclaimed Directors Project. The award-winning initiative, which began in 1982 and whose alumni now number over 300, has been instrumental in launching the careers of top theater directors including Tony Award winners Rebecca Taichman (Indecent), Christopher Ashley (Come From Away), Sam Gold (Fun Home, The Glass Menagerie, Othello), Diane Paulus (Waitress), Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Amélie), Michael Mayer (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Burn This), John Rando (On The Town); Tony Award nominees Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812), Mark Brokaw (Heisenberg), Moritz von Steulpnagel (Present Laughter, Hand to God) and Alex Timbers (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson); Obie and Emmy Award winners Lear deBessonet, R.J. Cutler, and Anne Kaufmann (A Life), to name a few. ‘Drama League Directors’ have also been honored with Grammy, Peabody, Drama Desk, GLAAD, Drama League, New York Drama Critics Circle, Outer Critics, Evening Standard, Lucille Lortel, Bessie, Princess Grace, Garland, Drama-Logue, Barrymore, Helen Hayes, Elliot Norton, and Joseph Jefferson Awards, and have directed Academy Award-nominated films and Pulitzer Prize-winning plays.
The Drama League of New York, since 1916, has been at the forefront of the American theater community, providing talent, audiences, and prosperous support. It is one of the nation’s oldest continuously-operating, not-for-profit arts advocacy and education organizations. Through its programs, initiatives and events, The Drama League serves over 3,000 artists and 15,000 audience members each season with over 150 events and programs.
The Drama League gratefully acknowledges our generous sponsors, including Lead Season Sponsor Resolution Life; Delta Air Lines, the Official Air Line of The Drama League; MAC Cosmetics, the Official Make-Up Partner of The Drama League; and Starbright Floral Designs, Official Florist of The Drama League.
BENEFIT GALA SPONSOR
OFFICIAL AIR LINE OF THE DRAMA LEAGUE
OFFICIAL MAKE-UP PARTNER OF THE DRAMA LEAGUE