Photo Coverage: Debra Messing, Marlo Thomas & More Honor Linda Lavin at Vineyard Theatre

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Stars of both stage and screen joined the celebration when the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning Vineyard Theatre honored Tony Award-winner Linda Lavin at the Off-Broadway company's annual Gala on Monday, March 12 at the Hudson Theater in Manhattan. Ms. Lavin made her Vineyard Theatre debut earlier this season in the critically acclaimed production of Nicky Silver's play THE LYONS and will again star in THE LYONS when the play moves to Broadway next month starting April 5 at the Cort Theatre.

BroadwayWorld brings you full photo coverage below!

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One of the nation´s leading non-profit theatre companies dedicated to new plays and musicals and bold programming, The Vineyard has consistently premiered provocative, groundbreaking works including the Pulitzer Prize-winning productions of Edward Albee´s THREE TALL WOMEN and Paula Vogel´s HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, Tarell Alvin McCraney´s WIG OUT!, The Civilians´ THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY, Nicky Silver´s PTERODACTYLS and RAISED IN CAPTIVITY, the Laura Nyro musical ELI´S COMIN´, A BOY AND HIS SOUL, written and performed by Colman Domingo, Adam Rapp´s THE METAL CHILDREN, Will Eno´s MIDDLETOWN, Christopher Shinn's PICKED, and most recently the acclaimed premiere of Zayd Dohrn's OUTSIDE PEOPLE, directed by Evan Cabnet in a co-production with Naked Angels. Following its premiere last fall of THE LYONS, The Vineyard co-produced with The Actors Fund a concert version of John Kander and Fred Ebb's musical THE VISIT -- starring Chita Rivera and John Cullum -- on Broadway. Next up at The Vineyard is the world premiere of NOW.HERE.THIS., from the creators of [title of show], beginning previews March 7. The Vineyard will conclude the 2011-12 season with a developmental lab production of John Kander and Greg Pierce's musical THE LANDING.

The Vineyard produced the world premiere of the musical THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS -- with music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb, book by David Thompson, and direction and choreography Susan Stroman - in March 2010 and on Broadway. Vineyard Theatre is a recipient of the Tony Award for the musical AVENUE Q and continues as producer of the musical´s current production at New World Stages in New York. The Vineyard also produced the musical [title of show] both off and on Broadway.

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Photo Credit: Stephen Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: Debra Messing, Marlo Thomas & More Honor Linda Lavin at Vineyard Theatre

Photo Coverage: Debra Messing, Marlo Thomas & More Honor Linda Lavin at Vineyard Theatre
Linda Lavin & Steve Bakunas

Photo Coverage: Debra Messing, Marlo Thomas & More Honor Linda Lavin at Vineyard Theatre
Linda Lavin

Photo Coverage: Debra Messing, Marlo Thomas & More Honor Linda Lavin at Vineyard Theatre
Julie Halston & Jim Caruso

Photo Coverage: Debra Messing, Marlo Thomas & More Honor Linda Lavin at Vineyard Theatre
Tony Roberts & Linda Lavin

Photo Coverage: Debra Messing, Marlo Thomas & More Honor Linda Lavin at Vineyard Theatre
AAaron Weinstein & Stephanie D'Abruzzio

Photo Coverage: Debra Messing, Marlo Thomas & More Honor Linda Lavin at Vineyard Theatre
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Photo Coverage: Debra Messing, Marlo Thomas & More Honor Linda Lavin at Vineyard Theatre
Steve Bakunas, Linda Lavin Billy Stritch, Sarah Paulson

Photo Coverage: Debra Messing, Marlo Thomas & More Honor Linda Lavin at Vineyard Theatre
Mario Cantone

Photo Coverage: Debra Messing, Marlo Thomas & More Honor Linda Lavin at Vineyard Theatre
Julie Halston & Charles Busch

Photo Coverage: Debra Messing, Marlo Thomas & More Honor Linda Lavin at Vineyard Theatre
Billy Stritch & Jim Caruso

Photo Coverage: Debra Messing, Marlo Thomas & More Honor Linda Lavin at Vineyard Theatre
Billy Stritch & Jim Caruso

Photo Coverage: Debra Messing, Marlo Thomas & More Honor Linda Lavin at Vineyard Theatre
Jessie Mueller

Photo Coverage: Debra Messing, Marlo Thomas & More Honor Linda Lavin at Vineyard Theatre
Colman Domingo

Photo Coverage: Debra Messing, Marlo Thomas & More Honor Linda Lavin at Vineyard Theatre
Hunter Bell, Susan Blackwell, Heidi Blickenstaff, Jeff Bowen

Photo Coverage: Debra Messing, Marlo Thomas & More Honor Linda Lavin at Vineyard Theatre
Debra Messing

Photo Coverage: Debra Messing, Marlo Thomas & More Honor Linda Lavin at Vineyard Theatre
Marlo Thomas

Photo Coverage: Debra Messing, Marlo Thomas & More Honor Linda Lavin at Vineyard Theatre
Marlo Thomas

Photo Coverage: Debra Messing, Marlo Thomas & More Honor Linda Lavin at Vineyard Theatre
Liz Larsen

Photo Coverage: Debra Messing, Marlo Thomas & More Honor Linda Lavin at Vineyard Theatre
Sarah Paulson Michael Tucker, Jill Eikenberry, Tony Roberts

Photo Coverage: Debra Messing, Marlo Thomas & More Honor Linda Lavin at Vineyard Theatre
Sarah Paulson, Michael Tucker, Jill Eikenberry,Tony Roberts

Photo Coverage: Debra Messing, Marlo Thomas & More Honor Linda Lavin at Vineyard Theatre
Celia Weston

Photo Coverage: Debra Messing, Marlo Thomas & More Honor Linda Lavin at Vineyard Theatre
Stephanie D'Abruzzo

Photo Coverage: Debra Messing, Marlo Thomas & More Honor Linda Lavin at Vineyard Theatre
John Guare

Photo Coverage: Debra Messing, Marlo Thomas & More Honor Linda Lavin at Vineyard Theatre
Douglas Aibel & Sarah Stern

Photo Coverage: Debra Messing, Marlo Thomas & More Honor Linda Lavin at Vineyard Theatre
Patricia Clarkson

Photo Coverage: Debra Messing, Marlo Thomas & More Honor Linda Lavin at Vineyard Theatre
Nicky Silver

Photo Coverage: Debra Messing, Marlo Thomas & More Honor Linda Lavin at Vineyard Theatre
Nicky Silver

Photo Coverage: Debra Messing, Marlo Thomas & More Honor Linda Lavin at Vineyard Theatre
Will Chase

Photo Coverage: Debra Messing, Marlo Thomas & More Honor Linda Lavin at Vineyard Theatre
Julia Murney

Photo Coverage: Debra Messing, Marlo Thomas & More Honor Linda Lavin at Vineyard Theatre
Jennifer Garvey

Photo Coverage: Debra Messing, Marlo Thomas & More Honor Linda Lavin at Vineyard Theatre
Linda Lavin

Photo Coverage: Debra Messing, Marlo Thomas & More Honor Linda Lavin at Vineyard Theatre
Linda Lavin

Photo Coverage: Debra Messing, Marlo Thomas & More Honor Linda Lavin at Vineyard Theatre
Linda Lavin

Photo Coverage: Debra Messing, Marlo Thomas & More Honor Linda Lavin at Vineyard Theatre
Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Billy Stritch, Julie Halston, Mario Cantone,Charles Busch

Photo Coverage: Debra Messing, Marlo Thomas & More Honor Linda Lavin at Vineyard Theatre
Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Billy Stritch, Mario Cantone,Charles Busch

Photo Coverage: Debra Messing, Marlo Thomas & More Honor Linda Lavin at Vineyard Theatre

Aaron Weinstein

Photo Coverage: Debra Messing, Marlo Thomas & More Honor Linda Lavin at Vineyard Theatre

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Stephen Sorokoff Stephen's life seems to have always revolved around a camera and a piano. He studied at Manhattan School of Music and performed in the "Borsht Belt" during college vacations, where in the true DIRTY DANCING tradition he met his wife Eda. Stephen was a Board Member of the First All Children's Theater and his wife, a classical pianist, is a Board Member of Barrington Stage Co. In between he made time to be CEO of a multi national machinery company and President of a domestic Textile Mfg. Co. In retirement, he now takes pictures of his 5 grandchildren and various other performers.