Photo Coverage: Drama League Fall Festivities with Cerveris, Testa, and Orfeh

October 26
3:54 PM 2005
The Drama League (Jano Herbosch, President) hosted its annual Fall Festivities this past Monday, October 24th from 6 8 pm at the Players Club on Gramercy Park. The 200 and more Drama League members that attended were treated to performances from Orfeh (who performed "The Buck Stops Here" from The Great American Trailer Park Musical) Michael Cerveris (who sang "I Remember" from Evening Primrose) and Mary Testa (who performed "There Will Be A Miracle" from See What I Wanna See).

 Fall Festivities is one of twenty members-only events held each year by The Drama League. Previous Drama League events gave its membership access to the annual industry-only National Alliance of Musical Theatre's Festival of New Musicals last month September and to an exclusive cocktail party with the cast of Spamalot this past May. The next event is the December 2nd Holiday Luncheon with the cast of The Woman in White.

Drama League membership begins at $85 (for introductory membership). For further information contact the Drama League at 212-244-9494 ext 27.


Mary Testa

 Harriet Inselbuch, DL Board Member and Chair of the Annual Awards Ceremony, with actress Celia Weston

Jano Herbosch, newly appointed Drama League President and Michael Goldfried, a Directors Project fellow

Roger Danforth, Artistic Director of The Directors Project, with the performers


DL members with Michael Goldfried, Directors Project fellow

The Drama League was founded in 1916 as an association of theatre professionals and patrons dedicated to encouraging the finest in professional theatre and has since then developed into the theatre's premiere service organization. The Drama League provides an unparalleled training program for emerging theatre artists through The Directors Project, which encourages and trains young talents while providing much-needed exposure and essential connections to the professional theatrical community. The Drama League's Audience Project is dedicated to building strong, passionate audiences for the American theatre, providing discounted tickets for its members to the best Broadway, Off-Broadway, and regional productions across the United States while enhancing the theatergoer's understanding and experience of live theatre through its informative panels, luncheons and discussions with leading figures in the field.

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