Photo Coverage: Elaine Stritch & More Celebrate Theatreworks 50th Anniversary

Theatreworks USA hosted its 50th Anniversary Celebration gala last night, February 12, 2012 at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.

Broadway legend and Tony Award winner Elaine Stritch appeared as the Special Guest Performer for the gala, which also featured appearances from Special Guest Presenters Kathleen Chalfant, Nathan Lane and Sara Ramirez

BroadwayWorld was on hand and brings you photo coverage below!

Hosted by Charles Busch and Julie Halston, Theatreworks USA's 50th Anniversary Celebration also featured performances from Randy Aaron; Jill Abramowitz; The Book of Mormon cast members Jared Gertner and Nic Rouleau; Brad "Gorilla" Carbone; Matt Castle; Ryan Duncan; Mary Faber; Forever Plaid cast members Bradley Beahen, Frank Galgano, Robb Sapp and Jim Walton; Hudson Flynn; Ann Harada; Sheldon and Margery Harnick; Rose Hemingway; Gwen Hollander; Jamie LaVerdiere; Ian Niederhoffer; Brad Oscar; John Tartaglia; Alan W. Taylor and the Just Off-Broadway Youth Ensemble.

The 50th Anniversary Celebration gala honored five individuals whose longtime professional contributions to Theatreworks USA have helped to shape the organization's impressive five-decades-long history of producing top-quality professional theatre for young audiences.

Honorees included four-time Tony Award-winning director Jerry Zaks; George Forbes, Executive Director of the Lucille Lortel Foundation and President of the Off-Broadway Theatre League; Betty Jacobs, longtime Theatreworks USA Board and Founding Circle Member; Theatreworks USA Marketing Director Barbara Sandek; and NYC Department of Youth & Community Development Comissioner Jeanne Mullgrav.

The event was co-chaired by Sheldon Harnick (Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner), Julie Halpin Anderson (Theatreworks USA Board Chair) and Tony Phelan ("Grey's Anatomy" Executive Producer).

All proceeds from the Celebration support the productions and programs of Theatreworks USA, a not-for-profit educational and artistic corporation.

For more information, visit www.twusa.org.

Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski

Photo Coverage: Elaine Stritch & More Celebrate Theatreworks 50th Anniversary

Photo Coverage: Elaine Stritch & More Celebrate Theatreworks 50th Anniversary
Jared Gertner, Nic Rouleau

Photo Coverage: Elaine Stritch & More Celebrate Theatreworks 50th Anniversary
Sheldon Harnick, Margery Harnick

Photo Coverage: Elaine Stritch & More Celebrate Theatreworks 50th Anniversary
Judy Prince, Charles Hull, Sonia Drossner

Photo Coverage: Elaine Stritch & More Celebrate Theatreworks 50th Anniversary
Judy Prince, Charles Hull, Sonia Drossner

Photo Coverage: Elaine Stritch & More Celebrate Theatreworks 50th Anniversary
Jerry Zaks

Photo Coverage: Elaine Stritch & More Celebrate Theatreworks 50th Anniversary
Andrea Burns, Peter Flynn, and son

Photo Coverage: Elaine Stritch & More Celebrate Theatreworks 50th Anniversary
Kathleen Chalfant

Photo Coverage: Elaine Stritch & More Celebrate Theatreworks 50th Anniversary
Kathleen Chalfant

Photo Coverage: Elaine Stritch & More Celebrate Theatreworks 50th Anniversary
Betty Jacobs, Joe Benincasa

Photo Coverage: Elaine Stritch & More Celebrate Theatreworks 50th Anniversary
Larry O'Keefe, Nelle Benjamin

Photo Coverage: Elaine Stritch & More Celebrate Theatreworks 50th Anniversary
Jefferson Westwood, Barbara Sandek

Photo Coverage: Elaine Stritch & More Celebrate Theatreworks 50th Anniversary
Joe Iconis

Photo Coverage: Elaine Stritch & More Celebrate Theatreworks 50th Anniversary
Brad Oscar and Diego

Photo Coverage: Elaine Stritch & More Celebrate Theatreworks 50th Anniversary
Devanand Janki, Robert Tatad

Photo Coverage: Elaine Stritch & More Celebrate Theatreworks 50th Anniversary
Devanand Janki, Barbara Pasternack, Robert Tatad

Photo Coverage: Elaine Stritch & More Celebrate Theatreworks 50th Anniversary
Tony Phelan, Barbara Pasternack

Photo Coverage: Elaine Stritch & More Celebrate Theatreworks 50th Anniversary
George Forbes

Photo Coverage: Elaine Stritch & More Celebrate Theatreworks 50th Anniversary
Julie Halston, Charles Busch

Photo Coverage: Elaine Stritch & More Celebrate Theatreworks 50th Anniversary
Elaine Stritch

Photo Coverage: Elaine Stritch & More Celebrate Theatreworks 50th Anniversary
Hunter Ryan Herdlicka

Photo Coverage: Elaine Stritch & More Celebrate Theatreworks 50th Anniversary
Sara Ramirez

Photo Coverage: Elaine Stritch & More Celebrate Theatreworks 50th Anniversary
Sara Ramirez, Tony Phelan

Photo Coverage: Elaine Stritch & More Celebrate Theatreworks 50th Anniversary
Jamie LaVerdiere

Photo Coverage: Elaine Stritch & More Celebrate Theatreworks 50th Anniversary
Ryan Duncan

Photo Coverage: Elaine Stritch & More Celebrate Theatreworks 50th Anniversary
John Tartaglia

Photo Coverage: Elaine Stritch & More Celebrate Theatreworks 50th Anniversary
Tony LoBianco, Jamie deRoy

Photo Coverage: Elaine Stritch & More Celebrate Theatreworks 50th Anniversary
Barbara Pasternack, Stuart Ross

Photo Coverage: Elaine Stritch & More Celebrate Theatreworks 50th Anniversary
Ann Harada, Zina Goldrich, Gwen Hollander, Jill Abramowitz, Brad Alexander

Photo Coverage: Elaine Stritch & More Celebrate Theatreworks 50th Anniversary
Matt Castle, Jill Abramowitz, Brad Alexander

Photo Coverage: Elaine Stritch & More Celebrate Theatreworks 50th Anniversary
Ian Niederhoffer

Photo Coverage: Elaine Stritch & More Celebrate Theatreworks 50th Anniversary
Bradley Beahen, Frank Galagno, Rob Sapp, Jim Walton

Photo Coverage: Elaine Stritch & More Celebrate Theatreworks 50th Anniversary
Richard Kind

Photo Coverage: Elaine Stritch & More Celebrate Theatreworks 50th Anniversary



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