Photo Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala!

Just last night, Dramatists Guild Fund presented its annual benefit gala- Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars: The Presidential Edition at Gotham Hall in New York. Raúl Esparza debuted "The Flag Song" from ASSASSINS which was cut before performances began, and Patrick Page performed from Robert Schenkkan's ALL THE WAY. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the big night below!

The annual Benefit Gala is the most critical fundraising event of the year for the Dramatists Guild Fund, the charitable arm of the Dramatists Guild of America. The evening pays tribute to legendary writers and recognizes their significant contributions to American theater.

The event featured legendary playwrights, lyricists and composers introducing the stars who brought their work to life on stage, including Nell Benjamin, Mindi Dickstein, Carol Hall, Tom Kitt, Nan Knighton, Robert Schenkkan, Stephen Schwartz, and Stephen Sondheim.

The evening's lineup featured Hannah Elless performing "Astonishing" from LITTLE WOMEN, Mandy Gonzalez performing "Satisfied" from HAMILTON, Douglas Sills performing "Into the Fire" from THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, Kate Baldwin performing "Hard Candy Christmas" from THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS, and Aaron Tveit performing "Morning Glow" from PIPPIN. Nell Benjamin and Tom Kitt debuted a song from their new musical DAVE, performed by Christopher Sieber.

The Dramatists Guild Fund is the public charity arm of the Dramatists Guild of America. Its mission is to aid and nurture writers for the theater; to fund nonprofit theaters producing contemporary American works; and to heighten awareness, appreciation, and support of theater across the country. Each year, DGF awards grants to nonprofit theatrical organizations across the country that produce works by American writers, provides emergency aid to writers facing illness or other unforeseen circumstances, and supports numerous educational programs and writing development opportunities for dramatists. For more information, visit www.dgfund.org.

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Photo Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala!
The Dramatists Guild Fund Gala 'Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars : The Presidential Edition' at Gotham Hall on November 7, 2016 in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala!
Atmosphere

Photo Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala!
Stephen Schwartz sketch

Photo Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala!
Kristen Anderson-Lopez sketch

Photo Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala!
Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens sketch

Photo Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala!
Stephen Schwartz sketch

Photo Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala!
Nancy Ford and Gretchen Cryer sketch

Photo Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala!
Sheldon Harnick sketch

Photo Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala!
Amanda Green sketch

Photo Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala!
Doug Wright and Scott Frankel Sketch

Photo Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala!
Aaron Tveit

Photo Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala!
Stephen Schwartz

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Terrence McNally

Photo Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala!
Thomas Kirdahy and Terrence McNally

Photo Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala!
Thomas Kirdahy and Terrence McNally

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Roe Green

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Andrew Lippa

Photo Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala!
Andrew Lippa

Photo Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala!
Andrew Lippa and Rachel Routh

Photo Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala!
Andrew Lippa and Rachel Routh

Photo Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala!
Rachel Routh, Andrew Lippa and Roe Green

Photo Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala!
Andrew Lippa and Roe Green

Photo Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala!
Doug Wright

Photo Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala!
Douglas Sills and Doug Wright

Photo Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala!
Douglas Sills

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Douglas Sills

Photo Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala!
Robert Schenkkan

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Robert Schenkkan

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Keren Craig, Georgina Chapman and Harvey Weinstein

Photo Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala!
Georgina Chapman and Harvey Weinstein

Photo Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala!
Harvey Weinstein

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Marchesa Co-Founder Georgina Chapman

Photo Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala!
Marchesa Co-Founder Georgina Chapman

Photo Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala!
Marchesa Co-Founder Keren Craig

Photo Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala!
Marchesa Co-Founder Keren Craig

Photo Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala!
Marchesa Founders Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman

Photo Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala!
Marchesa Founders Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman

Photo Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala!
Andrew Lippa, Keren Craig, Georgina Chapman and Rachel Routh

Photo Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala!
Andrew Lippa, Keren Craig, Georgina Chapman, Harvey Weinstein and Rachel Routh

Photo Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala!
Mindi Dickstein

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Mindi Dickstein

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Mindi Dickstein and Hannah Elless

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Hannah Elless

Photo Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala!
Hannah Elless

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Hannah Elless

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Shirley Lauro

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Carol Hall

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Carol Hall

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Kirsten Childs

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Kirsten Childs

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Robert Cary and Jonathan Tolins

Photo Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala!
Lynn Ahrens

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Lynn Ahrens

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Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens

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Stephen Flaherty

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Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens

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Sandy Duncan

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Don Correia and Sandy Duncan

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Don Correia and Sandy Duncan

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Don Correia and Sandy Duncan

Photo Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala!
Sandy Duncan

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Gretchen Cryer

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Ken Fallin

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Nell Benjamin

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Nell Benjamin

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John Breglio

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Nan Knighton

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Nan Knighton and John Breglio

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Nan Knighton

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Sheldon Harnick and Margery Gray

Photo Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala!
Kate Baldwin

Photo Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala!
Andrew Lippa and Kate Baldwin

Photo Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala!
Andrew Lippa and Kate Baldwin

Photo Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala!
Andrew Lippa and Kate Baldwin

Photo Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala!
Kate Baldwin

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Stephen Schwartz and Aaron Tveit

Photo Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala!
Stephen Schwartz, Andrew Lippa and Aaron Tveit

Photo Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala!
Christopher Sieber

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Christopher Sieber

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Mandy Gonzalez

Photo Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala!
Mandy Gonzalez

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Mandy Gonzalez

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Linda G. Levy drawing by Ken Fallin

Photo Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala!
John Breglio drawing by Ken Fallin

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Keren Craig, Georgina Chapman

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