Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Gala Honors Bob Moss!

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Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons just held its annual Spring Gala last night, May 5. Titled "IN THE BEGINNING", the evening honored the theater company's Founding Artistic Director Bob Moss. An artistic director, stage director and teacher for thirty-seven years, Bob founded Playwrights Horizons in 1971 and gave the theater its unique and enduring mission. Three years later, Bob moved the theater to then-derelict West 42nd Street. He founded the 42nd Street Gang, which, with the 42nd Street Development Corporation, envisioned and spearheaded the renovation and creation of 42nd Street's Theatre Row, and gave Playwrights a permanent home. He served as the company's Artistic Director for ten years through 1981. He was also the director of the Playwrights Horizons Theater School, an affiliate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. He continues to direct and teach at theaters and colleges across the country, and has mentored hundreds of young theater actors, writers and directors.

With the participation of subscribers and supporters, Playwrights Horizons continue to be a vibrant leader in the development of new American plays and musicals and a standard-bearer for excellence in the theater world. As a not-for-profit organization, charitable donations account for nearly 40% of the annual budget. Each year an average of 84% is spent on productions and programs, with only 16% spent on administrative overhead and fundraising.

Next up in Playwrights Horizons' 2013/2014 Season is STAGE KISS, the New York premiere of a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl, directed by Rebecca Taichman (Feb 7-March 23). Following STAGE KISS, the Playwrights Horizons' 2013/2014 Season will continue with YOUR MOTHER'S COPY OF THE KAMA SUTRA, the World Premiere of a new play by Kirk Lynn, directed by Anne Kauffman (March 28-May 11); and conclude with FLY BY NIGHT: A NEW MUSICAL, conceived by Kim Rosenstock, written by Will Connolly, Michael Mitnick and Ms. Rosenstock, directed by Carolyn Cantor (May 16-June 29).

Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski

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Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Gala Honors Bob Moss!
Bob Moss, Tim Sanford

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Gala Honors Bob Moss!
Michael Cyril Creighton, Tim Sanford

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Gala Honors Bob Moss!
Michael Cyril Creighton

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Gala Honors Bob Moss!
Fred Papert, Bob Moss, Tim Sanford

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Gala Honors Bob Moss!
Fred Papert, Bob Moss

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Gala Honors Bob Moss!
Mary Testa, Bob Moss, David Hyde Pierce

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Gala Honors Bob Moss!
Mary Testa, Bob Moss

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Gala Honors Bob Moss!
Mary Testa, David Hyde Pierce

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Gala Honors Bob Moss!
David Hyde Pierce

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Gala Honors Bob Moss!
Leslie Marcus, Fred Papert, Bob Moss, Rachel Wilder

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Gala Honors Bob Moss!
Scott Slobodnyak, Owen Sweeney

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Gala Honors Bob Moss!
Sam Hunter

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Gala Honors Bob Moss!
Leslie Marcus, Rachel Wilder, Bob Moss, Judith O. Rubin, Tim Sanford

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Gala Honors Bob Moss!
Michael Mayer

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Gala Honors Bob Moss!
Jack O'Brien, Michael Mayer

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Gala Honors Bob Moss!
Michael Mayer, Bob Moss

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Gala Honors Bob Moss!
Michael Mayer, Bob Moss

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Gala Honors Bob Moss!
Richard Nelson, Bob Moss, Jack O'Brien

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Gala Honors Bob Moss!
Rachel Wilder, Bob Moss, Judith O. Rubin

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Gala Honors Bob Moss!
Rachel Wilder, Bob Moss, Judith O. Rubin

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Gala Honors Bob Moss!
Foe Destroyer (from FLY BY NIGHT)

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Gala Honors Bob Moss!
Peter Parnell

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Gala Honors Bob Moss!
Todd Almond, Bruce Norris

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Gala Honors Bob Moss!
Anne Kauffman, Rebecca Henderson

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Gala Honors Bob Moss!
Mujtaba Ahmed, Bob Moss, Philip Himberg

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Gala Honors Bob Moss!
Lisa Peterson, Bob Moss

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Gala Honors Bob Moss!
Lisa Peterson, Bob Moss

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Gala Honors Bob Moss!
Anne Kauffman, Bob Moss, Lisa Peterson

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Gala Honors Bob Moss!
Scott Frankel, Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Sam Pinkleton

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Gala Honors Bob Moss!
Amy Herzog, Anne Kauffman

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Gala Honors Bob Moss!
Walter Bobbie

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Gala Honors Bob Moss!
Walter Bobbie, Kathleen Chalfant, Bob Moss

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Gala Honors Bob Moss!
Paloma Young, Dan LeFranc

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Gala Honors Bob Moss!
Chris Stack, Rebecca Henderson

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Gala Honors Bob Moss!
Pam MacKinnon

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Gala Honors Bob Moss!
Bryce Pinkham

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Gala Honors Bob Moss!
Tanya Barfield

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Gala Honors Bob Moss!
Tanya Barfield, Leigh Silverman

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Gala Honors Bob Moss!
E. Katherine Kerr, Bob Moss

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Gala Honors Bob Moss!
Andre Bishop, Bob Moss, Tim Sanford

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Gala Honors Bob Moss!
Andre Bishop, Mark Subias, Todd Almond

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