Photo Coverage: Primary Stages Cocktails for Roth & O'Brien

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Primary Stages honored Broadway producer Daryl Roth and Tony Award-winning director Jack O'Brien at Primary Stages' 23rd Anniversary Gala Benefit at a private club in Manhattan on Monday, November 12 at 6:30PM.

Daryl Roth is privileged to have produced five Pulitzer-Prize winning plays: Proof; Wit; How I Learned to Drive; Three Tall Women; and Anna in the Tropics.  Her recent Broadway credits include Curtains; Inherit the Wind; The Year of Magical Thinking; and Coram Boy.  Other distinguished productions include Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; Caroline, or Change; Salome; Medea; The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?; The Tale of the Allergist's Wife; Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992; Beckett/Albee; Old Wicked Songs; The Play About the Baby; Thom Pain; and De La Guarda.  Mrs. Roth is also the creative force behind two theaters in Union Square, The Daryl Roth Theatre and The DR2 Theatre which have helped make vibrant theater accessible to new audiences.

Jack O'Brien has won three Tony Awards and four Drama Desk Awards for his direction of shows such as The Coast of Utopia; Henry IV; Hairspray; and The Invention of Love.  Other noteworthy credits include Dirty Rotten Scoundrels; The Full Monty; Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas; Imaginary Friends; Two Shakespearean Actors; Two Trains Running; The Piano Lesson; The Cocktail Hour; and Porgy and Bess.  Mr. O'Brien has served as Artistic Director of the Old Globe Theater in San Diego since 1981.

Photos by Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.


Primary Stages Honors Daryl Roth and Jack O'Brien


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Sue Breger, Board President and Erica Raven, Director of Development


Casey Childs, Michael Wilson and Andrew Leynse


Willy Holtzman and Brooke Berman


Andrew Leynse, Willy Holtzman and Brooke Berman


Andrew Leynse, Elysabeth Kleinhans and Penny Fuller


Richard Frankel, Kathleen Clark and Casey Childs


Kathleen Clark and Casey Childs


Kathleen Clark and Andrew Leynse


Elizabeth Wilson


Elliot Fox


Stephanie Klapper and Steve Klapper


Peter Tear and Michael Wilson


Board Members Anne Einhorn and Marvin Einhorn


Casey Childs, Jamie deRoy, Penny Fuller and Steve Ernst


A.R. Gurney and Jack O'Brien


Victoria Clark and Daryl Roth


Elaine Stritch and Casey Childs


Dasha Epstein and Elaine Stritch


Jack O'Brien and Elaine Stritch


Jack O'Brien and Elaine Stritch


Dasha Epstein


Scott Wittman, Jack O'Brien and Marc Shaiman


Jerry Mitchell, Linda Hart and Jack O'Brien


l-r: Jerry Mitchell, Linda Hart, Jack O'Brien, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman


l-r: Marsha Mason, Jerry Mitchell, David Rockwell, Jack O'Brien, Linda Hart, Marc Shaiman, guest and Scott Wittman


Marsha Mason


Polly Bergen


Polly Bergen and Elaine Stritch


Polly Bergen and Elaine Stritch


Polly Bergen and Elaine Stritch


Patrick Pacheco and Willa Kim


Linda Hart


Jerry Mitchell, David Hyde-Pierce and Linda Hart


Jerry Mitchell, David Hyde-Pierce and Linda Hart


David Hyde-Pierce


Richard Easton


Richard Easton


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Sally Mayes and Victoria Clark


Sally Mayes and Elliot Fox


Robert Diamond and Michelle Bossy


Mary Bacon


Jamie deRoy


Penny Fuller


Penny Fuller and Jamie deRoy


Kathleen Clark and Penny Fuller


Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman


Casey Childs, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman and Andrew Leynse


Robert Diamond and Michelle Bossy


Jerry Mitchell


Casey Childs, Jerry Mitchell and Andrew Leynse


Jack O'Brien


Andrew Leynse and Jack O'Brien


Andrew Leynse and Jack O'Brien


Marsha Mason and Jack O'Brien


Marsha Mason and Jack O'Brien


Daryl Roth


Daryl Roth


Jordan Roth and Daryl Roth


Jordan Roth and Daryl Roth


Steve Roth and Daryl Roth


Andrew Leynse, Daryl Roth and Jordan Roth


Sally Mayes


Sally Mayes


Sally Mayes and son with Daryl Roth


Casey Childs, Daryl Roth and Andrew Leynse


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Daryl Roth and Jack O'Brien


Daryl Roth and Jack O'Brien


Daryl Roth and Jack O'Brien

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.