Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Tony Kushner

Signature Theatre Company (James Houghton, Founding Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director) celebrated its 2010-2011 playwright-in-residence Tony Kushner at its 20th anniversary gala on November 8 at Espace. BroadwayWorld was on hand and brings you photo coverage below.

Participants in the gala include Stephen Spinella, Linda Emond, Mike Nichols, Edward Norton and Frank Rich.

Tony Kushner's original plays and adaptations are courageous in their scope and variety, exploring themes such as politics, history, community, faith, and love. These plays include A Bright Room Called Day; Angels in America, Parts One and Two; Slavs!; Homebody/Kabul; Caroline, or Change, a musical with composer Jeanine Tesori; and The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide To Capitalism And Socialism With A Key To The Scriptures. Mr. Kushner has adapted and translated Pierre Corneille's The Illusion, S.Y. Ansky's The Dybbuk, Bertolt Brecht's The Good Person of Sezuan and Mother Courage and Her Children; and the English-language libretto for the opera Brundibár by Hans Krasa. He also wrote the screenplays for Mike Nichols' film of Angels in America, and Steven Spielberg's Munich. His books include Brundibar, with illustrations by Maurice Sendak; The Art of Maurice Sendak, 1980 to the Present; and Wrestling With Zion: Progressive Jewish-American Responses to the Palestinian/Israeli Conflict, co-edited with Alisa Solomon. Mr. Kushner is the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize, two Tony Awards, three Obie Awards, two Evening Standard Awards, an Olivier Award, an Emmy Award and an Oscar nomination, among other honors. In 2008, he was the first recipient of the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award. He lives in Manhattan with his husband, Mark Harris.

For more information visit signaturetheatre.org.

Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Tony Kushner

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Tony Kushner
20th Anniversary Gala

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Tony Kushner
Mike Nichols

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Tony Kushner
Mike Nichols

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Tony Kushner
Michael Greif

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Tony Kushner
Michael Greif

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Tony Kushner
Tony Kushner

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Tony Kushner
Tony Kushner

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Tony Kushner
Zoe Kazan and Tony Kushner

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Tony Kushner
Zoe Kazan and Tony Kushner

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Tony Kushner
Bill Heck, Zoe Kazan and Tony Kushner

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Tony Kushner
Bill Heck

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Tony Kushner
Zoe Kazan

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Tony Kushner
Zoe Kazan

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Bill Heck and Maggie Lacey

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Tony Kushner
Bill Heck and Maggie Lacey

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Tony Kushner
Bill Heck

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Tony Kushner
Bill Heck

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Tony Kushner
Zachary Quinto

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Tony Kushner
Zachary Quinto, Bill Heck, Tony Kushner, Zoe Kazan and Robin Weigert

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Tony Kushner
Tony Kushner

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Tony Kushner
Zachary Quinto

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Tony Kushner
Zachary Quinto

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Tony Kushner
Robin Weigert

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Tony Kushner
Zachary Quinto

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Tony Kushner
Zachary Quinto

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Tony Kushner
Zachary Quinto

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Tony Kushner
Zachary Quinto

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Tony Kushner
Bill Heck and Tony Kushner

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Tony Kushner
Dallas Roberts, Christine Jones and Michael Mayer

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Tony Kushner

Tony Kushner, Frank Rich, Edward Norton and James Houghton

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Tony Kushner
Edward Norton

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Tony Kushner
Edward Norton

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Tony Kushner
Tony Kushner greets Suzan-Lori Parks

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Tony Kushner
Tony Kushner and Suzan-Lori Parks

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Tony Kushner
Stephen Spinella and Tony Kushner

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Tony Kushner
Stephen Spinella and Tony Kushner

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Tony Kushner
Stephen Spinella and Tony Kushner

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Tony Kushner
Stephen Spinella and Tony Kushner

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Tony Kushner
Stephen Spinella

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Tony Kushner
Linda Emond

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Tony Kushner
Linda Emond

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Tony Kushner
Michael Greif and James Houghton

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Tony Kushner
Oskar Eustis and James Houghton

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Tony Kushner
Oskar Eustis, Tony Kushner and James Houghton

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Tony Kushner
Frank Rich and Alex Witchel

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Tony Kushner

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