Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke

The New Group proudly presented a benefit evening honoring Ethan Hawke with the third annual Michael Mendelson Award for Outstanding Commitment to the Theater. The event took place Monday, November 10th at Chelsea Piers. The BroadwayWorld's camera were there to join the celebration...and to bring you all the pictures! 

The benefit featured a live auction and a special brief guest performance by celebrated nine-time Grammy® Award-winning recording artist Norah Jones. Guests slated to attend include: Billy Crudup,Vincent D'OnofrioSam Rockwell, and Lili Taylor among many others. 

The late Michael Mendelson was a Founding Board Member of The New Group and served as Chairman of the Board from 1995 until his passing in 2005.  Born in 1941, he received his BS from New York University in 1964.  From 1969 until March 1988, Mr. Mendelson was Senior Vice President of E.F. Hutton & Co., Inc.  He joined Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. as Chairman of Fahnestock Asset Management in March 1988 and served as President of Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. from August 1988 to November 1991.  Mendelson was honored in June 2005 at The New Group's Spring Benefit.  In acknowledgement of Michael Mendelson's devoted and invaluable efforts as Chairman of the Board of The New Group during its founding decade, The Michael Mendelson Award will be presented annually in grateful recognition of the exceptional contributions of individuals to the theatrical community.

As an actor, Ethan Hawke's theater credits include The Coast of Utopia (B'way - Tony® Award nomination), Hurlyburly (The New Group), Henry IV (Lincoln Center), Chekov's The Seagull (B'way), The Late Henry Moss (Signature Theatre Company), The Cider House Rules, Sam Shepard's Buried Child (Steppenwolf Theatre Company), Sophistry (Playwrights Horizons), Tennessee Williams' Camino Real (Williamstown Theatre Festival) and many others with the Malaparte theater company, where he is also Artistic Director.  His film credits include: Assault on Precinct 13, Before Sunset (Academy® Award Nomination - Adapted Screenplay), Training Day, Before Sunrise, Hamlet, Gattaca, Reality Bites, Alive, Dead Poets Society and Lord of War.  Hawke's directing credits include: Lisa Loeb's "Stay" music video (1994) and the films Straight to One, Chelsea Walls, and the soon-to-be-released The Hottest State.  In 1992, Hawke co-founded Malaparte (nonprofit theater company in NYC). Last season, Hawke made his Off-Broadway directorial debut at The New Group withThings We Want, starring Paul Dano, Peter Dinklange, Josh Hamilton and Zoe Kazan

Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Ethan Hawke

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Ethan Hawke

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Ethan Hawke

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Ethan Hawke and Leslie Hawke

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Ethan Hawke and Leslie Hawke

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Ethan Hawke and Leslie Hawke

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Lili Taylor

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Lili Taylor

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Ethan Hawke and Lili Taylor

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Ethan Hawke and Lili Taylor

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Christopher Abbott

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Lisa Emery

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Lisa Emery and Christopher Abbott

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Billy Crudup

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Billy Crudup

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Jeffrey Seller

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Robyn Goodman

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Robyn Goodman and Jeffrey Seller

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Richard Easton

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Scott Elliott

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Antoine Fuqua

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Antoine Fuqua

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Darren Goldstein

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Darren Goldstein

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Halley Wegryn Gross

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Halley Wegryn Gross

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Sakina Jaffrey

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Sean T. Krishnam

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Sean T. Krishnam

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Justin Long

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Josh Hamilton

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Justin Long and Sam Rockwell

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Josh Hamilton

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Vincent D'Onofrio

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Vincent D'Onofrio

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Vincent D'Onofrio

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Seth Avi Rosenfeld

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Elizabeth Jasicki

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Richard Topol and Elizabeth Jasicki

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Elizabeth Jasicki

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Elizabeth Jasicki

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Michael Shannon

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Michael Shannon

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Martha Plimpton

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Martha Plimpton

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Martha Plimpton

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Wallace Shawn and Martha Plimpton

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Mark Brokaw

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Mark Brokaw

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Matt Rausch

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Andrew Polk

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Matt Rausch and Andrew Polk

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Sarita Choudhury

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Jonahtan Marc Sherman

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Richard Topol

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Rashma Shetty    

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Rashma Shetty    

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Jimmie James

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Jimmie James and his guest

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Natasha Lyonne

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Natasha Lyonne

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
David Cale and Natasha Lyonne

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Jesse Harris

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Jesse Harris

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Norah Jones and Jesse Harris

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Norah Jones and Jesse Harris

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Norah Jones

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Norah Jones

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Ethan Hawke
Norah Jones



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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.