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

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Dramatists Guild Fund's Presidential Benefit Gala!
Jonathan Tolins

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Jonathan Tolins

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Jonathan Tolins

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Jonathan Tolins

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Jonathan Tolins

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Nan Knighton

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Nan Knighton

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Douglas Sills

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Douglas Sills

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Douglas Sills

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Douglas Sills

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Douglas Sills

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Mindi Dickstein

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Mindi Dickstein

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Hannah Elless

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Hannah Elless

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Hannah Elless

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Hannah Elless

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John Breglio

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John Breglio

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John Breglio

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Tom Kitt and Nell Benjamin

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Tom Kitt and Nell Benjamin

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Christopher Sieber

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Christopher Sieber

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Christopher Sieber

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Christopher Sieber

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Robert Schenkkan

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Robert Schenkkan

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Patrick Page

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Patrick Page

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Patrick Page

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Gretchen Cryer

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Gretchen Cryer

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Gretchen Cryer

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Kate Baldwin

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Kate Baldwin

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Kate Baldwin

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Kate Baldwin

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Kate Baldwin

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Kate Baldwin

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Andrew Lippa

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Andrew Lippa

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Andrew Lippa

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Andrew Lippa

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Doug Wright

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Doug Wright

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Doug Wright

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Over 100,000 pledged!

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Doug Wright

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Lin-Manuel Miranda

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Lin-Manuel Miranda

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Mandy Gonzalez

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Mandy Gonzalez

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Mandy Gonzalez

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Mandy Gonzalez

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Mandy Gonzalez

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Will Eno

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Will Eno

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Will Eno

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Stephen Sondheim

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Stephen Sondheim

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Stephen Sondheim

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Stephen Sondheim

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Stephen Sondheim

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Stephen Sondheim

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Raul Esparza

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Raul Esparza

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Raul Esparza

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Raul Esparza

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Raul Esparza

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Raul Esparza

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Stephen Schwartz

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Stephen Schwartz

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Stephen Schwartz

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Aaron Tveit

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Aaron Tveit

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Aaron Tveit

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Aaron Tveit

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Aaron Tveit

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Aaron Tveit

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Aaron Tveit

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