Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Founding Artistic Director James Houghton at 25th Anniversary Gala

Signature Theatre's Annual Gala celebration -just celebrated Signature's 25th Anniversary and honor Founding Artistic Director James Houghton's leadership of the company, on the occasion of his final season as Artistic Director. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos below!

Under Houghton's leadership the company launched three distinct residency programs; produced more than 100 plays; built The Pershing Square Signature Center, the largest theatre arts center in New York City in the last 50 years; created the Signature Ticket Initiative, designed to create accessibility to theatre for all; and became the first New York City recipient of the Regional Theater Tony Award.

This celebratory evening featured entertaining highlights from Signature's first 25 years, including music, live performance and video, with Signature's Board Chairman Edward Norton, Alumnus Ty Burrell, playwrights-in-residence, and many more.

The Pershing Square Signature Center is located at 480 West 42nd Street. To make a donation of any amount in support of this momentous occasion, contact gala@signaturetheatre.org or (646) 388-8156. For more information, visit signaturetheatre.org.

Signature Theatre exists to honor and celebrate the playwright. Founded in 1991 by James Houghton, Signature makes an extended commitment to a playwright's body of work, and during this journey, the writer is engaged in every aspect of the creative process. By championing in-depth explorations of a playwright's body of work, Signature delivers an intimate and immersive journey into the playwright's singular vision. In 2014 Signature became the first New York City theatre to receive the Regional Theatre Tony Award.

Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski

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Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Founding Artistic Director James Houghton at 25th Anniversary Gala
Holly Burrell, Ty Burrell

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Founding Artistic Director James Houghton at 25th Anniversary Gala
Ty Burrell

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Founding Artistic Director James Houghton at 25th Anniversary Gala
Tom Finkelpearl

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Founding Artistic Director James Houghton at 25th Anniversary Gala
Charles Fuller, Claire Prieto-Fuller

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Founding Artistic Director James Houghton at 25th Anniversary Gala
Joyce O'Connor, Peter Sarsgaard, and guest

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Founding Artistic Director James Houghton at 25th Anniversary Gala
Peter Sarsgaard

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Founding Artistic Director James Houghton at 25th Anniversary Gala
Peter Sarsgaard

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Founding Artistic Director James Houghton at 25th Anniversary Gala
Joyce O'Connor, Lily Houghton

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Founding Artistic Director James Houghton at 25th Anniversary Gala
Regina Taylor

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Founding Artistic Director James Houghton at 25th Anniversary Gala
Regina Taylor

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Founding Artistic Director James Houghton at 25th Anniversary Gala
Paige Evans

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Founding Artistic Director James Houghton at 25th Anniversary Gala
Paige Evans

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Founding Artistic Director James Houghton at 25th Anniversary Gala
Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Founding Artistic Director James Houghton at 25th Anniversary Gala
Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Founding Artistic Director James Houghton at 25th Anniversary Gala
Suzan-Lori Parks, Christian Konopka

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Founding Artistic Director James Houghton at 25th Anniversary Gala
Edward Norton

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Founding Artistic Director James Houghton at 25th Anniversary Gala
Edward Norton

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Founding Artistic Director James Houghton at 25th Anniversary Gala
Edward Norton, Suzan-Lori Parks

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Founding Artistic Director James Houghton at 25th Anniversary Gala
Paige Evans, Erika Mallin

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Founding Artistic Director James Houghton at 25th Anniversary Gala
Matthew Rauch

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Founding Artistic Director James Houghton at 25th Anniversary Gala
Matthew Rauch

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Founding Artistic Director James Houghton at 25th Anniversary Gala
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Founding Artistic Director James Houghton at 25th Anniversary Gala
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Founding Artistic Director James Houghton at 25th Anniversary Gala
Laurie Eustis, Oskar Eustis

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Founding Artistic Director James Houghton at 25th Anniversary Gala
Crystal A. Dickinson

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Founding Artistic Director James Houghton at 25th Anniversary Gala
Crystal A. Dickinson

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Founding Artistic Director James Houghton at 25th Anniversary Gala
Will Eno, Maria Dizzia

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Founding Artistic Director James Houghton at 25th Anniversary Gala
Harris Yulin, Kristen Lowman

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Founding Artistic Director James Houghton at 25th Anniversary Gala
Charles Mee

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Founding Artistic Director James Houghton at 25th Anniversary Gala
A.R. Gurney

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Founding Artistic Director James Houghton at 25th Anniversary Gala
Laura Linney

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Founding Artistic Director James Houghton at 25th Anniversary Gala
Laura Linney

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Founding Artistic Director James Houghton at 25th Anniversary Gala
Athol Fugard, Paula Fourie

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Founding Artistic Director James Houghton at 25th Anniversary Gala
Annie Baker

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Founding Artistic Director James Houghton at 25th Anniversary Gala
Annie Baker

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Founding Artistic Director James Houghton at 25th Anniversary Gala
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