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 email@example.com 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
Joyce O'Connor, Peter Sarsgaard, and guest
Joyce O'Connor, Lily Houghton
Suzan-Lori Parks, Christian Konopka
Athol Fugard, Paula Fourie