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Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala

Just last night, the New Group just honored Founding Artistic Director Scott Elliott and celebrated its 20th Anniversary season. Scott Elliott is an award-winning stage director, filmmaker and the founding Artistic Director of The New Group, where he recently directed the critically acclaimed revival of David Rabe's Sticks and Bones. At The New Group, he has directed world premieres by Thomas Bradshaw, Ayub Khan Din, Francine Volpe, Erika Sheffer and Tommy Nohilly; and the world premiere of the 2010 musical The Kid (Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical; Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Award nominations for Outstanding Musical). Other credits include The New Group's The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie starring Cynthia Nixon; David Rabe's Hurlyburly; and numerous collaborations with Ayub Khan Din, Wallace Shawn and Mike Leigh. Broadway credits include Present Laughter, Barefoot in the Park, The Threepenny Opera, The Women and Three Sisters. This spring at The New Group, he directs the world premiere of The Spoils, written by and featuring Jesse Eisenberg.

BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the gala below!

The New Group opened its 20th Anniversary Season with David Rabe's Sticks and Bones, directed by Scott Elliott and featuring Richard Chamberlain, Nadia Gan, Holly Hunter, Morocco Omari, Bill Pullman, Ben Schnetzer and Raviv Ullman, and is currently represented Off-Broadway by Joel Drake Johnson's Rasheeda Speaking, featuring Patricia Conolly, Darren Goldstein, Tonya Pinkins and Dianne Wiest, helmed by Cynthia Nixon in her directorial debut. The New Group productions take place at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street).

The New Group, led by founding Artistic Director Scott Elliott and Executive Director Adam Bernstein, is an award-winning, artist-driven company with a commitment to developing and producing powerful, contemporary theater. Founded in 1995, The New Group was born of Artistic Director Scott Elliott's desire to develop a place for artists to experiment, take risks and learn from each other without the pressures of commercial theater. Notable productions at The New Group include Ecstasy, This is Our Youth, Aunt Dan and Lemon, Hurlyburly, Abigail's Party, Rafta, Rafta..., The Starry Messenger, A Lie of the Mind, Blood From a Stone, Marie and Bruce, and many more. The company has received over 90 awards and nominations for excellence. The New Group is a recipient of the 2004 Tony® Award for Best Musical (Avenue Q). In 2011, The Kid received five Drama Desk nominations and the Outer Critics Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical. That year, The New Group and Scott Elliott were honored with a Drama Desk Special Award "for presenting contemporary new voices, and for uncompromisingly raw and powerful productions." The company's 2013-2014 season included the New York premiere of Beth Henley's The Jacksonian, directed by Robert Falls, featuring Ed Harris, Glenne Headly, Amy Madigan, Bill Pullman and Juliet Brett; the world premiere of Thomas Bradshaw's Intimacy, directed by Scott Elliott; and the New York premiere of Sharr White's Annapurna, directed by Bart DeLorenzo, starring Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

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Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Bobby Cannavale

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Bobby Cannavale

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Natasha Lyonne

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Natasha Lyonne

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Bobby Cannavale and Natasha Lyonne

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Natasha Lyonne and Bobby Cannavale

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Natasha Lyonne

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Natasha Lyonne

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Scott Elliott, Natasha Lyonne, Bobby Cannavale and Adam Bernstein

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Scott Elliott and Natasha Lyonne

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Alison Wright

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Alison Wright

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Rose Byrne

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Rose Byrne

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Rose Byrne

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Rose Byrne and Alison Wright

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Rose Byrne and Alison Wright

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Lili Taylor

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Lili Taylor

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Lili Taylor

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Josh Hamilton

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Josh Hamilton

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Alessandro Nivola

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Alessandro Nivola

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Benjamin Walker

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Benjamin Walker

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Benjamin Walker

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Benjamin Walker

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Benjamin Walker

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Katie Finneran and Darren Goldstein

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Katie Finneran and Darren Goldstein

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Katie Finneran and Darren Goldstein

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Bridget Everett

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Bridget Everett

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Bridget Everett

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Bridget Everett

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Uzu Aduba

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Uzo Aduba

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Uzo Aduba

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Ethan Hawke

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Ethan Hawke

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Wallace Shawn and Ethan Hawke

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Wallace Shawn and Ethan Hawke

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Ethan Hawke

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Ethan Hawke

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Lily Rabe

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Lily Rabe

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Lily Rabe

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Wallace Shawn

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Dianne Wiest

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Dianne Wiest

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Dianne Wiest

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Cynthia Nixon

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Cynthia Nixon

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Cynthia Nixon

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Holly Hunter

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Holly Hunter

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Holly Hunter

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Josh Charles

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Josh Charles

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Josh Charles

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Sammy Katz and Abby Merrill

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Tonya Pinkins

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Tonya Pinkins

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Tonya Pinkins

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Ella Dershowitz

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Nadia Gan

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Nadia Gan and Ella Dershowitz

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Nadia Gan and Ella Dershowitz

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Robert MacNeil

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Jim Lehrer

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Jim Lehrer

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
David Cale

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Derek McLane

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Dea Julien

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Dea Julien

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Max Baker

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Max Baker

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
David Rabe

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Frank Whaley

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Frank Whaley

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
David Rabe

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Duncan Sheik

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Duncan Sheik and Benjamin Walker

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Duncan Sheik and Benjamin Walker

Photo Coverage: The New Group Honors Scott Elliott at 20th Anniversary Gala
Bridget Everett and Tonya Pinkins


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