Additionally, James Lapine, also a Pulitzer- and Tony-winning playwright and director, is receiving the inaugural TDF Founders Award.
The talent showcase features ensemble as well as solo performances. The awards are presented by the Broadway League Foundation in honor of the famed Broadway producer and theater owner James M. TDF, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing the power of the performing arts to everyone, honors Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning playwright Tony Kushner at its 50th anniversary gala.
It features a sparkling cocktail hour and a festive Irish dinner, a silent auction with lots that have included rare collectibles, Broadway tickets, spa vouchers, fine wines and more, and a musical program performed by some of New York's finest.
This year's gala honors actor and activist Martha Plimpton as well as actor, producer, and longtime executive director of Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS, Tom Viola.
Special attention has been given to theatermakers who are developing work through robust and innovative collaborative models.
The 32nd Annual Easter Bonnet Competition is a fundraising showcase of Broadway's best performers and handcrafted bonnets.