Primary Stages to Honor Christopher Durang and Stephen Sultan
05 Nov 2013
Primary Stages will honor Tony Award-winning playwright Christopher Durang and Stephen Sultan during the organization's Nov. 11 gala at the Edison Ballroom.
Tony Award nominee
Kristine Nielsen, a veteran of Durang's plays who recently appeared in his comedy Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike, will offer a tribute to the playwright during the gala. Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright John Patrick Shanley ( Doubt) will offer a tribute to Sultan, who is president of the general counsel at Dramatists Play Service.
The gala will also include performances by
Rachel de Benedet ( Catch Me If You Can, Addams Family), Alan Paul ( Grease, Oliver!), Michele Ragusa ( Urinetown, Ragtime, A Class Act) and Alton Fitzgerald White ( The Color Purple, Ragtime).
"Primary Stages created the Commitment to New Plays Award to spotlight individuals who have made it a major focus of their careers to champion new plays and new playwrights," said artistic director Casey Childs in a statement. "Since its inception, we have honored such luminaries of the American theatre as
Terrence McNally, Stephen Sondheim, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Wendy Wasserstein, Harvey Fierstein, and A.R. Gurney, among others."
For further information on gala tickets, phone (212) 840-9705 or visit
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