Erica Schmidt and Peter Dinklage Honored at New Group Gala March 9 | Playbill

Benefits and Galas Erica Schmidt and Peter Dinklage Honored at New Group Gala March 9 The evening, which celebrates the company's 25th anniversary, also honors Board President Abby Merrill.
Erica Schmidt and Peter Dinklage Marc J. Franklin

Off-Broadway's New Group celebrates its annual gala at Guastavino’s in New York City March 9.

The evening honors Abby Merrill, who is the president of the Board, and the wife-and-husband creative team of Erica Schmidt and Peter Dinklage (Schmidt wrote and directed The New Group's recent adaptation of Cyrano in which Dinklage starred).

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Hosted by Tarik Trotter, the gala will feature performances by Amanda Green, Ethan Hawke, Dana Lynn, Levon Thurman-Hawke, Trotter, Stro Elliot, and Suzanne Vega; with appearances by Jasmine Cephas Jones, Cynthia Nixon, Jonathan Marc Sherman, and more.

The New Group’s annual gala is the organization's largest fundraising event of the year. Contributions benefit all of The New Group's programs, including its Off-Broadway season, education programs, and New Group/New Works, its new play and musical development program.

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